The International Relations Coordinating Committee (Ausschuss zur Koordinierung der Auslandsbeziehungen, AKA) represents the major German science and funding organisations. As a coordinating body, the AKA offers a framework for informal exchange regarding current developments in international scientific cooperation, the development of joint strategic considerations and the coordination of international activities of its members. It also serves as a platform for joint initiatives. At the start of 2018, the Leopoldina took over the secretariat of the AKA from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The AKA comprises senior staff responsible for international relations in member organisations. It is a permanent network that facilitates active information sharing between member organisations involved in international scientific cooperation. Regular AKA meetings are held twice a year, as well as on special occasions.
AKA member organisations are: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Research Foundation (DFG), Fraunhofer Society (FhG), Fulbright Commission, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF), German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Leibniz Association (WGL), German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Max Planck Society (MPG), Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, Volkswagen Foundation and the German Science Council (WR)
The AKA is particularly interested in maintaining a continuous exchange of information with cultural and academic relations attachés of German embassies as well as foreign embassies in Berlin. The AKA members are available for further information.
Head of International Relations Department
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Deputy Head International Relations Department
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