“I make use of what I learned in Germany every day”, says Theresa Madubuko. In the video, she talks about what she learned during her studies in Heidelberg and how she is putting this knowledge to work today.

The five sparks for change
Science and good practice must go hand in hand if we are to confront today’s most pressing challenges. This is the opinion of Anwar Fazal, activist from Malaysia and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. Fazal speaks here as well as at the anniversary conference in Bonn about the importance of pioneering initiatives.
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Combining head, heart and hands
What do young people who want to change the world need? According to Anwar Fazal, they need their head, heart and hands. In our interview, Alternative Noble laureate explains what else is important for future world shapers.

“Mindset is part of the problem”
The scholarship holders of the DAAD Masters program in Environmental Governance have invited one of the thought leaders in the area of sustainable development to their Freiburg conference: Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker. The physicist and biologist served as director of the UNO Center for Science and Technology in New York and of the Institute for European Environmental Policy. He also helped establish the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy as its co-founder. In his newest book “Factor Five”, von Weizsäcker presents a strong case for sustainable, environmentally-friendly business practices.
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When cities become fragile
In North Africa and the Middle East, cities are growing at such a fast pace that their infrastructures are struggling to keep up. What kind of strategies can cities adopt to face this challenge? Scholars together with students enrolled in the German-Arab Master’s programme explore potential solutions during the “Integrated Urbanism Dialogue” held at Ain Shams University in Cairo.
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