The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with the support and funding from the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has in 2012 launched the "Strategic Partnerships and Thematic Networks" program, which encourages more intensive partnerships at the university level, in contrast to a department-level managed partnership.
"By concentrating on top-level strategic partnerships, the programme aims to improve the overallquality of research and instruction. Furthermore, it hopes to create new synergies by coordinating the activities of the participating instructors more closely. Not only will this foster more knowledgesharing between the partners, but –thanks to its cross-disciplinary approach – also strengthen interdisciplinarity at the university." - DAAD
The trilateral partnership with Macquarie University in Sydney and Fudan University in Shanghai represents an example of successful strategic networking.
In the cross-faculty and interdisciplinary network, there are various players involved at each institution. It is their dynamic interaction, the good coordination and above all the trustful interaction among all three partners what ensures the successful establishment of the strategic network Macquarie-Fudan-Hamburg.
Since 2013, a series of projects have been launched and during the period of 01.01.2015 – 31.12.2018 the DAAD has granted a budget of about 830.000 € to develop twelve sub projects from a wide range of faculties.
For more informtation about the planned activities since 2016, please click on the overview (PDF) or click on the correspondent sub-project title for specific project-related information!