The DAAD International Graduate Schools for the 2030 Agenda seeks to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations. Thus, partnerships between higher education institutions in Germany and countries from the global south are supported in order to establish SDG Graduate Schools in the global south.
The programme's overall objective is to offer qualified postgraduate studentshigh-quality training in development-related degree courses. In the short and medium term, the SDG Graduate Schools are expected to increase teaching capacities by incorporating information and communication technologies (ICT). Also research structures necessary for postgraduate education should be strengthened. The SDG Graduate Schools work together with relevant employers and stakeholders from politics, industry, and/or civil society, developing innovative financial and strategic concepts to ensure the sustainability of the graduate schools.