DAAD became the partner of the German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technologies from the very beginning. The General Secretary of the DAAD Dr. Dorothea Rüland, chairman of the Board of Trustees of GRIAT, personally gave start to "work" of the institute in September, 2014 (article DAАD about GRIAT).
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) is a private, federally funded and state-funded, self-governing national agency of the institutions of higher education in Germany, representing 365 German higher education institutions (100 universities and technical universities, 162 general universities of applied sciences, and 52 colleges of music and art). One of the DAAD IC is located in Kazan and is headed by Mr. Thilo Zinecker, Со-Director of GRIAT.
In September, 2015 the Centre for German language by KNRTU-KAI and GRIAT is started to work and is headed by Mrs. Anne Luci Luft.
The DAAD grants administered by the DAAD abroad are available to students of all academic disciplines and at each academic degree level, including undergraduates, graduating undergraduates and recent graduates with a BA, MSc degree students, doctoral students and PhD candidates.
The DAAD worldwide network also includes around 50 information centres and around 450 DAAD lecturer positions.