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Research in Germany to host Science Breakfast during Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego

Join DAAD for our annual Sound Understanding Concert

Call for Nominations to DAAD Young Ambassador Program

Register Now for the 19th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Preparing the Global Workforce


April 1, 2016

Research in Germany to host Science Breakfast during Experimental Biology 2016 in San Diego

This year´s Experimental Biology meeting will take place from April 2 through 6 at the San Diego Convention Center. Representatives of the DFG, DAAD and GCRI will be promoting research and career opportunities in Germany at an information booth in the exhibit hall (booth #1006). Furthermore, the Research in Germany initiative will host a “Science Breakfast” with brief presentations and ample opportunity for the participants to network (Marriott Marquis Marina Hotel, Room Temecula 1/2, Monday, April 4, 8 -10 am). Please refer to the invitation for more details.

Experimental Biology is a multidisciplinary scientific meeting featuring plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and poster sessions, on-site career services and exhibits. It comprises over 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies. General fields of study include anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, and physiology. Learn more about Experimental Biology on its website.

Join DAAD for our annual Sound Understanding Concert

DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association of the US cordially invite you to our annual Sound Understanding concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 7.

This year’s concert will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the DAAD Sound Understanding concert series. The concert will once again showcase the young, talented DAAD music fellows from Germany who have spent the past year studying at music schools in the US and Canada. The music fellows were selected in a national competition from the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges. The concert helps raise awareness of the work of DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association of the US in promoting transatlantic exchange.

Concert location: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City
Concert time: 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 7.

Please RSVP for the concert at:

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Call for Nominations to DAAD Young Ambassador Program

Are you an undergrad who recently studied abroad in Germany and would like to share your experience, or know one who would? Then the DAAD Young Ambassadors Program is right for you!

DAAD Young Ambassadors are 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. Each year DAAD recruits students from all over the US and Canada to share with their peers what makes Germany a unique and attractive destination for study abroad. Please forward this opportunity to any students who might be interested.

DAAD Young Ambassadors are responsible for organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses. Additionally, they collaborate with their universities' study abroad offices and other German institutions in their areas to inform their fellow students about educational and research opportunities on offer in Germany. DAAD Young Ambassadors are also available for email inquires about their respective German host universities, study abroad programs or student life in Germany. To learn more about the current group of Young Ambassadors, please visit:

DAAD is currently accepting nominations for the 2016-17 Young Ambassadors from university study abroad and international offices. (Only one student may be nominated per college or university.) The deadline for submissions is May 18, 2016.

Complete program information, including nomination forms, is available at:


Register Now for the 19th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Preparing the Global Workforce

Registration is now open for the 19th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Preparing the Global Workforce, to be held in Newport, RI November 3-4, 2016. You can register, submit a session/poster proposal and make hotel reservations through the registration link.

Proposals can be submitted until April 29th. Please view the tentative agenda for more details, featuring:

• Industry Roundtable: Expanding Local Public-Private Partnerships Globally to Educate the Workforce of the 21st Century
• How Do Universities Across the Globe Educate the Global Engineering Work Force?
• Assessing International Engineering Experiences
• Alumni Panel – How To Leverage the Talents Of Your Alums In Building/Sustaining Your International Engineering Program?
• Wrap-Up Panel on Lessons Learned

Interactive Sessions:
• International Café I: What Does it Take to Launch an International Engineering Program?
• International Café II: How Do We Evaluate International Engineering Experiences and Programs?
• Workshop I: How to Get Started with International Engineering and Work Abroad Programs
• Workshop II: Preparing Students To Go Abroad: Cross-Cultural Training for Engineers

Break-Out Sessions (1 repeat)
• I: Engaging Africa
• II: Sourcing and Sustaining Internships in Various Regions of the World
• III: Languages for Special Purposes - New Approaches

For more information please contact

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