German universities contribute to solving today’s biggest development challenges, as this declaration by the DAAD’s executive committee states. The DAAD’s member bodies take further responsibility. Assisted by federal funds, they build international scientific networks to promote quality research and teaching in the global south. German universities and their partners bring their own capacities to the cooperation, making long-term development success possible. The DAAD promotes the strengthening of this partnership approach in the area of higher education and research.