Dear DAAD Friends and Alumni!🎓


Welcome to our first edition of the DAAD Australia newsletter of 2023.


Sydney is currently hosting the World Pride Festival. This is the first time it has been held in the southern hemisphere.


To mark this occasion we take the opportunity to highlight DAAD’s Diversity Agenda and commitment to equal opportunities, mutual understanding, and inclusion that has been one of the principles of the DAAD's work since its foundation.



This Newsletter includes also information and updates on our key topics:



  • German-Pacific Parlamentary Group Visit DAAD IC Sydney
  • DAAD calls for Action Plan to rebuild Ukraine’s Higher Education Sector
  • GATE Germany - Länderprofil Australien
  • International Alumni Workshop: 'Enabling the Dietary Shift towards Sustainable Food Choice Decisions (EDSusChoice)'
  • New President for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Heinrich Mann Prize 2023 - György Dalos
  • Research in Germany - February Newsletter
  • DAAD Australia Alumni Association News
  • Scholarships, Grants & Programs



With kind regards

Silke Schoppe und Michael Rieke

DAAD Australia - Information Centre Sydney

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German-Pacific Parlamentary Group

Visit DAAD IC Sydney

The DAAD IC Sydney welcomed the German-Pacific Parliamentary Friendship Group in Australia this month. A presentation by the IC Sydney about the benefits and the potentials of academic exchange between the two countries was followed by a Q&A time. Many thanks to the Parliamentary Friendship Group for their visit and to the Goethe-Institut Sydney and the German Consul General to Sydney for facilitating the gathering.

DAAD calls for Action Plan to rebuild Ukraine’s Higher Education Sector

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Marking the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a year ago, the German Academic Exchange Service has called for an action plan until 2030 aimed at reconstructing the country’s higher education system, and forging lasting links between Ukrainian higher education and research institutions and European and German partners.

DAAD President Prof Joybrato Mukherjee highlighted the situation of Ukrainian universities and appealed for further support for refugee Ukrainian students and researchers in Germany.

Read the full article here.

Read an interview with Prof Mukherjee, DAAD President, on this topic in German here

DAAD's Commitment to Diversity

Promoting diversity through exchange has been one of the principles of the DAAD's work since its founding. We want to devote even more attention to equal opportunities, mutual understanding, access, and inclusion in the future. DAAD's Diversity Agenda, published at the end of last year, describes DAAD's planned path forward for its diversity efforts.


You can read the document here.

GATE Germany - Länderprofil Australien

DAAD - International University Marketing


Germany and Australia are on their honeymoon! The interest in student exchange and cooperations in science and research between the two countries is glowing. The DAAD has published valuable information on the higher education and research landscape in Australia for universities, students and researchers to discover the many academic advantages down under. The former Director of the DAAD IC Sydney, Ms Katharina McGrath, and joint authors present striking examples of successful research projects and report on the high potential for future collaborations.


Read the publication in German here.

International Alumni Workshop:

'Enabling the Dietary Shift towards Sustainable Food Choice Decisions (EDSusChoice)'

The impact of global food production and consumption on economic, social, health and environmental aspects such as climate change and food security calls for a transformation of the food system. One way to achieve this is a 'dietary shift'. Discuss the topic with experts at the international TU Berlin Alumni Workshop 'EDSusChoice' (10-16 September 2023) in Berlin, which is funded by the DAAD.The workshop will be held in English and brings together alumni of German institutions of higher education and research who reside outside Germany and are professionally engaged in the topic of sustainable nutrition.


Application deadline: 19 March 2023


Further information is available here

New President for the Alexander von

Humboldt Foundation

New President - Chemist Robert Schlögl



The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation welcomes its new President! The chemist Robert Schlögl assumed office as the Foundation’s President at the beginning of 2023. Robert Schlögl is an internationally recognised and well-connected scientist whose research focuses on energy conversion processes and catalysts. His work has contributed to a new understanding of catalytically active materials. An expert on energy systems of the future and the complex challenges of the energy transition, he is also an experienced and sought-after figure in political consultancy and science communication.


The DAAD Australia congratulates Prof Schlögl and wishes him well for his new position.


Read the full article and watch the video introduction on Prof Schlögl's research and role as President of the Humboldt Foundation here.

Heinrich Mann Prize 2023 - György Dalos

Credit Doris Poklekowski

György Dalos - Fellow of DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Program (1984)


This year, the Akademie der Künste is awarding its Heinrich Mann Prize to György Dalos. The Hungarian author, historian and translator is one of the most important figures mediating between Eastern and Western Europe. The jury consisted of Ingo Schulze, Jutta Person and Lothar Müller. The prize for essay writing, which is endowed with € 10,000, will be awarded at the Akademie der Künste on Pariser Platz on 28 March 2023, the day after Heinrich Mann’s birthday, Recent award winners were Lothar Müller (2022), Kathrin Passig (2021) and Eva Horn (2020).


Read the full article here.

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program - further information here.

Research in Germany - February Newsletter

Working in Tandem: High-performance and Quantum Computing in Germany and Europe


With the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Garching near Munich becoming the hosting site for a new top-class quantum computer, Europe claims its place in the global race for technology leadership in this field. Also, learn more about a successful German-Indonesian cooperation in the fight against cervical cancer, and make sure you don’t miss the current funding opportunities and events we have compiled for you this time.

Read the full newsletter here.

DAAD Australia Alumni Association News

DAAD Alumni Association Australia:

First Event for 2023 this coming Friday

03 March 2023


Our first DAAD Alumni event this year will be a discussion forum on 'Innovation and Diversity',

hosted at the Goethe-Institut Sydney.


Please find our later 2023 Joint Events outlook list below (we will confirm the dates closer to each event):

May – German Film Festival & Drinks at the Goethe Institut Sydney

July - Women’s Soccer World Cup AUS/NZ Event

November – End of Year Drinks


Connect with us!

LinkedIn Group: DAAD Alumni Association Australia

Email: DaadAlumniAUS@gmail.com

Scholarships, Grants & Programs

Call for Applications

DAAD - Study Visit for Academics: Artists and Architects


This DAAD Study Visit Programme for Artists and Architects promotes artistic cooperation between Australia and Germany. You are invited to work on a research project in collaboration with a German host institution for up to three months, with funding starting in August 2023.


Application deadline: 3 April 2023


Further information is available here

Call for Applications

DAAD - Short-Term Research Grants


Get to know the DAAD Short-Term Grants for doctoral candidates or postdocs! You are invited to apply for funding for your research project or course of continuing scientific education in Germany. The funding programme is primarily aimed at, but not exclusive, doctoral programmes. Grants are available for a period between one to six months, starting from August 2023.


Application deadline: 3 April 2023


Further information is available here

Call for Applications

DAAD - Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists


The DAAD encourages university teachers, academics and scientists in Australia to apply for short-term research grants which offer the opportunity to engage in academic exchange and promote networking amongst international colleagues. You are invited to carry out a research project at a hosting German educational institution for a period up to 3 months, with start of the funding from August 2023.


Application deadline: 3 April 2023


Further information is available here

Call for Applications

DAAD - Re-invitation Programme for former Scholarship Holders


This special funding programme invites previous holders of DAAD scholarships and grants to return to Germany for research and working projects. Alumni in Australia can establish new contacts, promote cooperation and extend their network for up to 3 months. Funding starts from August 2023.


Application deadline: 3 April 2023


Further information is available here

University Advertisements

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New Programme 2023:

Berlin Summer University of the Arts


Starting in June, the Berlin Summer University of the Arts offers a wide range of workshops in all artistic disciplines and beyond. This year's focus on "Translational Acts" reflects the engaged dialogue between the arts at UdK Berlin. Get inspired and make lasting connections in an international setting. Registration is now open.


Further information is available here.

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ESB Business School at Reutlingen University

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ESB Business School offers top-ranked undergraduate, graduate and executive programmes in business administration and business engineering (German and/or English), providing a strong network of partner companies and international partner universities all over the world.


Further information is available here.

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