Dr. Kai Sicks officially takes up his office as new DAAD Secretary General on Thursday morning (1 April 2021). He succeeds Dr. Dorothea Rüland, whose time in office at the world’s largest organisation for academic exchange came to an end in January.

Dr. Kai Sicks was Head of the International Affairs Department at the University of Bonn from May 2017 where he was responsible, among other things, for expanding the university’s internationalization in research, studies, and administration.

DAAD press release, March 31, 2021:
https://www.daad.de/en/the-daad/communication-publications/press/press_releases/new-daad-secretary-general/

Interview with the new DAAD Secretary General [in German]
https://www2.daad.de/der-daad/daad-aktuell/de/79412-ich-uebernehme-ein-gut-bestelltes-haus/