Ticket for the UN climate summit                                                DAAD scholarship holder Desmond Alugnoa was lucky. The climate activist from Ghana was one of 100 young people who received a highly sought-after green ticket for the UN climate summit in New York. In the interview he tells us what insights he took with him from the conference and how he experienced Greta Thunberg’s speech.                                                                            Read the article

In the capital of intellectual property
Munich is considered the capital of intellectual property because it is home to the German and European Patent Offices as well as the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC). It offers outstanding opportunities for law students, as former DAAD scholarship holder Karina Liutenko experienced during her Master’s studies.
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Looking beyond your own discipline
How do you plan a research project in the health sector? How do you design the teaching? The Heidelberg Institute for Global Health invites DAAD scholarship holders to the Summer School, which focuses on future university lecturers and other professionals. The four-week course has now taken place for the third time.
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Impulses at the Baltic Sea coast and worldwide
Learning from each other, exchanging ideas, encouraging discussion partners to behave sustainably – this is what the alumni network ANESCo is all about. A few weeks ago the University of Greifswald invited guests to the fourth project seminar. The lively, intensive dialogue shaped the international meeting of experts
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Know-how for a Liveable Megacity
Dortmund and Quezon in the Philippines: The two different places of study provide Hieu Trong Nguyen with many ideas for his hometown Ho Chi Minh City. The DAAD scholarship holder wants to help transform the Vietnamese metropolis into a smart city.
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Network meetings 2019: Circuit Training and Reintegration
Exchanging experiences and shedding light on professional strengths – that was the motto of this year’s network meeting of scholarship holders of the EPOS- and Helmut-Schmidt-programme. 44 scholars from 29 countries were guests at the DAAD headquarters for two days where they had the opportunity to benefit from lectures and the experience of others.
Here are a few impressions:


Mastering the future
Career opportunities and personal perspectives were the focus of the network meeting of scholarship holders of the EPOS- and Helmut-Schmidt-programmes.
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Studying in Times of War
The obstacles were enormous, but despite the conflicts in Yemen, in 2016, Tariq Mohey Al-Dein was able to obtain the necessary visas to study in Germany and Egypt. As a DAAD scholarship holder, he completed the EPOS programme’s “International Education Management – INEMA”, a joint course between the Ludwigsburg University of Education and Helwan University in Cairo.
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UN Internship as Award and Opportunity
Tonghoin Pech wants to contribute to the sustainable economic development of his home country, Cambodia, as a change agent. To qualify himself for this role, the DAAD scholarship holder applied for a special position: an internship at the United Nations, funded through the Carlo Schmid Programme.
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Better Alternatives for Nigeria
Evelyn Ewere aspires to achieve a sustainable economy in her
home country Nigeria. The DAAD scholarship holder is researching bio-economic alternatives to fossil resources, oil in particular, at the Right Livelihood College in Bonn. She is receiving prominent support – from Alternative Nobel Laureate Nnimmo Bassey.
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For a worldwide sustainable developement
Our Multimedia Story has been expanded with the chapter
“Global Partnerships”.This is the third chapter, and it shows how scholarship holders and alumni of the Development-Related Postgraduate Courses contribute to realising the Sustainable Development Goals. You can read about the role that equal partnerships and mutual trust play in this process here:
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