Every year the DAAD supports well over 130,000 German and international students and academics worldwide and is thus one of the most important funding organisations of its kind worldwide. Furthermore, it contributes to the internationalisation of German universities, supports developing countries in the development of their education systems and promotes German language and literature abroad. Its Artists-in-Berlin programme is among the world's most respected fellowship programmes for artists. The DAAD is an association of German universities based in Bonn and Berlin. There are DAAD Regional Offices in 15 countries, including Poland. The DAAD network includes 56 information centres on all continents.