Newsletter 45
November 2018
DAAD IC Sydney Director Katharina McGrath
Dear Alumni, RAMP members and friends of the DAAD,

With this newsletter we would like to keep you informed about the latest news, deadlines and interesting upcoming events in Australia. We would like to share some of the impressions of the Alumni Meeting in Melbourne, the Science & Innovation Day in Brisbane and the reception of the President of the German Bundesrat, Michael Müller, together with the opening of the Research Germany exhibition, at the IC Sydney.

Furthermore, we were happy to receive DAAD Secretary General Dr. Dorothea Rüland at the IC!

And last but not least we would like to use this opportunity to introduce our new IC Director, Katharina McGrath. She holds a masters degree in German as a foreign language and has worked with the DAAD for the past 4 years, her last assignment being a lecturer position at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

With kind regards from Sydney,
Katharina McGrath, Silke Schoppe, Manuela Niehaus and Michael Parsons

DAAD Information Centre in Sydney
c/o Goethe-Institut Sydney
90 Ocean Street
Woollahra NSW 2025
Phone 0413592504
Impressions of the DAAD Alumni Treffen
The recent DAAD Alumni Meeting on 'The Responsibility of Science and Technology for Innovation' was held at Melbourne University and Monash University in Melbourne. This conference was organised by the DAAD Head Office in Germany in conjunction with the German Embassy in Australia, the German Chamber of Commerce and DAAD Australia.
More than 150 guests, including former scholarship holders and other experts representing a broad field of expertise, were invited to attend and speak at the conference. Workshops focused on current environmental issues and Industry 4.0. Best practice examples of successful higher education cooperation were showcased in order to highlight the importance of the scientific relationship between Germany and Australia. A boat trip on the Yarra River and sightseeing tours completed the 2 days conference.

We thank everyone for their support for making this event possible!

DAAD Secretary-General Dr Dorothea Rüland and H.E. Dr Anna Prinz (German Ambassador)
Dr Amanda Caples (Lead scientist of Victoria)
H.E Dr Anna Prinz (German Ambassador)
Australia DAAD Alumni Association (Alumniverband Australien)
Did you know that Australia has an alumni association for people who have held DAAD study or research grants? If you are a DAAD alumnus or alumna living in Australia, and you would like to join the Australian DAAD Alumni Association, please send a brief e-mail to the association president, Dr Geoffrey See, at    
Visit of Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General of the DAAD
The DAAD Information Centre in Sydney had the pleasure to receive a visit from the DAAD Secretary General, Dr Dorothea Rüland, as part of a DAAD delegation to the DAAD Alumni conference. Dr Rüland was accompanied by Stefan Bienefeld, Director of Development Cooperation and supra-regional Programs, Christian Strowa, Head of Section Scholarship Programmes Asia and the Pacific and Susanne Körber, Cultural Attaché, German
Embassy in Canberra.

From left to right: Susanne Körber (German Embassy), Stefan Bienefeld (DAAD), Dr. Dorothea Rüland (DAAD), Katharina McGrath (DAAD IC Sydney), Christian Strowa (DAAD), Manuela Niehaus (DAAD IC Sydney)
Australian-German Science & Innovation Day 2018
The 3rd Australian-German Science & Innovation Day was hosted at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and jointly organised with the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Southern Queensland (USQ) on 2 October 2018, as part of the German Week in Brisbane. The event, with over 100 registered participants, showcased scientific collaborations between Australian and German universities and presented the objectives, progress and outcomes of current research projects covering a variety of scientific disciplines. The DAAD IC Sydney organised a “Research in Germany” exhibition to inform about the German research landscape and presented funding opportunities for research in Germany.
Reception of the President of the German Federal Council in Sydney
On 13 October, President of the German Federal Council and Governing Major of Berlin Michael Müller visited together with a delegation of cultural and scientific academic experts the DAAD IC Sydney. There, he met not only German Ambassador Dr Anna Prinz, German General Consul Peter Silberberg and the Director of the Sydney Goethe Institut Sonja Griegoschewski but also Sven Marquardt - photographer and doorman of the famous Berghain club in Berlin.
„Studying in Germany“ Presentations held at different schools in Sydney & Brisbane
DAAD Infoveranstaltungen
From September until November 2018, representatives of the DAAD IC Sydney have held several presentations at schools in Brisbane and Sydney. The roadshow „Studying in Germany“ provides hands-on guidelines as well as know-how on all relevant aspects of the German higher education system. In particular, an insight was given into the different study programmes, language requirements and the application process at German universities. The very well attended events have been visited by high school students, teachers and parents of children with an interest in studying in Germany. There will more information events in 2019 at different high schools and other institutions across Australia (see below: DAAD is coming to you!).
Study Scholarships for Graduates in the Fields of Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication and Film: 30.11.2018

You can find more information on eligibility and application requirements here .
DAAD Australia is coming to you!
Information Sessions in Perth
The DAAD IC Sydney, in partnership with the Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Perth, will offer the following  free information sessions on studying in Germany in Perth on 3 and 4 December 2018:

  • Information session for students and parents: Mon, 3 Dec, 5-6pm and Tue, 4 Dec, 5-6p. To attend, please register under the following link:
  • Information session for teachers and principals: Mon, 3 Dec, 6:30-7:30pm and Tue, 4 Dec, 6:30-7:30pm. To attend, please register under the following link:
Webinar Series: "Research in Germany"
Interested in a research career in Germany? Join „Research in Germany“-Webinar Series for first-hand information from the experts, 03-06 December 2018! 
For more information and to register, please visit our website:

Interested students can choose from around 50 study programs in Magdeburg and Stendal. Around 130 professors guarantee a very good staff-to-student contact ratio.   
Interdisciplinarity and practical appliance are an essential part of all courses and linked to our focus on expertise and employability. Please visit our Website for further information.

FUBiS   is an intensive academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted toward their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks taking place both in summer and winter. Students can choose between  subject classes  (mostly taught in English) and  German language courses . Field trips within Berlin are an integral part of every course.
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Australia and the Pacific is looking for a committed German speaking Programme Manager to support their team in Canberra.
Further information can be found in this pdf:
Studying in Germany
University Cities in Germany A - Z
 Frankfurt an der Oder
Studying on a Cultural Border
Frankfurt (Oder) offers cultural diversity, a fascinating history and a gorgeous landscape. In just ten minutes, you can cross the Oder River and visit the neighbouring country of Poland. With everything close by and prices which are affordable, it’s an ideal city for students.
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This newsletter has been prepared by:
DAAD Regional Office Australia, 90 Ocean Street, Sydney NSW 2025, 
legally represented by Dr. Dorothea Rüland, 
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V., 
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Tel.: (+61) 041 3592-504
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Bonn (Germany), registered with the Bonn District Court, Commercial Register Court VR 2105

Editorial staff:
Katharina McGrath, Silke Schoppe, Manuela Niehaus, Michael Parsons
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