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.
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- Annual Report 2011 (PDF, 2,35 MB, in German)
- Annual Report 2010 (PDF, 5,46 MB, in German)
- Annual Report 2009 (PDF, 3,18 MB, in German)
- Annual Report 2008 (PDF, 1,19 MB, in German)
- Annual Report 2007 (PDF, 1,55 MB, in German))
The International Bureau within DLR-PT
The International Bureau is an organisational unit within DLR Project Management Agency (DLR-PT), which in itself forms part of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR).
For more than four decades, DLR-PT has been committed to strengthening Germany as a hub of research, education and innovation. As one of the largest project management agencies in Germany, our highly qualified employees currently manage more than 10,500 projects with total annual funds of around 1.5 billion Euros.
The DLR Project Management Agency works on behalf of federal ministries, the European Commission, federal states, scientific organisations, foundations and associations. It advises on strategies and programmes, provides scientific, technical and administrative support for funding projects, supports knowledge transfer and the exploitation of project results.
Its spectrum of topics ranges from education, equal opportunities, health, society, innovation, key technologies, environment and sustainability to European and international cooperation. The portfolio of the DLR Project Management Agency is enhanced by its Competence Centres for Science Communication, Public Relations as well as for Analysis and Evaluation.
The DLR Project Management Agency is a central pillar of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR) and complements its scientific orientation.