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SPACES Scholarships for research in the field of Earth System Management

Feb 23, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Taking samples of haulm

The SPACES Programme is offering scholarships for graduates, PhD candidates and Postdocs from Namibia and South Africa concentrating on Earth System Research. The grantees will be able to conduct a short-time research stay in Germany this year. The bursaries can include both financial as well as scientific support for individual research projects.

German model of universities of applied sciences in Kenya

Feb 9, 2017 | German Embassy Nairobi

The German Foreign Office and the Kenyan Ministry of Education signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on the establishment of the Eastern African-German University of Applied Sciences in Nairobi on February 9. The project will help create a model of vocational-oriented academic training in close cooperation with industry, the aim being to boost employment among the young population.

University partnerships between Germany and Africa

Feb 9, 2017 |
University partnerships between Germany and Africa play a special role

For many years Germany has been a strong supporter of education projects in East Africa. University partnerships play a special role here. The latest Joint Declaration of Intent has been signed by the German Foreign Office and the Kenyan Ministry of Education on February 9.

Building bridges for sustainable growth

Feb 9, 2017 |
Afrika kommt! participants in Berlin, Germany

How well German firms and African young professionals can work together is demonstrated by German-African initiatives in industry and higher education.

Economy, development, research

Feb 1, 2017 | FFO
Sweetcorn at a market in Sokode, Togo

Africa is bursting with potential. A young, growing population, rich in natural resources and strong growth rates. Yet, on average living standards are lower than in any other continent. What strategy is Germany adopting to use the opportunities for the German and African economies fairly and sustainably?

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