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The People’s Climate March: It takes roots to weather the storm

Almost two weeks ago I had the privilege of taking part in the People’s Climate March, the biggest climate mobilisation event in history. About 400,000 people took to New York’s streets fighting for climate justice and clean energy, demanding that … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power!

One of my major goals is to improve the quality of education in my native country, Yemen. That’s why I studied in Germany at the ESB Business School at Reutlingen University, to learn management and business skills. Now I can … Continue reading

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Returning home – changes of plan

I can remember just how excited I was when I was awarded a full DAADscholarship for a “postgraduate course with relevance to developing countries” – a two-year Master’s program at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS). Months before my … Continue reading

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Flashback: Study trips took me to two other continents

  One of the greatest opportunities I benefited from during my MSc programme was the opportunity to visit other countries. Which is one of the reasons why international students are fascinated about studying in the Europe; easy of mobility facilitated … Continue reading

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Life in Bremen as a non-student

October 2013 was the beginning of a new phase, as it marked my start in Germany as a non-student. To be honest, it has not been without its difficulties – with many of the student privileges now taken away, it … Continue reading

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Transferring knowledge

My name is Folasade Adeboyejo, and I am from Nigeria. Prior to my gaining my degree in Marine Ecology at the University of Bremen, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree at in Animal Sciences from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. I … Continue reading

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The right thing to do

I am often asked where life is easier at home or abroad? My answer is always “home is the best”. Living in a different culture fundamentally changes you, and perhaps you left in the first place to launch a new … Continue reading

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Never give up

I was enrolled in the English-language Master’s programme in Hydro Science and Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden from 2007 to 2009. I wrote my thesis on innovative wastewater treatment and conducted a student project on climate change adaptation focusing … Continue reading

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Welcome to the working world!

Hello, here I come again with a blog about my work. I’m currently working as a Research Officer with the National Agricultural Research Organization in Uganda. My work involves coordinating the implementation of research activities related to non-wood forestry production. … Continue reading

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Between Cultures

Part I: The “Happy Kenyan Spirit” in Germany My name is Hawa Noor and I come from Nakuru, Kenya. I was a journalist in Kenya for three years after graduating in Mass Communication from the Islamic University in Uganda. I … Continue reading

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