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DIES Programme

Figure: Various activities of the DIES Programme offered by DAAD and HRK
Figure: Various activities of the DIES Programme offered by DAAD and HRK

DIES (Dialogue in Innovative Higher Education Strategies) is an initiative by the DAAD in cooperation with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) that supports higher education institutions in developing countries.

Objectives

The DIES programme aims at

  • international exchange of experiences on issues of higher education policy

  • increased partnership between universities in developed and developing countries on higher education management.

A more detailled overview of the objectives of the DIES programme you can find here.

Tools

The program's objectives are implemented through various measures which can improve the quality and relevance of higher education (see also right figure):

  • DIES – information: seminars, information visits and conferences;
  • DIES – advanced training: training and intensive courses;
  • DIES – structural support: partnerships and projects

Among the various activities which are carried out in the framework of DIES are the proposal writing training courses.

Further information about the DIES programme is provided by the DAAD website.

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