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DAAD at NAFSA in Denver

Germany takes third place in Times Higher Education's "World Reputation Rankings 2016"

AICGS now accepting applications for Research Fellowship Program

Last Chance to Enter "BAUHAUS in Your House" Photo Contest!



May 23, 2016

DAAD at NAFSA in Denver

Are you attending the NAFSA Conference for International Educators in Denver from May 30th - June 3rd? If so, be sure to stop by the Expo Hall and visit DAAD and over 50 other German institutions at the Germany Pavilion, Booth #622. You'll find a floor map of the exhibit hall here.

DAAD will be represented at NAFSA by:

DAAD New York: Uta Gaedeke, Peter Kerrigan, Dr. Nina Lemmens
DAAD IC San Francisco: Hanni Geist
DAAD IC Toronto: Dr. Alexandra Gerstner
DAAD Mexico: Dr. Alexander Au
DAAD Bonn: Alice Jordan, Andreas Mai, Karin Norton

They will be contributing to a number of panels in the conference program:

Tuesday, May 31
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM:
GS-7 - Study in Mexico: Building Capacities and Creating Opportunities Through International Mobility (Dr. Alexander Au)

Wednesday, June 1
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
GS-30 - Digital Marketing: How to Engage the Hyperconnected Student (Peter Kerrigan)

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM 
GS-90 - What is a Bachelor’s Degree? U.S. and European Perspectives (Peter Kerrigan)

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
GS-99 - Higher Education Response to Students and Scholars From Crisis Regions (Dr. Nina Lemmens)

Thursday, June 2
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Country Fair: Germany (Hanni Geist and Peter Kerrigan)

Friday, June 3
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
GS-158 - Funding Strategies for STEM Education Abroad from a Multicountry Perspective (Hanni Geist)

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
GS-190 - Selecting, Monitoring, and Adjusting Strategic Partnerships (Karin Norton)

Furthermore, Karen Wachsmuth (Associate Director, International Fellowships at University of Iowa International Programs) will chair a poster session from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 1 titled "Expand Career Professional Development Networks Through the DAAD Germany Today Program". For a full schedule and learn where you can find us "on stage", go to NAFSA 2016 Denver - Full Schedule.

Germany takes third place in Times Higher Education's "World Reputation Rankings 2016"

Germany holds on to 3rd place in the newest edition of British magazine Times Higher Education’s "World Reputation Rankings" after 10,323 scientists from 133 countries cast their vote on which 100 universities have the best reputation in research and teaching. The list is traditionally dominated by the U.S. in first place with 43 universities making the cut, followed by the U.K. with 10 universities. Germany comes in 3rd place, maintaining its position from last year, with 6 universities featured in the top 100.

According to Phil Baty, editor of the THE rankings, competition from Asia has strongly influenced the outcome this year, contributing 18 universities to the top 100—8 more than last year. In particular universities from China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea have rapidly gained ground. The entire ranking can be found here.

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AICGS now accepting applications for Research Fellowship Program

The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant; transportation to and from Washington; and office space at the Institute.

Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington DC. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute’s targeted analysis newsletter,The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.

The application deadline for Spring 2017 (January 2017 - June 2017) is August 31, 2016. More information, including qualifications and how to apply, is available at

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Last Chance to Enter "BAUHAUS in Your House" Photo Contest!

There are just a few days left until the May 25th deadline for DAAD's "BAUHAUS in Your House" photo contest! Don't miss out on this opportunity to channel your creative side for the chance to win a trip to Germany!

All contestants must be currently enrolled in a degree program at a US or Canadian institution of higher education.

DAAD contest rules apply.

Grand Prize: a round-trip flight to Germany (please see contest rules for maximum value)
Second Prize: GoPro action camera
Third Prize: a one year subscription to bauhaus – the magazine of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

For additional information or to submit an entry, please visit our contest page.
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