You would like to discover and use the manifold potentials of international cooperation in teaching and studying? Regardless of whether you want to start with a simple, time-limited cooperation scenario or if you have already made your first experiences and now have a complete course with international partners in mind...

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Information, Consultation and Support

We offer you the most important information on virtual academic cooperation as well as advice and support in the conception or implementation of your teaching project.  

  • Information on formats of international teaching cooperation: Potentials, special features, specific challenges, practical examples, and experiences.  
  • Advice on the conception of courses and projects: Objectives - forms of examination - teaching/learning activities  
  • Possibilities of using media and methods in collaborative teaching-learning relationships  
  • Evaluation of courses  
  • Support in finding cooperation partners  
  • (perspective) basic information on the potential of intercultural learning, on specific methods and activities
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Funding opportunities

Students and teachers benefit in many ways from international exchange. However, in addition to your commitment and ambitions, further resources may be necessary for the conception and planning as well as the implementation of collaborations. Participation in calls for proposals and the use of other funding opportunities could be of great importance.

Funding Lines and Calls at the University of Potsdam  

The University of Potsdam promotes and supports cooperation with international partners through various programs and calls:

For teaching and research projects, the cooperation grants "KoUP" and "Teaching & Training" are of particular interest and are usually published annually in the fall. Further information can be found here:  


Further calls for proposals in international affairs can be found here:


DAAD funding program IVAC - International Virtual Academic Collaboration  

With the IVAC call for proposals, the DAAD would like to provide practical support for teachers and strategic support for universities in shaping and expanding international university cooperation and global mobility in the digital space. The first call was issued in spring 2020, the second in spring 2021, and it is likely that DAAD IVAC will also go into a third round.

Further DAAD funding programs can be found at  

The DAAD holds more than 90 different funding programs, each with a different focus. Country- or topic-specific collaborations are also considered here, so it may be worth looking at these topics as well.