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The DAAD has now published its Strategy 2020

DAAD’s Strategy 2020, which outlines the organisation’s objectives and agenda for the upcoming years, is now publicly available. It provides detailed information on planned DAAD initiatives and priorities towards further internationalisation of German higher education as well as international mobility and cooperation in this area. Next to the main objectives already published earlier this year (see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe, February 2013), the strategy addresses the expansion of the worldwide DAAD network, the continuation of the German-Arabic partnership for transformation as well as the Initiative Deutsch, which aims to extend the DAAD lecturer’s programme in more than 100 countries.

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New DAAD young talents programme for computer scientists: FITweltweit

With its newly launched programme FITweltweit the DAAD will be supporting ICT students and researchers on different levels with research-oriented studies abroad. The aim is to support German ICT researchers in their academic careers by adding an international dimension to their research. Master and PhD students will have the opportunity to conduct research for their thesis projects abroad. Furthermore, post-doctoral students will get the chance to implement research projects at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley or at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo. FITweltweit is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) with a budget of EUR 8.8 million.

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DAAD pilot project welcomes research and education policy makers from Egypt and Tunisia in Germany

The DAAD programme “Training for Arab Policy Makers in Higher Education and Sciences” aims to provide customised knowledge for experts and decision-makers in the field of higher education and research management. For a period of four weeks, ten guests from Egypt and Tunisia seize the opportunity to get to know the practical dimension of the decision-making structures in the German education and science system. The objective of the project is to promote the democratic transition in the respective countries by supporting the development of their higher education sectors.

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Germany and Greece reinforce their research cooperation

Germany and Greece will expand their collaboration in research and development. They will provide funding of around EUR 10 million until 2015 for extensive bilateral research projects in cooperation with the public and the private sector. The objective is to promote programmes that address the economic challenges in Greece and in the world, to contribute to economic development and to strengthen the competitiveness of both countries.

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