Common Future in a Just World

For 65 years, KAAD has been offering scholarships, educational and networking support to students and young professionals from the Global South so that they can take on leadership roles in the social and cultural development of their countries.

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Care for the Common Home

The care for the common home combined with a global socio-ecological transformation is one of KAAD's fundamental concerns.

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Religions in Dialogue

The fruitful dialogue between members of different religions and denominations is the focus of KAAD's support and alumni work.

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Global Health

Health and well-being is one of the central goals for sustainable development. For KAAD and its networks, the thematic field of Global Health and Public Health is a focal point.

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Cultural Heritage

The diverse cultural heritage in the different regions of the world is an expression of the history and identity of the local people, and at the same time a treasure that is important for all humanity.

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Promotion of Peace and the Common Good

The promotion of peace and the common good is the basic concern of the support and alumni work of KAAD. By supporting change agents, KAAD promotes and strengthens civil society structures, human rights, good governance and leadership, and finally democracies.

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Benefit from scholarships, educational events, and personal and spiritual guidance - take on leadership roles in the social and cultural development of your country.

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We are KAAD

As a scholarship organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany, KAAD supports young professionals from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe through academic (postgraduate) studies and research stays.

The aim is to enable them to take on leadership roles in the social and cultural development of their country.
Social responsibility and church commitment are  cornerstones of our support policies.

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News & Events

| Newsletter, Aktuelles

Newsletter No. 30

Here you will find current news from KAAD!

| Afrika, Aktuelles, Seminare, Veranstaltungen, Reisen

„Refugees, Migration and Displaced People in Ethiopia – Political and Faith Based Perspectives, Improving Chances through Education “ – KASHA-Seminar in Addis Abeba

This year's seminar of the KAAD Association of Scholars from the Horn of Africa (KASHA) dealt with political and faith-based perspectives on migration in the global "refugee hotspot" of Ethiopia.

| Afrika, Aktuelles, Seminare, Veranstaltungen, Reisen

"They really are salt of the earth" – In Kenya, Archbishop Dr Stefan Heße is impressed by the alumni of KAAD

Last week, a delegation from the German Bishops' Conference (DBK), led by Archbishop Dr Stefan Heße, travelled to the East African country to find out more about the situation of the refugees. During this trip, the chairman of the DBK's Migration Commission was impressed by the diverse commitment of the KAAD network in…

| Aktuelles, Veranstaltungen

Intercultural Workshop

On the 7th of June, the "Intercultural Workshop" took place for the KAAD scholarship holders who had just arrived in Germany. For the first time, the workshop was held at the Katharinenkloster monastery in Angermund, where the KAAD scholarship holders also live during their language course.

KAAD in figures: 2023

377 Scholarship holders

From 55 countries

89 Events

With 2573 participants