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More Talented AI Specialists for Germany


The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) is using funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to extend its promotion of young AI talents in Germany.

Three consortia have just been selected, each of which will accordingly establish a Konrad Zuse School for artificial intelligence. These schools are intended to form academic networks to attract excellent young AI specialists from around the world.

The following three higher education institutions with their associated partner institutions have recently been selected as Konrad Zuse School providers:

  • Technical University of Darmstadt, Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELIZA),
    also participating: University of Tübingen, Saarland University, Heidelberg University, University of Freiburg, Technical University of Munich, Free University of Berlin, Max Planck Institute for Software System, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications – Heinrich Hertz Institute, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, German Cancer Research Center;
  • Dresden University of Technology, Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Embedded Composite Artificial Intelligence (SECAI),
    also participating: University of Leipzig, Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, Center for Tactile Internet with Human-In-The-Loop, Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Digital Health, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH)
  • Technical University of Munich, Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Reliable Artificial Intelligence (relAI),
    also participating: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security, Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems, Helmholtz Munich.


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