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					  DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg, edition 01 | 2011

  In this issue:             DAAD Network Meeting at the South African-German Centre for
      DAAD Network         Development Research & Criminal Justice
                             From 26 - 30 January 2011, the South African - Ger-
      SAGV Conference
                             man Centre for Development Research and Criminal
      New Teaching
        assistant - Wits
                             Justice hosted the network meeting of the DAAD
        German               centres of excellence. On 27 January 2011, the
        Department           opening ceremony of the meeting took place on the
      Regional Meeting     UWC campus. Speakers were, inter alia, Ms Naledi
        of the DAAD Sub-     Grace Mandisa Pandor, Minister of Science and
        Saharan lecturers
                             Technology, Government of South Africa, DAAD
      DAAD African         director for the southern hemisphere, Dr Helmut
        Regional Networks
                             Blumbach, and Vice-Chancellor of UWC, Prof Brian
        in SA
      Updates
        surrounding the
                                 The meeting included all the African and German
        DAAD African         cooperation partners from the five African Centres.
        Regional Networks    Discussions between these partners led to several
      DAAD Alumni          common research areas being identified and in-
        Survey               creased joint research between the different centres
      UNILEAD              was agreed upon. The meeting aimed to address the
      Courses in           question of how education in general, and the Cen-
        Germany              tres of African Excellence in particular, can contribute
      Post-doc alumni      to the development of Africa? Through the establish-
        support              ment of the five Centres of Excellence in Africa
      Advert: University   (Ghana, Tanzania, DR Congo, Namibia and South
                                                                                        Above: the 5 Centres Of Excellence in Africa. Below pictured from left to
        of Applied           Africa), the DAAD aims to extend the range of edu-         right are Prof Brian O’Connell, Minister Naledi Pandor and Dr Blumbach.
                             cation and training opportunities available to African
                             universities in line with international standards. To      the qualifications they need for their tasks and re-
      Useful Links
                                                                                        sponsibilities in and for Africa and thus contribute
                             achieve this, the centres offer outstanding educa-
      DAAD Alumni
                             tional capacities and attach importance to expanding       significantly to Africa's development. To find out
                             the research capacities at these world-class hubs.         more about the Centres of Excellence, please visit:
        Programme            The exceptional training offered at the Centres of
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        Business School

                             Annual SAGV Conference in German Studies at UP in April

Publisher:                   The annual conference of the Association of German Studies in Southern Africa (SAGV) will be hosted by the
DAAD Johannesburg            University of Pretoria from 27 – 30 April with the title “Magie und Sprache” (Magic and Language). More than
Contact:                     50 conference contributions by participants from South Africa, other regions of the continent, Germany and
Tel: 011 717 9334
Email:       other overseas countries have been accepted for the conference. Conference organizer Dr Stephan Muehr
3151 Senate House            (HoD German, UP) is particularly looking forward to the participation of Aleida and Jan Assmann, Germany’s
East Campus                  leading researchers in the culture and politics of memories. The DAAD will be represented by Dr Roman Luck-
Wits University
                             scheiter, Head of unit 331 (“Auslandsgermanistik und Deutsch als Fremdsprache”). Among the writers partici-
Consultation Hours:
                             pating in the conference, will also be Yoko Tawada and Tarek Eltayeb.
Tue & Thur 10h00—12h00
Wed 14h00—15h00              For the full programme and more information about the conference, please visit
Or by appointment
                             (information available in German).
 DAAD IC Johannesburg                                                                                                                       newsletter

                          Regional meeting of the DAAD
                          lecturers in Sub-Saharan Africa
                          In February, the DAAD lecturers convened for their regional
                          meeting in Windhoek. The number of DAAD lectureships in the
                          Sub-Saharan region has significantly increased from 12 in 2007
                          to 22 at present. Usually, DAAD lecturers are supposed to sup-
                          port the teaching capacity at German departments all over the
                          world. However, lately an increasing share has been dedicated to
                          the so-called “Fachlektoren”, young academics in subject areas
                          such as Law, Economics, Political Studies, Engineering etc. In
New Teaching
                          South Africa, Iris Vernekohl, holds a lectureship in Development Economics & Public Policy Management at
Assistant for
                          UWC’s DAAD funded South African-German Centre for Development Research, whereas Dr Julia Augart and
German De-
                          the Head of the DAAD IC Dr Ralf Hermann are lecturers within the German Departments of Stellenbosch and
partment at
                          Wits University, respectively.
                              At the Windhoek meeting, DAAD Head of Group 41 (Africa and Latin America), Dr Martina Schulze, reported

The DAAD would like       on developments on DAAD programmes in the region. The main topics of the meeting among the lecturers were
to welcome Matthias       the demands for curricular developments in German studies and experiences in consulting students and aca-
Witte and congratulate    demics about studying in Germany and about DAAD programmes. The meeting was excellently organized by
him on his appoint-       Friederike Schomaker (Head of DAAD unit 332), and Joerg Klinner (DAAD lecturer at the University of Namibia,
ment as the DAAD          one of the leading German Departments in the region) .
funded teaching assis-
tant in the German
Department at Wits
University for 2011.
                          ACMS launch & updates
   As well as lecturing
German Studies, Mat-
                          surrounding DAAD African
thias will be involved    Regional Networks in SA
in the work of the
                          The Forced Migrations Studies Programme
DAAD Johannesburg
office. Matthias stud-    (FMSP), based at Wits University, recently
ied Germanistik and       underwent a name change to become the
Geography at the Uni-     African Centre for Migration & Society
versity of Heidelberg     (ACMS). DAAD Johannesburg colleagues
and has already been      Katharina Lehmann and Kerynn Dahl had
the recipient of many
                          the pleasure of attending the launch of the
a DAAD scholarship.
   Matthias is well-      new name and at the same time met two
travelled, having al-     students, Zandile Ndlovu and Aline Mugisho,
ready been to 15 Afri-    who both have forced migrations back-
can countries. He pre-    grounds and have just received DAAD
viously visited South     scholarships to study at the centre.           Pictured above from left to right are Zandile Ndlovu, ACMS Access Director, Loren
                                                                         Landau, Katharina Lehmann, Aline Mugisho and Kerynn Dahl
Africa in 2006 where
                             Ralf Hermann and Matthias Witte also
he undertook training
at the German school      recently welcomed the 13 new DAAD schol-        partnership between the 3 universities in the Western Cape
in Pretoria. He also      arship holders registered at the Centre for    (UCT, Stellenbosch & UWC). The ACMS had 2 DAAD funded
has previous experi-      Human Rights (CHR) based at the Univer-        students n 2010 and 2 in 2011. Each year the CHR receives
ence of working with      sity of Pretoria.                              DAAD funding for 13 students. AIMS had 15 DAAD funded
the DAAD in Africa,
                            Both the ACMS and CHR form part of the       students in 2010 and has received 21 scholarships for 2011.
with an internship in
                          DAAD African Regional Networks pro-            The African Network of Scientific & Technological Institutions
the German depart-
ment at the University    gramme which provides scholarships for         (ANSTI), which is an organ of the UNESCO, also sends Sub-
of Lomé in Togo.          students from Sub-Saharan African coun-        Saharan African students to South Africa, with 18 DAAD schol-
While in Togo, Mat-       tries at 17 networks and centres in Africa,    arships being awarded in 2010. The awards for 2011 are still to
thias completed his       3 of which are based in South Africa. These    be made, but most of the ANSTI applicants receive funding to
Masters thesis with a
                          are the above mentioned ACMS and CHR,          study in South Africa. Should you wish to find out more about
focus on German lan-
guage teacher training    as well as the African Institute for Mathe-    the DAAD African Regional Networks programme, please
in Togo.                  matical Science (AIMS), which is a unique      email the DAAD Johannesburg.
 DAAD IC Johannesburg                                                                                  newsletter

   A letter to all alumni from Dr Ralf Hermann, Head of DAAD IC Johannesburg

Dear alumni

The German Academic Exchange Service (“DAAD“) is currently carrying out a tracer study on
former academic fellows of the DAAD and of German universities. If you are a DAAD Alumni, we
would very much appreciate your cooperation in this survey.

The DAAD approach to cooperation: Lifelong partnership

Many of our fellows have benefited from one of the DAAD funding schemes at some stage of their
educational and professional career. Some spent study and research periods in Germany, others
were empowered to pursue academic degrees in South Africa, even in difficult times, and yet an-
other group, coming from other African nations, received DAAD funding for postgraduate projects
in South Africa. We also consider those who studied or researched at German universities without
DAAD support as “part of the family”.

I remember one of our alumni introducing his former donors to his fellow academics like this: “And
what is the most amazing thing about DAAD: They didn’t even want me to pay it back.” Indeed,
our scholarships are not bursaries but a career support based on the acknowledgement of aca-
demic excellence. Therefore, no refund is expected. Reward, however, is. We remain interested in
the future achievements of our former awardees, and consider them long-time partners if they
wish. Many alumni worldwide make use of their networks with German academics beyond their
initial funding, whether it is through alumni workshops and event invitations in their home country
or through further funding schemes such as the re-invitation grant to Germany for scholars. The
gain is mutual, as lasting friendship and partnership with our beneficiaries contributes essentially
to Germany’s international cooperation profile in higher education as well.

Why your cooperation is meaningful

In order to optimize our programmes, we wish to keep in touch with former alumni of the DAAD
and of German higher education institutions all over the world. We hope to find out whether and in
what ways the international link to Germany was conducive to their professional advancement. We
also simply want to stay in touch and, for instance, invite alumni for local, regional or national
events, or to give them the chance to use our information and service facilities in their country
when it comes to future opportunities.

Obviously, the greater the number of associated alumni, the more vital and beneficial are our local
alumni initiatives. This study is a centrepiece of our alumni work in South Africa. We would be
most grateful for your willingness to complete the questionnaire at

For any enquiries about the survey, please contact our project coordinators Dr Edda Holl and Ms
Anja Riester (

Thankfully yours

Dr Ralf Hermann
   DAAD IC Johannesburg                                                                                              newsletter

                              2011 / 2012

 Courses in Germany          The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the University of Oldenburg in Germany and the
                             Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa are jointly organizing an intensive Higher Edu-
Global Logistics
                             cation Management Training Course (UNILEAD) in Oldenburg. UNILEAD is part of the DIES pro-
Kühne Logistics              gramme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies), which has been jointly coordinated by
University in Hamburg is     the DAAD and HRK (German Rectors’ Conference) since 2001. The professional training course com-
offering an M.Sc. in
Global Logistics which
                             bines online and contact phases in a blended learning approach: after an introduction phase of dis-
combines the themes of       tance learning, the initial contact phase (Project Management and Management of Financial Re-
logistics, management
and leadership in a
                             sources) will be organised in September 2011 at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. The second
unique way.The course        contact phase focusing on Human Resource Management will take place in February 2012. In be-
includes an internship
                             tween, participants are asked to apply the skills acquired at the home university within individual pro-
and a trimester abroad.
For further details,         jects, while being accompanied by distance coaches.
please visit: www.the-
                             Admission Requirements
International Industrial
                             UNILEAD provides an intensive and practice oriented learning opportunity for young university leaders
Management                   in the field of Higher Education Management. The course is directed at:
The University of            · Managers of central university departments (Planning, Evaluation, Financing, Human Resources,
Applied Sciences
Esslingen is offering an
                               Continuing Education, International Offices, Technology Transfer etc.)
English language MBA in      · Task force managers for university reform projects
International Industrial
                             · Managers of staff development units or programmes.
Management. Their
target group for the
programme are                Participants’ Profile
experienced engineers
with management              · Participants are young university leaders aged between 30 and 40 years.
ambitions. Please visit:     · They hold a university management position with managerial and personnel responsibilities for
www.graduate-                  at least two years.
                             · They hold at least a Master’s degree.
Water Resources &            · The provision of international experience will be an asset.
Environmental                · Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.
                             · Being a DAAD alumni will be considered an asset, but is by no means compulsory
The Faculty of Civil
Engineering & Geodetic
Science at Leibniz           Funding
University Hannover is
offering the above           During the visit the participants will be guests of the University of Oldenburg.
mentioned M.Sc. The          Following expenses will be covered by funds provided through the DAAD:
programme provides
international students       · Travel costs: Flight to and from Germany and ground travel to and from Oldenburg
with the opportunity to      · Course costs: 3.600 €
qualify for demanding
positions in water           · Board and lodging at the two contact phases in Germany
resources and                · Partial allowance for subsistence costs during the contact phases in Germany (according to DAAD
management. Further            regulations)
information can be found     · Emergency health insurance during the contact phases
                             Expected co-funding: Participants’ home institutions are expected to cover local transportation in their
                             home countries, visa costs and possible additional per diems for the stay in Germany. Furthermore,
European Studies
                             they are expected to contribute to the costs by paying a one-time fee of 300,00 € prior to course start.
The University of
Hamburg is offering an       In exceptional cases, a waiver of partial fees can be granted upon application. This applies mainly for
international and            candidates from least developed countries.
interdisciplinary Master
of Arts in European
Studies. The course          Closing date
includes excursions to
European political           Strict closing date of the application is April 10th, 2011.
institutions in Berlin and   Please email the DAAD Johannesburg for the application form and full call for applications, or check
Brussels. Please visit:
www.wiso.uni-                out the UNILEAD homepage for further information:
 DAAD IC Johannesburg                                                                                                       newsletter

Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme For Former DAAD In-Region / In-Country
Scholarship Holders from Sub-Saharan Africa
DAAD, as a publicly funded, self-governing organisation of the insti-      • submit an invitation from a German
tutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international aca-        host institution together with a re-
demic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing         search plan which must have been
countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.         arranged in advance with the host
The purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to post-          researcher in Germany.
doctoral researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct, under the
guidance of their host institutions, cooperative research at a German     Applications may come from all subject areas that have strong
university or other research institutions. The programme is designed      relevance to national development (excluding the humanities
to augment opportunities for researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa.         and fine arts). The fellowships are tenable at any university or
Please note that short term visits for study and training purposes or     institution of higher education in Germany. The awards are ten-
for attending conferences are not eligible for sponsorship. DAAD is       able for three up to six months and are not renewable. The
offering approximately 10 Fellowships in 2011.                            scholarship must end before January 31st 2012 and cannot be
Applicants have to                                                        deferred.
• be alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
                                                                          For the full call for applications, please email the DAAD Johan-
within the “In-Region / In-Country Scholarship Programme”.
                                                                          nesburg. Applicants will be required to use the link: http://
• have completed their Ph.D. degree less than six years ago.
• hold an academic position at a university or research institution in
                                                                          forschungsstip to apply for this programme.
Sub-Saharan Africa.

Master Programme International Business Consulting at
University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany

The MBA “International Business Consulting” (IBC) is a compact, hands-on, international
programme preparing you in 15 months for a leading position in In-house Consulting as
well as in External Consulting.

Responding to the need for qualified consultants and recognizing the tendency that more
and more managers are being confronted with consultancy tasks in their daily work, the
IBC programme was established at the University of Applied Sciences of Offenburg in the
year 1999.

Interactive teaching, class discussion and case studies are an important part of the semi-
nars. The faculty is comprised of experienced University professors and German, British
and American external guest lecturers from companies and consulting agencies, such as
Bosch, Dow and Ernst & Young.

The first two semesters are purely seminar based. In the third semester students will pre-
pare the Master Thesis, usually as an in-company project.

Admission requirements:

- bachelor degree

- letter of motivation

- minimum one year of professional experience

- an English Language Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL)

- two letters of recommendation

Application deadline: June 30th

Total fees: 7253 Euros

Language of instruction: English

For more information: or please contact us at:
  DAAD IC Johannesburg                                                                                                           newsletter

                              DAAD Alumni Scientific Literature Programme
                              Who can apply: Former one-year scholarship holders as well as former German studies scholarship hold-
                              ers (who received support for a period of at least 5 months) from developing countries and from Eastern and
                              Southeastern European countries (Romania, Bulgaria, Commonwealth of Independent States - CIS) and
                              who returned from Germany to their home country can apply once a year for scientific books and jour-
      Useful Links            nals to help them advance their academic knowledge. Applications can be placed once a year only (from
                              January 1st until October 31st ). Type and extent of support: Scientific literature up to a maximum value
                              of € 200 can be applied for once a year. Grants can only be approved for scientific books and journals pro-
                              duced by German-Language publishers. Procedure: Online-orders: The password protected Alumni-Forum
                              on the DAAD website [( Area 'Foren', Forum 'DAAD-Fachliteraturprogramm en-
                              ables you to submit direct orders online to the DAAD. However, to be able to do this you need your DAAD
                              personal identification number (PKZ - Persönliche Kennziffer). You benefit by having a user-friendly over-
                              view of all available literature, including their price. In case of queries about the log-in please contact per e-
Higher education &            mail: alumni(at)
research in Germany:
                                BSc International Business (plus option of second Bachelor’s degree or additional Master’s degree)

www.research-in-                The programme “International Business” leads to the award of a Bachelor’s degree from top-ranked                      Reutlingen University and optionally to a second Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree from one of
                                our renowned international partner universities. No prior German language knowledge is required as           the programme is taught completely in English. It also provides practical experience (internship se-
                                mester, thesis in co-operation with partner companies). Tuition fees in Reutlingen: 500€ per semes-
                                ter. Incomparable international diversity – excellent job opportunities after graduation.
Language, culture and
life in Germany:
                                Application deadline: 15 May for international applicants                  Detailed information including application procedure and deadlines can be found on: http://www.esb-
                                        Master of Science International Management                 The MSc “International Management” is a 12 - 15 month programme spent in two countries and
                                taught entirely in English. Special emphasis is placed on the international dimensions of business and
                                management. The programme combines theory with insights into managerial experience.
                                Application deadline: 10 June

                                For detailed information and complete requirements for this programme, please visit our web-site at:
                       Applications are processed on-line through our IPBS central office
                                in France at:

                                MBA International Management

                                The aim of the MBA programme “International Management” (full-time / part-time) at ESB Business
                                School is to give students well-founded and extensive knowledge and skills in general management
                                and marketing. The compact curriculum is organised in 15 modules covered in a time-span of three
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