Through the International Mobility and Cooperation through Digitalisation (IMKD) programme, financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the DAAD supports German universities which see digitalisation as an opportunity to rethink international university partnerships and which want to use digital instruments as tools for their own internationalisation strategies.

Digitalisation is a driving force that connects social and technological transformation. It continually advances through scientific fields and academic systems, and no institution or region can escape its influence. For universities and their internationalisation processes, this development holds valuable potential for engaging in new forms of exchange and creating corresponding programmes with integrated digital measures. This equally applies to new mobility formats which interweave physical mobility and virtual opportunities for cooperation.

Six projects are funded with 13.5 million Euros till 2023, two of them with British (Durham University) and Irish (Dublin City University) university partners involved. The universities were encouraged to recognise the “student journey” as the focus of their efforts and to implement digital elements in support of students on this journey. Please find an overview of the funded projects here.