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New record in DAAD funding

TU Chemnitz generates more than 1.65 million euros in third-party funding from DAAD programs for international mobility and projects

In 2018, Chemnitz University of Technology continued its positive development of income from programs of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): With a total of 1.65 million euros, the DAAD's funding reached a new record, representing an increase of 16 percent or more than 220,000 euros compared to 2017.

Project and program funding accounts for the largest share of DAAD funding: Here TU Chemnitz was able to raise 1,382,000 euros, which is also a new high. Compared to 2011, the income from project funding has increased by a factor of 2.5: "The funds we raise from DAAD programs play a major role in making Chemnitz University of Technology one of the most international universities in Germany. With this funding, we can further expand our cooperation with international partners and support projects for students and young researchers as well as in research," says Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs, and emphasizes: "I am particularly pleased that we were able to generate an all-time high in funding from the Erasmus+ program in 2018. The Erasmus+ program supports stays abroad by students and short teaching stays by scientists in Europe.”

At the professorships of TU Chemnitz, DAAD funding enables, amongst others, the supervision of international doctoral students, the organization of international events or joint research projects with partners all over the world. The "Transformation Partnerships" program, in which almost 300,000 euros were raised in 2018, is particularly important in this respect.

Eibl advertises the services provided by Chemnitz University of Technology for applicants: "We recommend that all those who continue to be interested in or are interested in DAAD funding programs should take advantage of the International Office's comprehensive advisory and support services: On the website of the International Office, the current DAAD calls for proposals are not only announced, but also presented with the most important information at a glance. The International Office also advises on the suitability of project ideas for the funding programs, supports the preparation of project descriptions and, in particular, financing planning. If an application requires the approval of the University Management, the International Office obtains it. Interested parties are advised to make use of this offer at an early stage.

In mid-June 2019, the DAAD published 23 new calls for proposals for which applications can be submitted during the summer. Further calls will be announced on the DAAD's central call dates at the beginning of October and April.

For further information on DAAD funding programs please contact Annett Müller, deputy head of International Office, phone +49 371 531-37922, e-mail

Mario Steinebach

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