East­ern Part­ner­ships

The Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Photo: Mindaugas Dulinskas |

The Eastern Partnerships DAAD programme offers researchers at Humboldt-Universität the opportunity to establish and expand collaborations with nine selected universities from Albania, Armenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine.

Your own expenses to travel abroad can be financed (for HU employees, claim according to Federal Travel Expenses Act (BRKG), for students, staggered allowances) as well as the accommodation expenses of foreign guests in Berlin (per diem). Applications can be made every three years, and the next opportunity will be in the winter semester 2026/27. If you already wish to realise new projects and ones that have not yet been applied for with one of the named partners before this, you have the possibility of financing from remaining funds. For this purpose, register your project in the portal created for this and contact Dr. Stefan Karsch.


The following partner universities are currently in the programme

University of Tirana

Russian-Armenian University Yerevan

Yerevan State University

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

University of Warsaw

University of Wrocław

Charles University in Prague (CUP)

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE)


    • Dr. Ste­fan Karsch

      Project manager CENTRAL | contract management | sensitive cooperations

      International and European science cooperation Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin Room 2246b ste­ +49 30 2093 46714


The consultation for HU members on collaboration opportunities as part of CENTRAL and the Eastern Partnerships takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm.