German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Internationalizing the System of Scientific Research and Innovation

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The most important responsibilities of the DAAD include granting scholarships, promoting the internationalization activities of German universities and research organizations, strengthening German cultural and language studies abroad, and helping developing countries establish productive higher education institutions.

How the DAAD is contributing to sustainability

Questions for President Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee

Focusing on sustainability: How the DAAD is contributing to overcoming global challenges – in accordance with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals – by promoting international cooperation worldwide.

Sustainability at a Glance

Sustainability and the DAAD

The DAAD makes important contributions to the global Sustainable Development Goals with German universities and their international partners.

Universities: keys to sustainable development

Effective higher education systems are a strong lever for realizing internationally agreed development goals

Agenda 2030 and the SDGs

The international community agreed on a timetable for the future with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Climate-friendly mobility

Fostering international exchange while acting sustainably – the DAAD and its partners face this challenge.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.