Wuppertal Bochum Gießen
Bergische Universität Wuppertal Ruhr-Universität Bochum Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Center of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics
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Stability Pact

The Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe was launched in 1999 as the first comprehensive conflict prevention strategy of the international community, aimed at strengthening the efforts of the countries of South Eastern Europe in fostering peace, democracy, respect for human rights and economic prosperity. The Stability Pact provided a framework to stimulate regional co-operation and expedite integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures. The Pact’s secretariat, located in Brussels, was organised into three units each dealing with an issue area:
  • Working Table I : focusing on democratisation and human rights;
  • Working Table II: focusing on economic reconstruction, co-operation and development matters;
  • Working Table III: with security issues. (more...)

Academic Reconstruction of South Eastern Europe

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Programme Academic Reconstruction of South Eastern Europe was established in late 1999. It is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office originally within the German contribution to the Stability Pact. The objectives of the programme are:
  • rapid and sustainable improvement to the quality of education in SEE (South Eastern Europe);
  • the establishment of teaching and research networks;
  • support for young academically qualified experts from the region. (more...)

Center of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics

The project "Center of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics" is one of the currently 15 projects funded by the DAAD program "Academic Reconstruction of South Eastern Europe. The project work concentrates on establishing a "Centre of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics" to act as a strong beacon in the field of applied mathematics in the region. First steps into this direction were made at the University of Novi Sad.

Under the lead coordination of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia and the University of Duisburg-Essen, a joint regional study and research network has been created with partners in Blagoevgrad, Chisinau, Cluj-Napoca, Dubrovnik, Niš, Novi Sad, Osijek, Plovdiv, Podgorica, Priština, Skopje, Sarajevo and Zagreb whose roots network actually extend as far back as into the 1930s, namely to the "Union of Balkan Mathematicians" (more...)

Coordinators and Partners

German coordinators: The participating partners in South Eastern Europe are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia:


1. Intensive courses:
  • "Krylov Subspaces and Applications", (Albania);
  • “Approximation Theory and Applications”, (Bulgaria);
  • "New Aspects of the Time Frequency Analysis involving Fréchet Frames", (Serbia);
  • (more...)
2. Academic Exchange:
  • scholarships for students and graduates;
  • teaching and research stays for university professionals;
  • project coordination/planning measures;
  • support for German language courses;
  • reintegration assistance for academics returning to their home university ("functional integration"). (more...)


Over the years, the project has triggered and supported quite a number of joint publications coauthored by authors from different countries involved.
For a list of more recent publications go here.
last modified February 06, 2015 by Margareta Heilmann