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Funding Opportunities

Consistently highlighted as a principle challenge to delivering doctoral education in Africa, information about funding opportunities available to doctoral programme administrators and graduate school managers from various funding agencies and their programmes and projects are provided here.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

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Public Organisation (Germany)


The most important responsibilities of the DAAD include granting scholarships, promoting the internationalisation activities of German universities and research organisations, strengthening German cultural and language studies abroad and helping developing countries establish productive higher education institutions. The DAAD is also the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation.

Main Objectives:

The major concerns of cooperation programme are to bring together working units in the HEIs with a direct linkage to the MDGs; expand education and research on issues of relevance to development cooperation policy in German and partner country HEIs; increase the visibility of activities related to the MDGs in the general public in Germany and developing contries; construc competence centres for development cooperation by developing excellent research that can serve as a scientific "lighthouse”and is internationally attractive and competitive; strengthen north-south as well as south-south cooperation in higher education and research; and expanding policy analysis and consultancy on issues in development cooperation

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