The comprehensive portfolio of services of the International Bureau (IB) supports the internationally oriented activities of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF). They are adapted to the political strategies and concepts of the German government – first and foremost to the “Internationalisation Strategy in Science and Research”, but also the framework and BMBF programmes as well as bi- and multi-lateral agreements with partners of the BMBF all over the world.
As a prerequisite for the preparation and continued development of cooperation strategies as well as to support an international benchmarking of German research and innovation policy, the IB monitors and analyses international research and education policy developments. In addition, the IB designs, develops and maintains Internet portals for international cooperation in research and education.
The IB's core competencies lie in the conception, implementation and evaluation of strategies, projects and programmes for worldwide cooperation activities on topics that are important in the context of research policy. It assumes the management of international tendering for contracts as well as the technical and administrative execution of all phases of project funding. Moreover, the IB offers information and consulting primarily for international education and research collaboration to stakeholders in the science and commercial sectors.
The IB uses the funds provided by the BMBF for the exploration, initiation and expansion of international cooperation between German universities, non-university institutions and companies.
Download Annual Reports
Here you can download all electronically available annual reports. The annual report was suspended as of the 2011 issue. The Annual Reports are available in German only.
- Annual Report 2011 (PDF, 2,35 MB)
- Annual Report 2010 (PDF, 5,46 MB)
- Annual Report 2009 (PDF, 3,18 MB)
- Annual Report 2008 (PDF, 1,19 MB)
- Annual Report 2007 (PDF, 1,55 MB)
In addition, the Annual Report of the DLR Project Management Office for 2015 provides information about the International Bureau.
The International Bureau in the DLR Project Management Agency
The International Bureau is an organisation unit in the DLR Project Management Agency as part of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR). With around 900 employees, the DLR Project Management Agency is the largest project management organisation in Germany. It specialises in services in the fields of research and education funding as well as project management. The IB has over 20 years of experience in international research management and regional expertise on various countries and regions of all continents.