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COMPACT PLAYERS & ORGANISATIONS German Research Foundation The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the main organisation for funding research at higher education and publicly financed institutes. → dfg.de German Rectors’ Conference The German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) is a voluntary association of state and state-recognised German Academic Exchange Service higher education institutions in Germany. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) The Higher Education Compass database is the largest funding organisation for exchanges provides information about degree courses and of students and academics. It has a global network international cooperation agreements. with 71 regional offices and information centres. → hrk.de, hochschulkompass.de → daad.de, studieren-in.de Leopoldina Alumniportal Deutschland The oldest academy of sciences in the world, The Alumniportal Deutschland networks people the Leopoldina in Halle, has 1,500 members. who have studied, done research or worked in → leopoldina.org Germany all over the world. → alumniportal-deutschland.org Non-university research organisations The Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association and the The Federal Foreign Office initiative links Leibniz Association are the non-university almost 2,000 schools all over the world at research organisations funded by the Federal which German is held in high esteem. Government and the states. → pasch-net.de → mpg.de, fraunhofer.de, helmholtz.de, leibniz-gemeinschaft.de Alexander von Humboldt Foundation The Humboldt Foundation supports cuttingedge scientists and scientific exchange. → humboldt-foundation.de DIGITAL PLUS More information about all the topics in the chapter – annotated link lists, articles, documents, speeches; plus more in-depth information about key topics such as the Bologna Process, internationalisation, degrees, admissions restriction. → tued.net/en/dig5