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Support for 62 Afghan IT specialists

On August 15, 2021, the Afghan government was overthrown by the Taliban. The four alumni of the computer science master’s program at the Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) at the TU Berlin fled their offices that day and from day to day they lost not only their jobs, but also the hope they had in them country had returned after studying in Berlin.

Yes to the YES Workshop!

Tools for researchers interested in starting a business

There are many hurdles on the path from abstract idea to tangible product development. Entrepreneurial workshops like those run by the DAAD and the Falling Walls Foundation can give academics the necessary tools to overcome these challenges, and to awaken their inherent entrepreneurial potential. Three participants in the ‘From PhD to Innovator’ workshop talk about their experiences.

Dream job as an influencer? The jungle of self-employment

Dana Newman has made it. She moved from Florida to Munich and is now a successful social media entrepreneur in Germany. She uses her YouTube channel ‘Wanted Adventure’ to narrate funny misunderstandings that are encountered when you're new to Germany. Her videos have since been viewed over 40 million times. But she first had to learn how to work as a freelancer in Germany.

From science to business

The untapped potential of doctoral theses

Developing visionary solutions: ‘From PhD to Innovator’ was the title of the workshop in which DAAD alumni and scholarship holders had the opportunity to dive into the topic of entrepreneurship in May. A cooperation between the DAAD, the Falling Walls Foundation and the Young Entrepreneurs.

English-taught master's degrees in Germany

A master’s degree is seen as an easy route for transitioning into the German labor market. While that can be true for some, there are some common pitfalls you should be aware of – find out here what you should look out for.