Points of Contact Abroad: Ambassadors of German Research Abroad

German research institutions and research funding organisations maintain information centres and regional offices worldwide. They enable you to make contact locally, for example, to find out about opportunities for collaboration with German research institutions or research stays in Germany.

An Overview of Your Most Important Points of Contact:

German Houses of Research and Innovation

German Houses of Research and Innovation

You can contact German Houses of Research and Innovation (DWIHs) at six locations around the world: Moscow, New York City, Tokyo, São Paulo, New Delhi and Cairo. They are initial points of contact not only for international and German researchers but also for research institutions and companies. They provide information about Germany as a centre of research, technology and innovation and promote Germany’s scientific and technological cooperation with the world. www.germaninnovation.info German Houses of Research and Innovation

Regional Offices of Higher Education Institutions

Regional Offices of Higher Education Institutions

German higher education institutions engage in partnerships and collaborations worldwide in a wide range of areas, including the development of individual degree courses, the setting up of departments and institutes and the foundation of whole universities. In addition to this, individual universities maintain their own offices abroad. You can gain an overview of which higher education institutions are represented in which countries from the regional offices and information centres of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Germany’s diplomatic missions. www.auswaertiges-amt.de > Addresses of German missions around the world Regional Offices of Higher Education Institutions

Funding Organisations

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has 52 ambassador scientists at universities and research institutions in 40 countries around the world. They do not only provide information about Germany as a major centre of research, but also and especially about the funding programmes and international network of the foundation. www.humboldt-foundation.de > Ambassador Scientists Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the organisation of German higher education institutions and their student bodies devoted to internationalising the academic and scientific research system. The DAAD operates a network of 15 regional offices and 56 information centres in 60 countries as well as over 500 “Lektors” and language assistants worldwide. www.daad.de > Addresses & telephone numbers German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

German Research Foundation

German Research Foundation

The German Research Foundation (DFG) maintains offices in Brazil, China, India, Japan, North America and Russia. Its offices promote cooperation not only between German and international researchers, but also with the respective national funding organisations. In addition, the DFG is represented by ambassador scientists in Brazil, Chile and Mexico as well as a network of liaison scientists in Poland. www.dfg.de > DFG Representation Abroad German Research Foundation

Non-University Research Institutions

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains subsidiaries in Europe and North and South America. In addition, Fraunhofer has representative offices and Fraunhofer senior advisors in many countries around the world. Its office in Brussels serves as a point of contact between Fraunhofer and European institutions. www.fraunhofer.de > International locations Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Helmholtz Association

Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Association controls its European internationalisation strategy through its office in Brussels. Furthermore, offices in Beijing and Moscow support the development of research relations with the respective country. www.helmholtz.de > About Us Helmholtz Association

Leibniz Association

Leibniz Association

Many Leibniz Institutes have set up partner facilities. They operate 15 permanent research stations outside Germany – among other places, in China, Ghana and the Antarctic. European research partnerships are supported by a separate office in Brussels. www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de > International activities Leibniz Association

Max Planck Society

Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society (MPG) actively develops international cooperation through its 15 Max Planck Centers at 13 locations around the world, 5 Max Planck Institutes outside Germany and its partner institutes in Shanghai and Buenos Aires. www.mpg.de > International Max Planck Society