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The DAAD is tendering a total of eight interdisciplinary “Global Centres” to tackle global challenges, such as climate, health and pandemic issues. The centres are to be established in the countries of the Global South. German higher education institutions can apply to establish one of the centres and work closely with partner organisations, both German and international.
Four centres are to be set up to conduct research into climate issues and another four for research into health and pandemic issues. The German Federal Foreign Office (AA) is providing funding of some EUR 22 million up until 2025 for the establishment of the centres; with the possibility of extension until 2030.
Important factors for potential centres are an interdisciplinary approach, strong international networking across different continents and a close-knit exchange between science, politics, business and civil society to ensure that new findings are put into practice. Funding measures range from digital exchange formats in research and teaching and the development of study programmes to personnel exchanges, scholarships and the establishment of guest chairs.
More information here.