Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD)

The DAAD is the world's largest funding organisation for international exchange of scholars and students. It was founded in 1925, and since then more than one million scholars have received DAAD funding. Beside awarding scholarships to Germans and foreigners it is involved in the internationalisation of German universities. It also promotes German studies and language in foreign countries and is active in consulting research organisations with an interest into Germany abroad. The DAAD's yearly budget is more than 300 million Euro. Its main funding comes from different government bodies and ministries, with the German Federal Foreign Office representing the largest share. The DAAD maintains 14 regional offices and 50 information centres.

Within our project 11 PhD students and one Post-Doc receive funding from the "Future Megacities - Energy- and climate-efficient structures in urban growth centres" programme. Additionally, some more post-doc researchers and professors from our Indian partner organisations receive funding for shorter visitor scholarships and typically stay in Germany for periods of three to six months.

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