Eastern European Partnerships
For over twenty five years, Saarland University has had cooperative links with universities in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, South-East Europe, the Russian Federation and the Caucasus. The cooperative agreements between Saarland University and the participating institutions aim to encourage and promote a wide range of collaborative projects in both research and teaching across all academic disciplines.
The objective of this academic partnership programme is to help foster the internationalization of the higher-education sector by collaborating with partner countries where political ties have been – and, in some cases, still are – difficult to establish, but whose universities have always been part of the European academic and higher education tradition.
The main source of support and funding for these cooperative links has come from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), particularly its Eastern European Partnerships Programme (Ostpartnerschaften), its 'Go East' travel grant initiative and the 'Russland in der Praxis' scheme, which supports students on an internship or work placement in Russia. In fact, funding is also now available from the EU's Erasmus+ programme.
Under the "Aufenthaltsmöglichkeiten" tab in the database, you will find the partner universities for the DAAD Eastern European Partnerships Programmes.