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-
man Centre for Development Research and Criminal
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
Technology, Government of South Africa, DAAD
DAAD African director for the southern hemisphere, Dr Helmut
Blumbach, and Vice-Chancellor of UWC, Prof Brian
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-
sponsibilities in and for Africa and thus contribute
achieve this, the centres offer outstanding educa-
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:
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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: email@example.com 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-
scheiter, Head of unit 331 (“Auslandsgermanistik und Deutsch als Fremdsprache”). Among the writers partici-
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 www.sagv.org.za
Or by appointment
(information available in German).
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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
South Africa, Iris Vernekohl, holds a lectureship in Development Economics & Public Policy Management at
UWC’s DAAD funded South African-German Centre for Development Research, whereas Dr Julia Augart and
the Head of the DAAD IC Dr Ralf Hermann are lecturers within the German Departments of Stellenbosch and
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
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.
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A letter to all alumni from Dr Ralf Hermann, Head of DAAD IC Johannesburg
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 www.daad-alumnistudy.co.za.
For any enquiries about the survey, please contact our project coordinators Dr Edda Holl and Ms
Anja Riester (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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-
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-
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-
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,
Esslingen is offering an
Continuing Education, International Offices, Technology Transfer etc.)
English language MBA in · Task force managers for university reform projects
· Managers of staff development units or programmes.
target group for the
programme are Participants’ Profile
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
school.de/mba 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:
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,
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.
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:
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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.
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
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.
- 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: www.mba-ibc.com or please contact us at: email@example.com
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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 [(www.daad-alumniforum.de) 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)daad.de.
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
germany.de 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
www.bildungsserver.de 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
www.goethe.de/ Detailed information including application procedure and deadlines can be found on: http://www.esb-
www.testdaf.de Master of Science International Management
www.dw-world.de 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:
http://www.esb-reutlingen.de/mim. Applications are processed on-line through our IPBS central office
in France at: www.ipbs-master.com
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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