Events

 

What do employers and alumni expect from each other?
Agenda topics at the most recent alumni reintegration workshop in Nairobi included first experiences with career and professional life, employer requirements and ways in which university degree programmes can help facilitate the reintegration process. This time employers also took part in the workshop to contribute their perspective on the matter.
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Poster_150Workshop by and for students
Sharing experiences and networking: these are the goals of the workshops organised by students and alumni of the postgraduate programmes. This time the topic is “Sustainability and Renewable Resources” from April 10 – 12 at the University of Oldenburg.
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RLC Logo_150“Transparency is the Greatest Weapon against Injustice”
In many countries there is no free media or hardly any. Doctoral candidates discussed this with Alternative Nobel Prize laureate Amy Goodman at the international workshop of the Right Livelihood College (RLC).
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workshop teaser_Max Moll_150For a Successful Return Home
Learning from those who have succeeded: DAAD alumni from all over the world met in Bonn to talk about their return home and develop recommendations to make returning easier for others in the future.
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Podium_DAFG e.V. _Mohamed El Sauaf_150Jobless despite a university degree?
What kind of graduates does the Arab economy need right now? This question was front and centre for the DAAD scholarship holders from the German-Arab Master’s programmes taking part in the Parliamentary Evening in Berlin.
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netzwerktreffen_bosse_und_meinhard_150Challenge: Returning to the working world
Studying abroad expands knowledge, fosters intercultural understanding and builds character.  Reintegrating into the working world is one of the biggest challenges of the return home.
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Workshop Oldenburg Teaser_PPRE_150Investing energy into sustainability
Renewable energy is all the rage.  But is it enough?  The student-organised conference “Sustainability of Renewable Energy and Pathways for Future Society” in Oldenburg provides some interesting points to ponder.
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Hannover_Syuzanna Hovsepyan_150Overcoming the Many Hurdles to Sustainability
Water scarcity, deforestation, the GM-food debate – in times of dwindling resources and growing populations, agriculture is at the centre of the debate. International horticulture students from around the world, along with 30 guests, addressed this topic at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
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the cost of food_MEG Uni Freiburg_150Getting the problem out on the table
Ragout Masala with eggplant, carrots and rice – sounds delicious, right? But where do the ingredients for this cafeteria meal come from?  The students from the Environmental Governance (MEG) MSc programme  addressed this very question.
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DAAD Meeting 2013_09_02Promoting environmental change through applied research
Fascinating workshops, interesting presentations and thought-provoking panels with Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award) laureates awaited the young international scientists and researchers who travelled to Bonn to participate in the Right Livelihood College (RLC) workshop from 31 August until 7 September. “Environmental Change and the Next Sustainability Generation” was the name of the seven-day workshop organised by the RLC Bonn and funded by the DAAD, the second such workshop held this year.
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Summer School 2013Theory vs. Experience
What role do national governments, markets and civil society play in development? This question was addressed by the alumni of three development-related postgraduate courses in Economics during a three-day summer school put on by the DAAD in Berlin.
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TRIO-DAAD-GRASP-TUDOFor scholarship holders from scholarship holders
The Master’s students from the Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies (SPRING) programme organised and hosted the first Millennium Express workshop of the year, welcoming some 70 workshop participants to Dortmund for the event. The participants, who came from other postgraduate courses, discussed ways to improve the management of resources in developing countries where resources are scarce and how to get people involved and invested in such projects.
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Heidelberg_Sven Bratulic_TeaserWho are the “Change Agents”?
To shape and drive transformation processes in their home countries is what all DAAD scholarship holders from developing countries aspire to do. And it’s what DAAD alumni are already achieving. They presented their plans and spoke about their experiences during the “Change Agents – The Faces of Change” conference held in Heidelberg. The event was hosted by DAAD President Margret Wintermantel and Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dirk Niebel.
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Ruth Manorama_ZEF_150No women, no change
Alternative Nobel Prize recipients spoke with PhD students and other experts from around the world about the human rights situation in developing countries as part of a workshop hosted by the Right Livelihood College (RLC) Campus Bonn.
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Parlamentarischer Abend 150_DAFGLively discussion lasts until midnight
How do religious values inform political discourse in Germany and in the Arab world? To what extent should they factor into the political decision-making process?  The intercultural panel discussion that took place as part of the Parliamentary Evening in Berlin made for lively and at times heated discussion that lasted until midnight.
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DAAD - Netzwerktreffen MillenniumExpress am 30.04.2013 in BonnStarting strong back at home
Investing in the return home after a scholarship abroad makes sense. After all, the next step is all about finding an interesting and engaging way to apply newly-gained knowledge and expertise.  Reintegration, an often undervalued aspect of the scholarship experience, was the focus at this year’s postgraduate course networking event in Bonn.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATheatre against prejudice
An American comedy, performed in English by young amateur actors from Pakistan at the University of Hohenheim in Germany. A very special evening at the theatre!
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Sustainability at its Best
Around 35 DAAD alumni of the University of Flensburg met a few days ago in northern Germany. Brought together by their common interest in sustainable energy management, they plan to stay in contact and collaborate on future solutions. “These kinds of meetings represent sustainability at its best”, says Professor August Schläpfer.
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How can we build a sustainable world?
This question was the focus of the Global Media Forum, recently organised by Deutsche Welle. Five DAAD-scholarship holders joined the program including Danald Kugonza and Maria Angelica Montes. Read their impressions!
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