DAAD President Prof. Mukherjee visits DAAD Regional Office for Africa

Both as Vice-President of the DAAD as well as the President of the University of Gießen, newly elected DAAD President Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee has been travelling the world.

While he knows almost all DAAD Offices worldwide, it was his first visit to the DAAD Office in Nairobi. Prof. Mukherjee took over the DAAD presidency in January 2020 after the retirement of his predecessor, Prof. Margret Wintermantel.

Despite his tight schedule in Nairobi as part of the delegation of the Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was in Kenya on a state visit, it was an honor for the staff of the DAAD Regional Office for Africa that Prof. Mukherjee took time to meet with them.

DAAD Nairobi
Team meeting with Prof. Joybrato Mukherjee at DAAD Office Nairobi, 26 February 2020.

Regional expertise, communication with the DAAD Head Office in Germany, but also newly established funding programmes to foster the exchange between Germany and Eastern Africa were at the centre of the discussions. Prof. Mukherjee came with an open mind for ideas and suggestions by the DAAD Nairobi staff members.

The DAAD Regional Offices in Nairobi is one of the oldest DAAD Offices. Since it was established in 1973, a large number of sustainable academic collaborations were initiated and nurtured. In recent years, within the framework of its Africa strategy, DAAD has intensified its support for the cooperation of German and African universities.

In 2018, beaten by South Africa just by a narrow margin, with 1.331 funding opportunities, Kenya was the second largest beneficiary of DAAD support in Subsaharan Africa: 254 German scholarship holders (students, scientists) were given the chance to come to Kenya for study or research purposes, while 1.063 Kenyans were funded to do the same in Germany. The total figure of 1.317 individuals is an increase by 240 compared to the previous year.

In 2018, 1.179 individuals from Subsaharan Africa were supported for a Master or PhD degree within the In-Country/ In-Region scholarship programme.

Advertisements by German Universities

Transform tomorrow: Advance your tech skills for a sustainable world

Study in the center of Germany: Bachelor and master programs designed for real-world impact.


English-Taught B.Eng. Industrial Engineering with Work-Integrated Opti...

Are you fascinated by “technology made in Germany“? Would you like to study and put your newly acquired knowledge to practice by working in a company?


Truly international – Study at ESB Business School!

Do you want to study in the heart of Germany, Europe’s strongest and most dynamic economy? Come to ESB Business School at Reutlingen University!



ESSLINGEN - an ideal place to live and to study! One of Germany’s leading universities for applied sciences. Core areas: engineering, management, applied research.


Apply to the TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship at Technical University of ...

The TUM Global Postdoc Fellowship is a funding opportunity for external postdoctoral scientists who are currently residing abroad and would like to start their research at TUM. For 24 months, we will ...


Kick-start your future career in Financial Management at Coburg Univer...

If you are interested in management and finance our premium MBA program Financial Management could be just right for you! The program features an optional Dual Degree from UniSC Australia and a Bloomb...


English-taught Master Programmes in Green and Information Technologies

Study innovative, future- and practice-oriented engineering Master’s programmes in central Germany!


Global Food, Nutrition and Health (M.Sc.)

Your master’s degree for a better world! Be a part of our international master’s programme at the Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health and apply now!



  • Regional Office Nairobi

    Madison Insurance House, 3rd floor, Upper Hill Close, P.O. Box 14050 00800 Nairobi Telephone: +254 (733) 92 99 29