Dear Partners, Friends, DAAD- and Germany-Alumni, Esteemed Colleagues,

The very first issue of our DAAD Lebanon Newsletter is finally available on our website! We are very pleased to present this special edition to you. Our Director Ms Bahar Sayyas opens this edition with a warm greeting to all of you.

This newsletter covers special events such as the official visit of German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier who was accompanied by DAAD President Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel. Additionally, we are very grateful to H.E. Martin Huth, German Ambassador to Lebanon, for reaching out to our readers in this issue.

Moreover, we present an overview of DAAD Lebanon's activities and provide you with an insight into the research landscapes in Lebanon and Germany. The newsletter contains useful information about studying and research in Germany and addresses our DAAD-/Germany-Alumni. Do not forget to check out the pages on scholarships!

Within the newsletter we provide insights into the work of our German and Lebanese Partners and would like to express our gratitude for their cooperation and support. In particular, we would like to thank Prof. Dr. Mouïn Hamzé, Secretary General of the National Council for Scientific Research Lebanon (CNRS-L). Special thanks goes to our partner, Prof. Dr. Birgit Schäbler, Director of the Orient Institute Beirut (OIB), as well as Mani Pournaghi, Director of our sister organisation, the Goethe-Institut Beirut.

We would like to give a special thanks to everyone who contributed to this very first newsletter edition. Without the continuous support of  our meaningful partners this would have not been possible.

We hope you find it informative and enjoy reading it!

Please feel free to disseminate our newsletter to anyone who might be interested.

You can download it here (pdf, 2.91 MB).