We are very grateful to announce the support of the Joint Korean-German Conference in Aachen by our sponsors and partners. Thank you!
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint Organisation of German institutions of higher education and their student bodies, devoted to internationalising the academic and scientific research system. With the schol-arship programmes, the DAAD enables students, researchers and university lecturers to take advantage of the best study and research opportunities availa-ble. It promotes transnational cooperation and university partnerships, and is the German national agency for EU higher education cooperation.
The DAAD actively supports Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy goals, national scientific policies and development cooperation efforts. In addi-tion to overseeing the International DAAD Academy (iDA), the DAAD operates a network of more than 70 Regional Offices and Information Centres worldwide.
Since it was founded in 1925, about 2 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the in-ternationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.
Its budget is derived mainly from the federal funding for various ministries, pri-marily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also from the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments. Its head office is in Bonn, but the DAAD also has an office in the German capital, Berlin, to which the famous Artists-in-Berlin Program (Berliner Künstlerprogramm) is closely affiliated. It maintains contact with and provides advice to its main part-ner countries on every continent via a network of regional offices and infor-mation centres.
In 2017, the DAAD funded about 140,000 German and international scholars worldwide. The funding offers range from a year abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from infor-mation gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad. Voluntary, independent selection committees decide on the funding. The DAAD supports the international activities of German institutions of higher education through marketing services, publications, the staging of events and training courses.
VeKNI stands for Verein Koreanischer Naturwissenschaftler und Ingenieure in der BRD or The Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in the FRG. VeKNI is a non-profit association registered to Stuttgart court (registration number VR 2996). It has been established in 1973 to promote exchange among the Korean scientists and engineers in Germany and to enhance scientific cooperation between Korea and Germany. Currently, 800 members are affiliated to 12 regional chapters and to 8 specialised groups.
Excellence in Engineering and the Natural Sciences — Made in Germany
TU9 is the alliance of nine leading Technical Universities in Germany: RWTH Aachen University, TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, TU Munich and University of Stuttgart.
The TU9 Universities stand for tradition, excellence and innovation. Founded during the age of industrialization, they have one of the highest rates of third-party funding in Germany today. With an outstanding international reputation for research and teaching, TU9 Universities collaborate with prestigious research institutions worldwide. A focus on engineering and the natural sciences makes them sought-after partners by industry and an essential element of the German scientific and innovation landscape.