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Bonn/Washington, 31 August 2016. The Junior Researcher Pact, the Fixed-term Employment in Higher Education and Research Act and the Excellence Strategy – these three academic policy measures aim to increase the attractiveness and viability of Germany in the coming years. But how do German junior researchers in the USA and Canada view these developments and how will they influence their future careers paths? The questions will be the focus of discussion at the 16th annual GAIN conference in Washington D.C. from 9 to 11 September 2016. The conference will bring representatives from German academic and scientific organisations, government ministries and businesses together with some 300 German researchers who are currently working in the United States and Canada.
Bonn/Berlin, 31/05/2016. DAAD President Prof. Margret Wintermantel and Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rüland reported a positive development at the annual press conference of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2015, the DAAD funded stays abroad for 75,412 German and 51,627 international students and academics. This represents an increase of five per cent compared to 2014. The programmes range from semesters abroad for students to PhD studies, from internships to guest lectureships, from information visits to setting up degree programmes and establishing German universities abroad.
Bonn/Berlin, 30/05/2016. With funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) currently supports more than 300 projects at over 180 universities to facilitate access to education for refugees throughout Germany. The BMBF launched a corresponding package of measures at the end of 2015. Approximately €100 million have been earmarked to be used for this purpose in the next few years, including €27 million in the current year.
Brussels, 11 May 2016. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), in cooperation with its partners from British Council, Campus France and EP-Nuffic, has launched a new programme to provide Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt the opportunity to gain access to further and higher education. In addition to reaching up to 42,000 young Syrians through academic counselling, the project will provide language courses and short-term study programmes to more than 7,500 student refugees and award more than 300 full scholarships to Syrian refugees in the region. A total of 12 million euros has been allocated for this purpose until 2019. The programme is financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the ‘Madad Fund’.
Bonn, 26/04/2016. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) facilitates access to education for Syrian refugees based in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. In addition to language courses and short-term university places, more than 300 full scholarships are also being offered in the region. €12 million are available for this purpose until 2019. The programme is financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, known as the Madad Fund.
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