Boards and Cooperators of KAAD
In our General Assembly the directors of the large Church-sponsored relief organizations cooperate with representatives of the dioceses and of the campus ministry.
The institution is headed by a President and it acts as a clearing agency of the German Bishops' Conference for all matters concerning foreign students and scientists in Germany.
The Academic Council, the body that selects scholars, is composed of internationally distinguished university professors and two representatives of the Church.
Liaison Professors and Campus Ministry
At larger universities KAAD is supported by Liaison Professors who assist scholarship holders on academic as well as personal matters. From time to time they invite scholarship holders to informal conversations on academic topics or to social gatherings, often in close cooperation with the local campus ministry. By doing so, they greatly contribute to creating a sense of community among KAAD-scholarship holders.
The campus ministries - Katholische Hochschulgemeinden (KHG) und Katholische Studierendengemeinden (KSG) - are our partners at each university. They offer advice, company, and an attractive semester program in a friendly and international atmosphere.
Stephen Nana Ato Arthur (Ghana)
Stephen Nana Ato Arthur, born in 1961, has been a KAAD-scholar twice and between the two scholarships was not only a period of 12 years but also a very successful political career that has reached a peak in 2012: On 08.12.2012, KAAD got the news that he has won the constituency KEEA as a candidate for Parliament. He will therefore be the first alumnus of KAAD as a member of parliament in an African country.