If you want to study abroad, Germany might just be the place for you. With over 300 universities and higher education institutes and over 17.000 courses of study, Germany has something in store for almost everybody. But before you start off your studies at a German university, there are some things to be considered and choices to be made.
Studying in Germany
For the sixth time, the Green Talents Award will be presented by the German research minister to 25 up-and-coming scientists. Six of the winners are from Africa. A high-ranking jury of experts selected the winners from more than 800 applications representing over 100 countries.
Green Visionaries from 20 Countries on Tour in Germany
2014 marks 20 years of democracy in South Africa and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany. To celebrate these two remarkable events, the German Embassy and Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry will hold a 20|25 concert in Pretoria on November 9.
Concert celebrates peaceful revolutions in South Africa, Germany
A delegation of the Sports Committee of the German Parliament visited Zambia, South Africa and Namibia October 20-26, to meet with high-ranking government officials, representatives of the national sports governing bodies and stakeholders from civil society. The main objective was to engage in inter-parliamentarian exchange, learn about developments in the sports sector in southern Africa and enhance bilateral cooperation within the individual countries.
Zambia, South Africa and Namibia host parliamentary delegation
If you think about successful teams in rugby, Germany does not immediately come to mind. But did you know that Germany is ranked 26th in the IRB Ranking and just narrowly missed qualifying for the 2015 World Cup. All this was made possible with South African rugby expertise. Kobus Potgieter (Head coach) and Pieter Jordaan (Assistant coach) have directed the German National Team since 2013. For the GIC Africa, both gave exclusive interviews describing their lives in Germany and the state of German rugby.
Rugby in Germany
Innovation on wheels: Venture Bus gets jump start from four leading global technology companies as its major sponsors. Bus backer AMPION announced on October 17 that leading global IT, healthcare and satellite giants will support entrepreneurial talent in Africa.
Merck, MTN, SAP, Microsoft and Inmarsat sponsor AMPION Africa
The German Education and Research Ministry is making additional funding of over five million Euro available for research on Ebola. German support for research on neglected, poverty-related diseases is thus being further intensified, recognizing the urgent need for reliable methods for diagnosis and treatment.
Germany increases funding for research on Ebola
In a partnership between the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Association of Uganda German Alumni (AUGA), a train-the-trainer workshop entitled “Tapping into E-resources” was recently held in Kampala. The course equipped scholars and alumni with skills on how to use electronic resources and reference management tools.
E-resources workshop in Kampala