January 30, 2021
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Farewell to DAAD Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rüland

"The End of an Era"

This month, DAAD will say goodbye to its longstanding Secretary General, Dr. Dorothea Rüland. For over four decades, Dr. Rüland has proudly represented DAAD on a global scale. Speaking at her virtual farewell, DAAD president Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee commented "For over ten years she has worked extremely successfully and with never-ending commitment to the internationalization of the German higher education system and Germany's reputation as an excellent location for study and research in the world. On behalf of all DAAD members and employees, all scholarship holders and alumni in Germany and around the world, I would like to thank Dorothea Rüland for this great achievement."

DAAD North America extends a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Rüland for her many decades of dedication to the work of DAAD and global higher education, and her support of transatlantic exchange and relations!

For more information, and to read the press release (in German only) please click below.

Important Dates & Deadlines for DAAD Programs, Scholarships, & Grants

As of now, we expect all funding, programs and internships below to resume as planned. For any updates, please visit the funding page and www.daad.org.

February 1: Group Study Visit

To view our brand new informational video on what programs, scholarships, and grants DAAD USA has to offer students, please click here!
DAAD Worldwide
New Regional Office
DAAD Colombia Opens Branch Office in Colombia

The importance of northern South America as a region of origin for international students in Germany has grown significantly in recent years, and countries in the region have established themselves as cooperation partners for German universities. DAAD is taking these developments into account with its new branch in Bogotá, which opened this week. In addition to Colombia, the branch office assumes regional responsibility for Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. Click below to read more (in German only).
Upcoming Deadlines
February 1, 2021
Group Study Visit

This program offers financial support for subject-related academic visits to Germany organized by faculty members for groups of students. This program is open to all fields of study and is intended to both introduce students to facets of modern / contemporary German life and bring them into contact with their student peers in Germany. The next deadline is February 1, 2021 for support of visits scheduled to begin between June 1 and Sept. 1, 2021. For more information, please click on the link below.
Call for Applications
AI in Germany
Networking Tour in Artificial Intelligence
Are you an experienced PhD candidate or postdoctoral
researcher in the field of artificial intelligence and looking for
a new experience? DAAD's Postdoctoral Networking Tour in Artificial Intelligence is your chance to get a unique insight into the German AI research landscape. During the one-week virtual tour, you will connect directly to leading researchers. Applications are due by March 8th, 2021. For more information, please click on the link below!
DAAD Network
Call for Papers
German Studies Association Annual Conference

The German Studies Association will hold its 45th Annual Conference from 9/30 -10/3, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. DAAD intends to contribute to the program through its sponsorship of seminars, panels, and round tables featuring DAAD German Studies Professors, the DAAD Centers for German and European studies, and other DAAD affiliated faculty and authors. The GSA is now inviting proposals for papers, presentations, and panels. Please click on the link below for more information.
The Gateway to Your German University

Do you want to apply for a Bachelor's program in Germany, but don't know if you're eligible for admission? The new DAAD platform myguide.de/en/ has the answer!

M.Sc. Networked Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

Construct the new industry 4.0 through three distinguished study tracks: Smart Factory, Additive Manufacturing, and E-Mobility Production. Prospective students can obtain technological expertise to move forward and create the latest technologies of work, material, and transport for a new, innovated future.

This announcement has been prepared by:

DAAD Regional Office New York, 871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., Kennedyallee 50, 53175 Bonn
Tel.: (212) 758-3223 
Head office:
Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105
Editorial staff:
Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD New York
Casey Detrow
Peter Kerrigan
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