KAAD has a long history of working in Asia, a continent characterized by dynamic changes in its economy, societies, cultures, and also religious matters.
Countries of major focus are: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Currently one can observe a generational transition in the fields of politics and the economy in many Asian countries. This process should be accompanied by universities and also the Church. Such measures shall be understood as acts of friendly cooperation between the German and Asian societies and churches.

In Asia the main focus of our work is supporting key multipliers in selected academic fields and we are guided by the idea of setting up networks. One aspect is the development of new forms of financial cooperation in some of our partner countries. “Memoranda of Understanding” were signed with universities in China, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. We also cooperate with selected partner institutions in China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Korea a foundation was set up by KAAD-alumni in order to finance additional scholarships for Asian students.

Interested students and scholars are welcome to fill out the questionnaire form and send it to Dr. Heinrich Geiger, Head, Asia Department (Geiger(at) or you turn to the corresponding partner committee.

Our Partner in Asia:


Dr. Juliana Murniati
KAAD Committee Indonesia
University of Atma Jaya
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman 51
Jakarta Selatan 12930


Prof. Dr. Sang-Woo Han
KAAD Partner Committee Korea
363-791 The Korea National
University of Education
Cheongwon-gun, Darakri San 7
Chung Buk


Dr. Raymund Gabriel Naranjilla
Room 404, Doctor’s Clinic
Clinical Division Building
University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Espana Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila
Philppines, Zip Code 1008

Prof. Dr. Eliseo R. Mercado JR, OMI
KAAD Philippine Mindanao Committee
Notre Dame University
Cotabato City 9600


Nationales Partnergremium
Rev. Dr. Martin Komolmas
KAAD Committee Thailand
Assumption Business
Administration College (ABAC)
Bangkok 10240

Partnergremium nur für Anträge über AIT
Prof. Dr. Jayant K. Routray
KAAD Committee South East Asia
School of Environment Resources
and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120
Fax: (66-2) 524 64 13


Youth Pastoral Service
KAAD Partner Committee
Archbishop’s House
180, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Str. 3rd Distri.
Ho Chi Minh City