Autumn Call 1 September till 15 October Spring Call 15 February till 31 March

The German Egyptian Research Short term Scholarship GERSS is a programme jointly funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn (DAAD) in order to finance short term scholarships for young Egyptian scientists to travel to Germany. The target groups of the programme are researchers enrolled in MSc, PhD programmes and young post-doctoral candidates. The scholarships may be awarded for a period from three to six months.

2nd Call of Joint Master in Heritage Conservation and Site Management between Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus and Helwan University

Deadline for application is 15 June 2014

Within the framework of the German - Arab Transformation Partnership the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announces the 2nd Call of the Joint MA in Heritage Conservation and Site Management. The programme is jointly organised by Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg and Helwan University and supported by the DAAD through the funding scheme German – Arab Transformation Partnership which is made available by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Master Programme “Urban Design - Revitalization of Historic City Districts”

Deadline for application is 1 June 2014

The  aim  of  the  master  programme  is  to  communicate  urban  rehabilitation  and  revitalisation strategies and concepts for different situations and challenges of historic city districts. The programme is supported within the funding scheme “Hochschuldialog mit der islamischen Welt” and focuses especially on the cities and regions of the involved universities which are Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus – Senftenberg, Cairo University and Alexandria University.

Bilateral Exchange of Academics (WAP)

Call for Application is 1 July 2014 Deadline for application is 15 November 2014

The  Bilateral  Exchange  of  Academics  Programme  (WAP)  primarily  intends  to  support  the implementation of mutual teaching and research projects between German and Egyptian scientists. The programme offers academic visits to Germany ranging from one to three months, depending on the applicant's work schedule and cannot be extended.

Come to Germany with a Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES)

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation aims to significantly expand its activities in Egypt and the region. If you are a qualified researcher interested in cross-border knowledge sharing, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation gives you the opportunity to carry out a research project that is relevant to development. Postdoctoral and experienced researchers of all disciplines are eligible to apply at any time (no deadlines).

DAAD long-term Lecturer teaches Greek Papyrology at Ain Shams University in Cairo

The pyramids, the Valley of the Kings or Queens, and the mummies... the image which we all have in our minds when we think of Egypt is mostly an image of the great pharaonic past of the country. However, there was another important time in the history of Egypt when the country on the Nile and Europe came into close contact and learned a lot from each other. That is the time with which Greek Papyrology deals.

Surface and Interface Engineering of Integrated Systems (SURSYS)

One year after launching the “SURSYS” project the project team spent twelve days in Egypt to discuss what has been achieved in the previous year and the most important challenges for   the coming two years. It was a very useful time that the German team spent with the Egyptian counterpart in the city of El Gouna at the Red Sea to recognise the experience of the burgeoning city in providing water and energy supplies.

2nd IWaTec Winter school in El Gouna

“Sustainable Use of Resources: Water and Energy for Egypt” was the topic of this year´s

IWaTec Winter School held at the premises of the TU Berlin Campus El Gouna from Feb, 16 till 20. In a five days comprehensive programme more than 50 participants with diverse backgrounds  discussed  about  new  developments  in  the  water  sector  as  well  as  the possibilities of combining water with new energy technologies.

The Carlo Schmid Fellowship in Cairo By Leonard Hessling

Germany is one of the largest financial contributors to international organizations, yet this commitment is not reflected in terms of staffing and Germany remains underrepresented in the international sphere. With the aim of improving German presence in institutions such as the UN, EU or OECD, the German government decided to increase both the quality and quantity of German staff in international organizations.

SynEGY Connecting Research

SynEGY offers a social networking service which enables its users, including scientists and researchers, to create academic profile pages and to connect with other users particularly from Egypt and Germany but also from around the world with the same research interests.

Loving the GESP Programme

After a lengthy stay for medical training in the US I returned to Germany in 2007 to start a research group in rheumatology at the University Children’s Hospital in Dresden. Shortly after my arrival I received a warmly written inquiry from a trainee in rheumatology at Sohag University, Egypt, as whether I might sponsor him for an application for a PhD scholarship in Germany, the DAAD-sponsored GERLS. Well, we tried, but Ahmed did not get funded, and we were also not successful when we tried for the CHANNEL program.