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Germany is one of the world-leading countries in science and research. Its 109 universities, 36 technical universities and 191 universities of applied sciences cover a broad range of subjects. There are currently more than 235 000 foreigners studying in Germany making it - after the USA and the UK- the most important host country for international students. The German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) launched an internationalisation strategy to support collaboration and exchange with other countries.
The scope of the research system and the fact that different tasks are not only accomplished by universities, but also by science organisations and research institutions are the strengths of the German science system. To ensure its future dynamic development is one of the main tasks of the research policy of the federal government.


Global Connections Fund

The Global Connections Fund (GCF) aims to provide initial funding support specifically to promote Australian Researchers and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) collaboration. The Program consists of two forms of funding: Priming Grants and Bridging Grants which are designed to:

- increase linkages and collaborations with key global economies
- promote researcher-industry engagement and knowledge transfer
- encourage translational activities, end use development and commercialisation outcomes

The program only supports Researcher-SME collaborations and does not support SME-SME or Researcher-Researcher collaborations.
This is a project of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and is supported by the Australian Government. This program forms part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Studying in Germany – a good choice

Interested in studying or doing research abroad? Why not choose Germany, land of ideas! Higher education in Germany increasingly stands for innovation, internationality and strong support for high-calibre research. Through the Bologna Process, the internationally recognized system of bachelor, master and doctoral degrees has been widely introduced, although the changeover is not yet fully complete. Many of the courses on offer are designed particularly for international students and taught in English.

In fact, research and development-intensive industries account for more than half of all industrial production in Germany. An overview of all research organisations can be found here:
Research in Germany

- For doctoral or post-doctoral studies the Research Explorer of the German Research Foundation provides information on the research groups in your area of interest:
Research Explorer - the German research directory

- Available research funding for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and junior researchers can be found here:
Funding for Junior Researchers

- The Max-Planck Institute offers PhD scholarships via its International Max-Planck Research Schools:
International Max Planck Research Schools

- The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports exchange on the post-doctoral level and in the early career stages:
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

- The DAAD and Universities Australia have set up a joint cooperation scheme for researchers:
Australia Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

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Study in Germany- scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is one of the world's largest and most respected intermediary organisations in its field. Scores of students, teachers, researchers and scientists supported by the DAAD have been able to gain valuable experience abroad.
The DAAD information center in Sydney offers comprehensive information on DAAD grants for study and research opportunities in Germany to undergraduates, graduates, post-doctoral researchers and academics currently affiliated with Australian institutions of higher education. The DAAD Information Centre Sydney is also the point of contact for Australian DAAD Alumni. Dr Andreas Jäger is the director of the Centre.
To look for scholarships, you can use the comprehensive database of the German Academic Exchange Service:

Alumniportal Deutschland

Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.

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The Graduate School of Management Leipzig and the University of Adelaide have signed a joined degree program, enabling participants to graduate with an international double master degree in management (M.Sc.) from both institutions.
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If you would like to study in Germany the following rankings can help you to choose suitable universities in your field:

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The German-Australian Chamber is the first port-of-call for recruiters and job seekers.