Who we are and what we do
Our justification? Through higher education, students acquire specialist knowledge and competence, as well as they develop their personalities and sense of agency.
Enabling them to learn effectively and conveying the joy of discovery requires an innovative higher education programme.
We provide funding for projects chosen through research-driven selection procedures. These could be projects established within individual higher education providers or as part of a collaborative group. In addition, we create networking opportunities for all those involved in shaping, creating and designing education, support the discussion of project results, successes and challenges and provide access to shared knowledge.
We are in constant dialogue with academics regarding needs, new topics and issues and work according to the principle “From the community for the community”. Our programme and our funding benefit the entire spectrum of Germany’s higher education landscape.
We receive an annual budget of €150m from the Federal and State governments.