Programmes

Articles and Interviews

“I wanted to know how the world works”

A DAAD scholarship gave Isabela Paredes Cisneros the opportunity to study clinical physics in Heidelberg and Santiago de Chile. Isabela, who comes from Colombia, is now working on her doctoral thesis and has found an effective way of coping with the culture clash.

Languages of minorities: the fight against oblivion

Amri Sherzamonov’s mother tongue is officially in danger of dying out. To help prevent that, the researcher from Tajikistan participated in the ifa’s CCP Fellowship programme in 2018 and came to Germany. During his stay, he developed a new skill set and improved his research methods.

Europe at a crossroads

Anne-Marie Descôtes, France’s Ambassador to Germany and a DAAD alumna, speaks about the importance of the European election in May and the future of European higher education exchange.

Religion: it is good that we have different beliefs

The DAAD promotes exchange between religions. A project example: a trilateral cooperation between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Al-Quds University and the Free University of Berlin in the one-year master's program "Intellectual Encounters of the Islamic World"

Green Talents Award: chemistry for a “greener future”

What if you could turn waste into something that benefits the environment? Something that reduces fossil fuel consumption, helps generate clean energy, and can even – if all goes to plan – be used to bind large quantities of the greenhouse gas CO2? This was the big question Jesús Esteban Serrano set out to answer.