Agreement between Association of leading universities of Russia and German service of academic exchanges
Agreement between Association of leading universities of Russia and German service of academic exchanges is signed in Moscow.
The joint program of support of young scientists of Russia and Germany will be developed and realized within 4 years by Association of leading universities of Russia and German service of academic exchanges (DAAD). It is stated in the agreement which was signed on March 23 in Moscow by chairman of Association, rector of St. Petersburg State University Nikolay Kropachev and president of DAAD Margaret Vintermantel. The ceremony of signing took place in the presence of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of two countries — Sergey Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
It is planned that implementation of the agreement between Association of the leading higher education institutions and DAAD will begin in autumn semester of 2016/2017. Support of young scientists of Russia and Germany assumes payment of grants to applicants which will be selected on competitive basis by joint Russian-German commission.
As it is said in the agreement, the target group of the program of support is talented graduate students who are qualified above the average level, young scientists and teachers of higher education institutions of both countries, and also the German students who are trained in a magistracy in Russia and citizens of Russian Federation who are trained in a magistracy in Germany.
Association of leading universities of Russia unites more than 40 higher education institutions — leaders of the higher education in Russia. Among them there is Lomonosov Moscow State University and St.Petersburg State University, federal universities, national research universities.
DAAD (German service of academic exchanges) is the self-governed organization of higher educational of Germany which unites 238 German participating higher education institutions and 107 student's organizations and is an intermediary in the organization of foreign cultural policy, and also policy of the higher education and science of Germany.