In Kenya, the DAAD supports two “Centers of African Excellence,” one being the “Kenyan German Center for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management” (CEMEREM) at the Taita Taveta University. CEMEREM is a joint project of the Dresden University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg.
At the invitation of the Kenyan Ministry of Education State Secretary (PS) Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi from the State Department for University Education and Research in the presence of the Director of University Education Darius Mogaka Ogutu and his deputy Charles Obiero, a meeting with the German Ambassador to Kenya, Ms. Annett Günther, the cultural attaché at the German Embassy in Nairobi, Ms. Ulla Koos and the director of the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi, Ms. Beate Schindler-Kovats, took place in the Ministry on 1st March 2022.
The DAAD wants to stay in contact with its scholars and alumni even after the scholarship is over. For this reason, the Director of the DAAD Regional Office for Africa Mrs. Beate Schindler-Kovats, took time during her visit to Daystar University for an informal meeting with DAAD scholarship holders and Daystar University alumni. She presented the DAAD's work for alumni and provided information on funding opportunities for DAAD alumni.
At the invitation of the Vice-Chancellor of Dedan Kimathi University (DeKUT), Professor R. Eng. P. N. Kioni, the DAAD Director of the Regional Office, Beate Schindler-Kovats, visited the University in Nyeri on February 11, 2022.
DAAD Lectureships are usually set up at the request of a foreign university and in consultation with the Federal Foreign Office. In this portrait of the month you find the experience report of Dr. Rainer Schmidt, DAAD Lecturer at the University of Rwanda from 2016-2021:
DAAD with its funding programme Entrepreneurial Universities in Africa (EpU) aims at the promotion of entrepreneurial thinking, teaching and acting at the partner universities. Also institutional changes in the structures and offerings of the participating institutions are supposed to act as key indicators for the development towards “entrepreneurial universities.
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