Programmes

Articles and Interviews

25 Years of Successful Scientific Cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries

With the end of the division of Europe in 1989/90, a new chapter began for academic cooperation between East and West. In 1993/94, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) launched the "German Language Courses of Study" (DSG) funding programme in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office. 25 years later, the programme has a track record of success.

“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"