30 Years: Looking Back, Forward and Inward


Make the Best Possible Contribution
The Development-Related Postgraduate Courses produce many successful alumni. During the anniversary year, we’d like to introduce some of them: In 1989, Anil Misra studied the Renewable Energy Use programme at Oldenburg University and has been advancing the use of renewable energies in his native India ever since.
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Learning to Appreciate Water
Mayday Thomas is actively involved in encouraging environmentally-friendly water management in Namibia. She came to the TU Dresden in 2013, to earn a Master’s degree in Hydro Science and Engineering in order to develop her career in this field. Back in her home country, she is trying to find her professional path.
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From IT to Management
Pablo Andrés Palacios Ochoa works as Programme Officer at the International Telecommunications Union. He laid the cornerstone for his career almost ten years ago as a DAAD scholar in the MBA programme International Management at the HfWU Nürtingen-Geislingen University.
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Planning with people
Damodar Adhikari works for the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) – International. There he supports the development of a Nepalese health system rooted in equality – for all genders, classes and ethnicities. How does this fit in with his master’s degree in spatial planning?
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30 Years of Development-Related Postgraduate Courses – Looking Back, Forward and Inward
Filling Key Positions
Tania E.Romero has two primary interests. She wants to preserve Panama’s natural resources and establish the topic ecology in her home country. At the University of Bremen, the DAAD alumna studied International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology (ISATEC).
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Networking Remains the Central Topic
For 30 years, the DAAD has been funding Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS), which prepare young professionals from developing countries to shape change in their homelands. In the interview, Head of Section Gabriele von Fircks talks about how the programme and the courses have changed and what will be important in the future.
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