February 7, 2017
Statement by German Science Organizations on US Executive Order on Immigration
German Science Organizations have issued a joint statement in response to US-President Trumps's executive order on immigration: "The executive order signed by the President of the United States this past Friday is a sweeping discrimination of human beings based on their ethnicity and consequently also an act of aggression against the fundamental values of science." The German Organizations - among them DAAD, the Max-Planck Society, the German Research Foundation, and many more - will be paying close attention to the resulting consequences for the global academic community as the legal battle over the executive order continues. To read the full statement, please click here.
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Higher education representatives and administrators are invited to apply to tour Germany and gain an in-depth understanding of Germany's Excellence Strategy and Cluster policy in higher ed. The tour will introduce the participants to these funding lines in order to impart the underlying concept, the results so far, as well as the challenges and pitfalls. Opportunities for international partners, internationalization strategies, and the potential for co-operation between German and North American institutions will also be a strong focus of the tour in 2017. To learn more about the program and the application process please see the program website. Applications must be received by Friday, March 17, 2017 in order to be considered.
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Call for Applications - Young Ambassadors Wanted!
DAAD is currently accepting applications/nominations for the 2017-18 Young Ambassadors Program. It is an exciting program for undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or interned in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions with the help of DAAD and in close cooperation with their universities’ international/study abroad offices. Please visit our website for more info on eligibilty criteria and application modalities. The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.
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