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Profile of registrant

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Identification number in the register: 55906747924-11
Registration date: 01/02/12 15:14:51

The information on this organisation was last modified on 29/01/14 09:38:07
The date of the last annual update was 29/01/14 09:38:07

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Acronym: DAAD
Legal status: registered association
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Academic institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Dorothea Rüland
Position: Secretary General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Siegbert Wuttig
Position: Head of National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 50 Kennedyallee 
Bonn 53175
Telephone number: (+49) 2288820
Fax number: (+49) 228882444
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint association of German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its main task is to support the international exchange of students and scholars. Providing scholarships for about 98,000 individuals per annum, DAAD is one of the world’s largest non-governmental funding organisations. Moreover it supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), DAAD has also been acting as the National Agency for the ERASMUS programme in Germany since 1987. Since then, programmes, responsibilities as well as budgets in European and international higher education cooperation have multiplied. The National Agency now deals with the Bologna Process, the ERASMUS programme, EU-Third Country Cooperation in Higher Education and hosts the ASEM Education Secretariat until 2013.
DAAD’s budget is derived mainly from the federal funding for various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also from the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments. Its head office is in Bonn, but the DAAD also has an office in the German capital, Berlin, to which the famous Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme (Berliner Künstlerprogramm) is closely affiliated. It maintains contact with and provides advice to its main partner countries on every continent via a network of 15 regional offices and 54 information centres.
DAAD runs over 250 programmes, which range from semesters abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information-gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad. It supports the international activities of German institutions of higher education through marketing services, publications, the staging of events and training courses.
DAAD’s programmes have the following five strategic goals:
- to encourage outstanding young students and academics from abroad to come to Germany for study and research visits and, if possible, to maintain contact with them as partners life-long;
- to qualify young German researchers and professionals at the very best institutions around the world in a spirit of tolerance and openness;
- to promote the internationality and appeal of Germany’s institutions of higher education;
- to support German language, literature and cultural studies at foreign universities;
- to assist developing countries in the southern hemisphere and reforming countries in the former Eastern Bloc in the establishment of effective higher education systems.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Nina Salden 31/01/14 29/01/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Meetings / discussions with EC and EP officials regarding EU policy in higher education. Organisation of seminars / conferences on EU higher education programmes and initiatives.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Research and Technology
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)
Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen (KoWi)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 407,402,037
of which public financing: 372,226,752
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 206,696
- Grants: 57,202,579
- from national sources: 314,423,587
- from local/regional sources: 390,210
UNESCO : 3,680
from other sources: 35,175,285
- donations: 1,622,957
- contributions from members: 25,950
home and foreign private partners : 33,526,378
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 100000  € - 150000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.