The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest funding organization that promotes the international exchange of students, scientists and researchers. As an association of German universities with the headquarter in Bonn, it has a network of branch offices, Information Centres and German Centres for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in more than 60 countries worldwide. The DAAD represents more than 240 German universities and higher education institutions. Around 1.000 employees worldwide are supporting among others the funding of more than 145.000 persons annually.