On July 20, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The German University of Erfurt opened Monday, July 20, its International Alumni Summer School 'Muslims in the West' for the third consecutive year in this German state. The 12-day event brings together 25 Muslim participants from Turkey, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan, South Africa, Iran and Malaysia alongside 15 German students from different universities. The summer program has been initiated and funded by the German-Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to promote tolerance and acceptance of the other. It primarily focuses on cultural encounters between Muslims and the West and the integration of Muslims into their respective western societies. The participants are divided into groups where every two make a presentation on one of the topics discussed in the event."