The DAAD in the past, present and future
A brief look back at history shows that the DAAD has a long tradition of uniting people and academia. Founded in Heidelberg in 1925 on the initiative of a single student, the DAAD has since become one of the most important funding organisations in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers. On the following pages, we invite you to learn more about our funding programmes and the aims of our activities.
Who we are
The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Learn more about what we do and what we stand for.
Staff, structures & processes
The DAAD is built upon a strong organisational structure, a worldwide network of regional offices and information centres and a team of motivated colleagues, dedicated to academic exchange.
System of scientific research and innovation
By awarding scholarships and providing customised programmes which promote transnational cooperation, the DAAD provides students, researchers and lecturers the chance to study, work and conduct research at the best institutions.
Internationality of higher education institutions
As an expert for international academic exchange, the DAAD is generally concerned with relevant aspects of internationalism of higher education institutions and current topics from discussions on national and international higher education as well as academic policy.
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Regional offices & information centres
In practically every corner of the world, DAAD employees share their expertise and ensure that international experience from various perspectives is channelled into the numerous DAAD-projects.
Facts & figures
The most important figures on the DAAD provide an overview of the activities of the DAAD, its member higher education institutions and its international partners.
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