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2 | 2023 - Science diplomacy

Dr. Tim Flink
Issue 2 | 2023 Interview

“Science requires political support”

Political scientist and sociologist Dr Tim Flink conducts research on science diplomacy. Why realigning foreign science policy is so import­ant for international research cooperation in view of global challenges.

Issue 2 | 2023 In brief

Science diplomacy is. . .

Four quotes about the importance of science diplomacy.

Netzstruktur über Weltkarte
Issue 2 | 2023 Overview

Collaboration in a changed world

How the DAAD involves itself in foreign science policy – and why internationally networked research is now more important than ever.

Dr Jan Marco Müller
Issue 2 | 2023

“We must not be naive”

Dr Jan Marco Müller coordinates science diplomacy and multilateral relations at the European Commission. In our interview he reveals why it is crucial for the EU to have a joint strategy – and why science and technology have once again become pieces on the geopolitical chessboard.

Collage of wind turbines, butterflies, solar panels, high-rise buildings
Issue 2 | 2023 Engaging in exchange

Science diplomacy on an equal footing

The considerable potential that closer collaboration between science and diplomacy offers is particularly evident in view of global crises. Read about the import­ant role that the work of the German Centres for Research and Innovation (DWIH) plays in this context.

Glasinstallation „Grundgesetz 49“
Issue 2 | 2023 Engaging in exchange

Paths to freedom

Academic freedom is under pressure around the world. What can academic exchange achieve?

Collage with puzzle pieces and industrial plants
Issue 2 | 2023 In brief

Jointly addressing ­global challenges

The Berlin Center for Global Engagement of the Berlin ­University Alliance supports research and ­science ­management with a view to making global cooperation ­successful.

Issue 2 | 2023 Food for thought

Diplomacies in the plural

How much diplomatic power does science have? A guest article by Professor Maria Rentetzi

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Issue 2 | 2023 In action

Science diplomacy in international practice

Political responsibility and dialogue in challenging constellations: based on their current roles, four individuals with close connection to the DAAD ­offer insights into foreign ­science ­policy and science diplomacy in action.

Professor Judith Beyer, Nickey Diamond
Issue 2 | 2023 In dialogue

“It is impossible to remain neutral, even for ethical reasons”

Nickey Diamond from Myanmar is doing his PhD in Konstanz and is the first scholarship holder of the Hilde Domin Programme, which since 2021 has been supporting students and doctoral candidates who are at risk. Together with his professor Judith Beyer, he talks about political engagement and science, the value of the programme and the situation in Myanmar.

A water wheel in a courtyard at the German Jordanian University
Issue 2 | 2023 Keeping in touch

Bridge-building in the MENA region

How the Regional Office Amman contributes to science diplomacy.

Dr. Jan Lüdert
Issue 2 | 2023 Interview

“A best-practice model for cooperation”

What contribution can the German Centres for Research and Innovation (DWIH) make to science diplomacy? Dr Jan Lüdert, Head of Programs at the DWIH New York, talks about this in our interview.

Dr. Milica Popović
Issue 2 | 2023

“Project-based funding threatens academic freedom”

Dr Milica Popović researches the economics of academic freedom. In our interview she explains why she believes that not only governments but also the DAAD have a duty in this respect.

Issue 2 | 2023 Science diplomacy | LETTER

Science diplomacy

1 | 2023 - Language

Illustration of people with different hair and skin colours.
Issue 1 | 2023 In contact

Networking funding and research scholarships

Learn more about some of the DAAD’s wide range of funding opportunities for former scholarship holders.

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Issue 1 | 2023 Keeping in touch

Aesthetics, modernism and an echo of a bygone era

The Japanese script combines elements of Chinese with Japanese innovation. Axel Karpenstein, Director of the DAAD Regional Office in Tokyo, explains why this symbol­ises both identity and change at the same time.

Alla Paslawska and Lilia Besugla.
Issue 1 | 2023 In dialogue

“I feel as if I have been robbed of my language”

What role does language policy play in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine? A dialogue between Alla Paslavska from Lviv and Lilia Besugla from Kharkiv, Ukrainian Germanists, DAAD alumnae and university professors who are both currently working at German universities.

Dr Cornelia Loos delivers her lecture in sign language.
Issue 1 | 2023 In action

Adventures in linguistics

New findings relating to sign language, support for the indigenous population in Mexico and the discovery of an unresearched language in the South Seas: DAAD alumnae and alumni give insights into their research areas.

A woman holds up a speech bubble with the flag of Morocco.
Issue 1 | 2023

At home in two languages

Professor Naima Tahiri is studying how Moroccan migrants communicate and what influence the country in which they grow up has on their language.

Prof. Dr. Martina Schrader-Kniffki.
Issue 1 | 2023

“The new interpreting degree fills an important gap”

How professional interpreters of indigenous languages in Mexico are to strengthen the rights of the indigenous population.

Professor Péter Maitz with a group of people who speak Unserdeutsch.
Issue 1 | 2023

A sensational discovery

How Professor Péter Maitz is researching the creole language Unserdeutsch.

Illustrations of Grimm Prize winners in combination with buildings typical of their countries.
Issue 1 | 2023 In action

Language as a bridge between the past and present

With its Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize, the DAAD honours international researchers for outstanding work in the field of German studies. Four prize winners give insights into their current research.

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Issue 1 | 2023 Food for thought

When multilingualism is the norm

Why linguistic diversity in societies should be embraced: a guest article by Professor Heike Wiese from Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.

A group of scholarship holders standing in front of a park.
Issue 1 | 2023 In brief

“Positive experiences”

For 40 years, the Language and Practical Experience in Japan programme has been training graduates to serve as bridge builders in bilateral relations.

Ruth Schimanowski stands between two giant dragon figures.
Issue 1 | 2023 In brief

Valuable knowledge

The DAAD’s Language and Practical Experience in China programme ­provides participants not only with language skills but also application-oriented competencies.

Dr. Heiko F. Marten.
Issue 1 | 2023 Engaging in exchange

Multilingualism is the goal

Until recently, Dr Heiko F. Marten ran the DAAD Information Centre in Riga. In our interview he talks about the importance of the German language in the Baltic states following the invasion of Ukraine and why it is important to protect minority languages.

Professsor Dr Gesine Lenore Schiewer sitting at a table, a bookshelf behind her.
Issue 1 | 2023 Engaging in exchange

German studies as a bridge to the world

German is widely spoken worldwide, and German studies is an international and transdisciplinary subject. Experts report on what they do to promote German around the world – and how Germany also profits from this.

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Issue 1 | 2023 Overview

Getting to know the world a bit better

Languages play an important role in the DAAD’s work. It is a question of promoting not only German, but also multilingualism. This approach is supported by various programmes and grants.

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Issue 1 | 2023 In brief

Our favour­ite word

We asked this edition’s protagonists which words they like best – and why.

Volha Hapeyeva standing, in profile.
Issue 1 | 2023 Interview

“Language is my life”

She is one of the leading voices in contemporary Belarusian literature: the poems by Volha Hapeyeva, a poet, author and translator with a doctorate in linguistics who was born in Minsk, have been translated into more than 15 languages. She has been living in exile since 2020 and is currently a fellow of the DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin program.

Three gestures in sign language making the word "beginning".
Issue 1 | 2023 Getting started

Starting at the beginning

Without exchange we couldn’t live in a ­community. It is language that enables us to ­communicate and interact with one another, ­language contains our cultural, historical and ecological knowledge, and language shapes our identity.

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Issue 1 | 2023 Language | LETTER