Hertie School awarded DAAD grant for CIVICA projects


Intercampus student competition, digital learning, research and workshops to be funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.

The Hertie School has been awarded a grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to continue developing its projects for the university alliance CIVICA – the European University of Social Sciences. The grant is part of the DAAD’s “European University Networks (EUN) – national initiative”, a programme supporting German higher education institutions selected for the European Commission’s transnational “European Universities” initiative. 

CIVICA, chosen in 2019 to be one of the pilot European Universities, now comprises ten member schools and forms a Europe-wide network of top-tier social science universities. ”CIVICA is of strategic importance to us and we are very grateful to the BMBF and the DAAD for their support,” said President Cornelia Woll. “This additional funding will enable the Hertie School to further innovate new digital learning formats with our partners and to offer additional opportunities for our students and researchers within the CIVICA alliance.” 

The funding period started on 1 January 2023 and will run for the next four years. The grant, amounting to 725,000 euros, will help the Hertie School advance projects benefitting students and researchers from all CIVICA universities, including: the 2023 student-led FuturEU competition, digital learning initiatives, collaborative research projects, workshops and seminars in cooperation with the Hertie School’s Centres of Competence, and grants for Hertie School PhD researchers to visit other CIVICA schools. 

CIVICA unites a total of 72,000 students and PhD researchers, as well as 13,000 academic staff across ten leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, humanities, business management and public policy: Bocconi University, Central European University, the European University Institute, the Hertie School, IE University, the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Sciences Po, the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, the Stockholm School of Economics and the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Written by Katharine Lin (Hertie Schools communications team). 

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