DAAD is represented around the world through its lecturer’s programme, regional offices and information centers: In Kenya, other than the Regional Office for Africa, there is a lecturer for German each at the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University in the capital Nairobi as well as a language assistant at Pwani University in Kilifi. In Uganda, DAAD is represent by a lecturer for German at Makerere University in Kampala.

DAAD finances the lecturers in the fields of teaching German as a foreign language, training professors, German affairs, linguistics and the science of translation.

DAAD has posted a long-term lecturer for Political Science at the University of Rwanda.

In addition to language teaching at universities, the lecturers also provide valuable information on study opportunities, scholarships and scientific exchange in general. Therefore, DAAD lecturers are often the first point of contact for students and academics interested in a stay at a higher education institution in Germany, and are thus a valuable link between African and German universities.


University of Nairobi
Dr. Tobias Lechner
Department of Linguistics and Languages, German section
Email: lechnerdaadafrica.org

Kenyatta University
Jenny Stark, MA
Department of Foreign Languages
Email: daad.ku.kenyagmail.com

Pwani University
Paula Thiel, MA
Language Assistant, Department of Literature, Linguistics and Languages
Email: p.thielpu.ac.ke


Steven Heimlich, MA

Postal Address:
c/o German Embassy,
P.O. Box 7016,

Office Address:
Makerere University,
Lincoln Flats, Office B 7
Consultation: Tuesday 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Mobile: +256(0)772409178
Skype: Steven Heimlich


Department of Foreign Languages,
University of Dar es Salaam


Dr. Rainer Schmidt
University of Rwanda
College of Arts and Social Sciences
Huye Campus
Email: daad.rwandagmail.com
Tel. +250-781-447 055