Engineering Exchange
For the past few years, DAAD has undertaken a wide variety of activities to promote engineering exchange between the US, Canada, and Germany. In addition to several VIP trips from top-ranking engineering institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, DAAD has offered:
  • RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), summer research internships for undergraduate students in engineering and natural science fields.
  • RISE professional, summer research internships for RISE alumni and graduate students in engineering and natural science fields.
  • RISE worldwide, a reverse summer internship program placing German students who pursue a degree in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering in research projects worldwide.
  • DLR-DAAD Research Fellowships, the opportunity to conduct special research at the institutes of the DLR in Germany for highly-qualified foreign doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as senior scientists in the fields of Space, Aeronautics, Energy and Transportation Research.
  • The Transatlantic Engineering Dialogue In this new and interactive online area, DAAD hopes to further facilitate the exchange of information and ideas between Germany and North America which will leaed to greater international opportunities for engineering students, researchers and professionals.

Engineering in Germany
Not only does Germany have a long-standing reputation in engineering and scientific education and training. Today, more so than ever before, German research centers and institutions of higher education are making their facilities easily accessible to foreigners. Countless courses in these fields are now offered in English, eliminating the language prerequisite that many of these students are unable to fulfill due to rigid curricula. And the growing number of short-term programs allow students to spend some time abroad without risking a later graduation date.

Renowned Research Institutions in Germany
Report of the Federal Government on Research
The German government gives a comprehensive report on federally funded research and development every four years. These reports traditionally contain a section on R&D funded by the 16 states, making it into the most comprehensive source of information on Germany's excellent, broad, and diverse research sector.

Higher Education Compass
Search all German institutions of higher education for the courses they offer in your field.
Learn about the exciting scientific research currently being done at European universities and research institutions.