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Translation Competition on Annett Gröschner's novel 'Walpurgistag'

We are very pleased to launch our 11th competition this autumn in conjunction with the ENCOUNTERS series at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and University of Nottingham. Participants will put themselves in the shoes of a translator when tackling a short passage from Annett Gröschner's novel Walpurgistag (published in 2011 by Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt).

The competition is open to secondary school pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates and anybody else who feels up to the challenge of translating a passage of German literature into English. Closing date for entries is 6 November. Click here for more information.

Seminar for Russell Group and U15/TU9 Universities on HE Research Co-operation

Cumberland Lodge, photo by Jan Adriaenssens
Cumberland Lodge, photo by Jan Adriaenssens

On 21st and  22nd September 2015, Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park near London hosted the ‘German-British Seminar on HE Research Co-operation for Representatives of Russell Group and U15/TU9 Universities’, organised by the DAAD London Office. Representatives took part from eleven German universities in the higher education alliances TU9 and German U15, and from ten British Russell Group universities. Find out more.


25 Years of German Unity - Take part in the German Unification Quiz!



Funding to go to Germany




Past events

Poetry-Writing Competition on the British Museum's 'Germany - Memories of a Nation' exhibition

Dürer's Rhinoceros C The Trustees Of The British Museum
Dürer's Rhinoceros C The Trustees Of The British Museum

A big THANK YOU goes to everybody who participated in our poetry-writing competition! The jury was very impressed with the variety and quality of poems as participants revealed depth and insight and evoked a wealth of sentiments and questions. Participants came from across the UK and even from abroad. 

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'The Benefits of Brussels: Opportunities and Challenges for European HE'

The conference, held on 4 November 2014, was the third in a series of Europe-themed conferences that DAAD London now organises annually. Watch out for details on this year's conference.  


The conference offered: 

  • An opportunity to meet with the key people from Brussels, Germany and France in London.
  • An update on what’s happening in Brussels and discuss what this means for your institution.
  • The latest British, German and French perspectives.
  • A programme designed to give pragmatic advice, best practice and networking opportunities through peer discussion groups.
  • A chance to find out more about successful university-business collaborations. 

The conference was organised by the DAAD London, Universities UK, and the Institut Français.

Click here for the full programme and for the conference report (in German). If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Cecile Reese