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Team and Contacts

The DIES Proposal Writing Courses Team includes a number of partners and institutions that work together in order to make them possible. Learn more about our partners here:

Based on our main pillars – Capacity Building, Academic Refugee Support, Public Private Partnership – the Global Responsibility Unit at the International Office of the University of Cologne is in charge of facilitating and enhancing exchange with academic partners in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, providing refugees with academic assistance and extending its network with Cologne’s corporate world. - Global Responsibility Homepage

“proWiss Consulting Services assist individual researchers and institutions of the higher education sector to develop and enhance research activities and to improve the effectiveness of the institutions’ researchers, faculty members, staff, and administrators. proWiss Consulting Services include: information services on research funding opportunities; research proposal writing services; application/submission advice and support services; resource planning and budgeting services; training programs and courses on research funding and management of research projects; individual counselling on the respective topics.” - ProWiss Website

"The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy."- About us, DAAD Website

“The DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) supports higher education institutions (HEI) in countries of the global south to professionalize structures and processes of their institutional management, assists them in adjusting their courses of study to meet international standards of quality, encourages international exchange on questions of innovative higher education policy, and promotes partnership-based cooperation between HEI in Germany and partner countries in the global south on higher education management issues.DIES is jointly coordinated by DAAD and the German Rectors’ Conference - HRK and is financed by the BMZ. - DIES Website

"The German government is actively engaged, in close cooperation with the international community, in combating poverty, securing food, establishing peace, freedom, democracy and human rights, shaping globalisation in a socially equitable manner, and preserving the environment and natural resources."- BMZ Website