Highlights from some of the exchange programmes between German and African Universities.
Second CEMEREM Summer School for students from Taita Taveta Univesity in Kenya
From 9 June to 13 July 2018, the second CEMEREM Summer School took place at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW) and the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. 16 students from the Agricultural Sciences, Geosciences, Mining, Engineering and Business Administration with lecturers from the partner university Taita Taveta University in Voi, Kenya, attended the event. Since April 2016, the three partner institutions have been cooperating on the establishment and expansion of the African Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM). For more information about the programme click here.
The Berlin – Nairobi Research Exchange
The Berlin - Nairobi Research Exchange is a bilateral programme between the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Charité - Universitätsmedizin in Berlin. The programme has facilitate exchange programmes for students in the medical field in Germany and in Kenya. Initiated by a former student at Charité University in Berlin, Mathias Krisam, wanted students to get equal opportunities from the partner universities. For more information about the exchange programme click here.
Kenyan German Students travel to Germany
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In 2018, 15 German language students from Kenyatta University in Nairobi visited several universities in Germany through a DAAD-sponsored study trip. The trip gave the students an exposure to different university programmes and the German culture. Read more about the trip here.
EMBA students from Kenya visit Frankfurt School
On June 2017, 35 students from United States International University Africa (USIU) visited the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The students have been visiting the university since 2012. With a regional office in Kenya, the university shows alot of commitment in Africa where they support education and research. “I often say that Africa is the continent of the future because there is so much potential. However, African societies are very complex – hence, we as Frankfurt School are doing a lot of research there. Also, we support education in Africa. I think it is essential for Africa to have highly qualified managers. Foreign investments need formally educated specialists”, said Professor Dr Udo Steffens. Click here for more information.