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GAIN Webinar on Career Opportunities in Research Groups

Continued Support for University programs for refugees through 2018

DAAD Podium Discussion at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Job Announcement: GHI is looking for a Program Coordinator



October 24, 2016

GAIN Webinar on Career Opportunities in Research Groups

On November 17th, GAIN will host a German-language webinar for scientists who want to learn about career opportunities and resources in research groups and clusters. Taking the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA) as an example, the webinar will discuss the collaboration between RWTH Aachen University and the Forschungszentrum Jülich (member of the Helmholtz Association). The webinar provides insight into the unique aspects of working at the juncture between universities and non-academic research institutions. It will also delve into various career paths and channels of support.

Three representatives from the research field will be on hand for the webinar: Elke Breuer-Schulte and Barbara Schray from RWTH Aachen University and Andrea Bosten from Forschungszentrum Jülich. After their presentations, there will be the chance for webinar attendees to ask questions and provide comments. To learn more and register for this webinar, please click here.  

Continued Support for University programs for refugees through 2018

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has decided to extend its funding for around 450 student initiatives assisting refugees at German universities as part of DAAD’s "Welcome" program. The program was originally planned to end this year, but is now being extended until 2018. These initiatives range from legal counseling for refugees to language classes and practical support related to campus life.

DAAD President Margret Wintermantel notes that the initiatives have been very well received not only by the universities, but also the refugee students, who recognize that successful studies are a crucial foundation for career prospects and full integration in Germany. This means that there is a strong will to overcome language, professional and cultural barriers, and German universities fulfill an important role in this regard.

Learn more about DAAD's "Welcome" program here.

DAAD Podium Discussion at the Frankfurt Book Fair

DAAD will be hosting a podium discussion at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 20th under the title "Europa hält/fällt zusammen"

June 23rd, 2016 was a historic day in the development of a united Europe, as the Brexit vote presented the real threat of a collapse. Yet this can be prevented through close cooperation in education and research among European countries. Millions of students have benefited from the experiences they gained through the Erasmus Program.

But where is the voice of the Erasmus Generation for Europe? Why didn’t young people in the UK cast their vote against Brexit? What is the attitude at Polish universities while a xenophobic sentiment openly spreads across the country? Experts on the international higher ed landscape, including Dr. Georg Krawietz, Director of DAAD’s London office, will provide British, French and Polish views on these and other issues on October 20th at 4:30PM CEST at the Frankfurt Book Fair. There will be opportunity for interviews with the experts before and after the discussion, which will be simultaneously interpreted in German and English.

Please register and submit any interview requests to For more details on the event (German only), click here.

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Job Announcement: GHI is looking for a Program Coordinator

The German Historical Institute (GHI) is accepting applications for a full-time Program Coordinator at its new West Coast branch office that will be hosted at the Institute of European Studies (IES) at UC Berkeley. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning and management of events and programs in the western United States and Canada. In addition, he/she will provide support for international scholars in their research endeavors and other academic activities there. Both the GHI and IES are especially committed to promoting international scholarly exchange and collaboration by bringing together European and North American scholars as well as academics from other parts of the world in its conferences and research projects.

For a full job description, please click here. Applications will be accepted until November 10, 2016. The interviews will likely take place on December 1st and 2nd in Berkeley, CA. Please direct any questions to Dr. Sarah Beringer (  

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