DAAD Public Policy and Good Governance Programme

In the updated DAAD PPGG Booklet, the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD (German: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) wrote an article about me—using my story to encourage prospective applicants on page 7. I am grateful for the kindness of the DAAD and the opportunity they granted me.

I am an alumnus of the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD—specifically its prestigious Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG) Programme. I endorse it 100% for anyone interested in Politics, Governance, Leadership and International Relations.

The DAAD funded fully my Master of Public Policy degree with specializations in International Relations and Not-For-Profit Management at the University of Erfurt’s Willy Brandt School of Public Policy—a part of the Faculty of Economics, Law, and Social Sciences.

DAAD has been a blessing to me.

Since receiving my graduate education through DAAD, I have been privileged to work with international organizations as well as the government of my nation, Ghana. Below are some pictures that tell my story with DAAD.

For more on my experiences in Germany, click here.

For more on the PPGG program click here.

For updated PPGG Brochure, click here.

For more on the DAAD, see the following snippets from the internet:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest German support organisation in the field of international academic co-operation.

The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind. The DAAD also promotes internationalisation efforts at German universities, help developing countries build their own systems of higher education, and support German Studies and German language programmes abroad. The DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Program is one of the most renowned international scholarship programmes for artists.

DAAD is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art) [2003].

The DAAD itself does not offer programs of study or courses, but awards competitive, merit-based grants for use toward study and/or research in Germany at any of the accredited German institutions of higher education. It also awards grants to German students, doctoral students, and scholars for studies and research abroad.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organisation dedicated to promoting the international exchange of students and researchers. Its operating budget in 2015 totalled approximately 471 million euros. Its most important funding providers include the Federal Foreign Office – AA (39%), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF (23%), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – BMZ (10%) and the European Union – EU (18%).

The administrative budget of the DAAD is financed by the Federal Foreign Office and totalled 24 million euros in 2015. The sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany are responsible for covering the tuition costs of the foreign scholarship holders. Other sponsors include foreign governments, companies, foundations and the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

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