Internationalising the system of scientific research and innovation
The most important responsibilities of the DAAD include granting scholarships, promoting the internationalisation activities of German universities and research organisations, strengthening German cultural and language studies abroad and helping developing countries establish productive higher education institutions. The DAAD is also the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation.
EU higher education programmes like Erasmus+ play a significant role in the internationalisation of universities in Germany. The DAAD serves as Germany’s National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).