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Here you can find activities we are planning, important deadlines and other events and projects we have already carried out.

  • Mental health: the unspoken pandemic

    The Kenya DAAD Scholars Association (KDSA), in partnership with South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) in Kitui, held its first physical event in years from May 20-22, a three-day conference titled "Mental Health Pandemic among Kenyan Academia: Sharing Experiences and Building Resilience among the Odds."

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  • DAAD Open Day 2024

    As a direct response to the significant demand within the region, the DAAD Nairobi recently organized an Open Day at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi on the 11th of May, 2024, to provide the general public with further information about its various programmes.

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  • Exciting New DAAD Scholarship Holders' Meeting at the DAAD Nairobi

    The DAAD Nairobi delightfully hosted almost twenty scholars at a new scholarship holders meeting on Wednesday 2nd May 2024.

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  • Rethinking museums

    A contemporary design for African and European museums is the goal of TheMuseumsLab. The programme, which the DAAD launched in cooperation with other organisations in 2021 and has supported financially ever since, brings together 50 museum professionals from Africa and Europe each year, providing them with a broad platform for sharing knowledge and perspectives. 

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  • The Call for the Leadership for Africa Scholarship Programme is out!

    The scholarship programme “Leadership for Africa” (LfA) aims to support the academic qualification and advancement of young refugees and national scholars from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda at higher education institutions in Germany.

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  • DAAD supports universities in the fight against anti-Semitism and racism

    The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is expanding its support for German universities in the support and integration of international students. The "Combined Scholarship and Support Programme (STIBET)" now provides around 14 million euros in funding from the Federal Foreign Office. For the first time, the programme also includes one million euros in funding for activities against anti-Semitism and racism.

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  • Study on the career paths of international researchers in Germany published

    As a centre of research, Germany attracts scientists from all over the world: Together with the United Kingdom, Germany ranks second in the world for international academic employees. In a recent study, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has now analysed the paths taken by international researchers from postdoc to professorship in Germany.

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  • 50 Years of East African-German University Relations and Academic Exchange

    The DAAD in Kenya and the Regional Office for East Africa in Nairobi can look back on an impressive record. In the last 50 years, around 18,000 students and researchers from Kenya and at least 45,000 from the countries of East Africa have been supported. More than 400 guests celebrated the anniversary in Nairobi in September 2023 in the presence of the DAAD Secretary General, Dr. Kai Sicks at a regional alumni meeting and a science forum followed by a reception.

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  • DAAD Network Meeting 2023

    Every year, the heads of the DAAD's external network come to Bonn in the summer to exchange ideas with their colleagues at headquarters and also with each other, to discuss the latest developments at the DAAD and in the six departments, and at the same time to report on their work and the framework conditions in their countries and regions.

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  • DAAD President Confirmed in Office

    Professor Joybrato Mukherjee was re-elected as DAAD President in Bonn today. The General Assembly of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) also confirmed Vice President Muriel Helbig in office. In addition, a new Executive Committee and a part of the Board of Trustees were elected for the world’s biggest academic exchange organisation.

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