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About DAAD & Contact


The DAAD Office New Zealand is based at the University of Auckland, Auckland City Campus.


phone (direct line)
+64 9 923 8931

phone (inside UoA)
x 88931

postal address
University of Auckland
School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics
German programme
Dr Anna Bauer
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

physical address
University of Auckland
Dr Anna Bauer
Art 1 Building
level 7, room 739
14A Symonds St
Auckland 1010
New Zealand


What is the DAAD?
DAAD stands for “Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst” – “German Academic Exchange Service”. The DAAD is the major organisation in Germany responsible for the management of the country’s government-sponsored programs for the support of higher education cooperation and exchange with all other parts of the world. Its programs are open to all countries and disciplines, to foreigners as well as to Germans.

DAAD carries out the planning and administration of scholarship schemes, fellowship programs, the assignment of German teaching staff to higher education institutions abroad and institutional projects for numerous Federal Ministries, notably those dealing with Foreign Affairs, Education, Sciences, Research & Technology, and Development Cooperation, as well as private organisations. It also provides the academic community in Germany and abroad with a wide range of advisory and information services as regards to the institutions’ participation in international cooperative ventures, and carries out the function of national agency for a number of European Union programs. The DAAD also supports the higher education institutions in their international activities by providing a number of services, such as information programs, publications, consultancy and advice, guidance and counselling.

To find out more about DAAD’s goals and roles, its programs and projects, its structure and organisation, and about its history, click here.


DAAD-Alumni-meeting 2010: “Bridging the Distance – New Zealand and Germany in Dialogue”

On the weekend of 20.-21.3.2010 the DAAD held an alumni-meeting at the University of Auckland. Some 120 guests attended this event; among them DAAD-alumni from all regions in New Zealand and all disciplines. The DAAD was honoured to welcome among the speakers the Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland, Prof. Stuart McCutcheon, the Secretary General of the DAAD, Dr. Christian Bode, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to New Zealand, H.E. Thomas H. Meister, the New Zealand Minister of Defence and Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Hon Dr. Wayne Mapp as well as Peter Hamilton, the former Ambassador of New Zealand to Germany and Deputy Secretary of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Many other speakers both from the field of academia and politics in New Zealand contributed to this meeting by giving papers dealing with the relations between New Zealand and Germany from a historic, present-day and academic perspective, globalization and sustainability as well as the role of science and the humanities in our Knowledge Economy. Flora Lee and Terence Dennis performed at the piano. A dinner on Saturday evening and a harbour cruise in the Hauraki Gulf formed the frame of the social programme.
The papers and more pictures of the DAAD alumni-meeting can be downloaded in the news menu.

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