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Announcement and Call for Applications of the


Part I: two-week seminar in Osnabruck and Berlin, Germany (June 17th to June 28th, 2019)

Part II: three-days intermediate workshop in Kenya, November 5th to 7th, 2019

Part III: one-week seminar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 3rd to 6th, 2020 (tbc)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) are jointly organizing the International Deans’ Course for Africa.

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DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Projects: Practical-oriented trainings for New Researchers

Course Dates:

Seminar I:                      February 4th – 8th, 2019, Ethiopia

E-Learning Module:          February – May 2019

Seminar II:                     September 2nd – 6th, 2019, Ethiopia

 The aim of DIES ProGRANT is to train researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application to the funding institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course. Each group will consist of 30 participants from the region. Because of its multicultural nature, DIES ProGRANT is also an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships.

 Potential participants are researchers and PhD-holders from Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Selection criteria are that participants:

• Must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent research experience

• Have an affiliation to an academic institution in the above mentioned countries

• Possess excellent English language skills, both written and spoken

• Be preferably at the beginning or middle stages of their research career.

30 participants will be selected according to the quality of their exposé and also based on regional and institutional profiles. Applicants will be given a final decision by December 2018.

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Call for Applications UNILEAD 2019

UNILEAD (University Leadership and Management Training Programme UNILEAD) is aimed at prospective young managers from Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East who are employed in central administrative bodies at their universities.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Department of Continuing Education and Education Management (we.b) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany are jointly organising the DIES University Leadership and Management Training Programme UNILEAD in Oldenburg, enabling young managers at higher education institutions in developing countries to tackle successfully every-day challenges. In order to do so, the programme brings together the topics Project Management, Finance and Investment and Human Resource Management with individual and practice-oriented change projects of each participant. Developed in 2008, UNILEAD is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies), which has been jointly coordinated by the DAAD and HRK (German Rectors’ Conference) since 2001. Further information on the DAAD DIES Programme and the DIES Training Courses can be found at

Programme Contents and Methodology
UNILEAD focuses on three key areas:
1. Project Management (PM). This includes courses on Strategic Management in Projects, Methodology
of Project Management and Risk Management.
2. Finance and Investment (F&I). This includes general financing strategies, operating with financial plans,
control of solvency as well as the knowledge and use of investment tools and concepts.
3. Human Resource Management (HRM). This includes courses on Instruments of Human Resource
Development, Leadership, Conflict Management and Communication.

Application Requirements and Process
Applications can be submitted via the online application form on the UNILEAD-website at

Strict closing date of the application is October, 9th, 2018, 11:59 Central European Summer Time.

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 Africa's participation in the knowledge economy. We have also witnessed, in recent years, huge increases in the numbers of doctoral enrollments and graduates at many African universities. As a result, the demand for well-prepared doctoral supervisors has increased to the same degree.  

CREST at Stellenbosch University has developed, with financial support from DAAD, a full online course targeting novice doctoral supervisors. The supervisor has to give a doctoral candidate and the supervisor has a thesis on the doctoral candidate, the model of supervision, the relationship between the doctoral candidate and the supervisor. Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Competence issued by Stellenbosch University.

 More details on the course (outcomes, contents, admission, application procedures, fees, etc.) are available on the CREST web site (click on  http://www0.sun.ac.za/crest/dies-crest-online- training-course /  ).

Call for Applications

The Bielefeld Graduate School of History and Sociology (BGHS) is a joint institution
of the Department of History and the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University
(Germany). The BGHS is a learning community for doctoral researchers and
applications for a maximum duration of 3 years, starting 1 April 2019.

Description :
Foster's creativity through interdisciplinary exchange.
Successful candidates are expected to conduct research in the doctoral program
and receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History or
Sociology. The BGHS promotes research in the fields of history, sociology, political
science, social anthropology and social sciences in the research field
covered by the BGHS.
Qualifications : Applicants should hold an International Master's Degree or equivalent
in History, Sociology, Political Science or Social Anthropology; applications from
related disciplines are welcome. We strongly encourage women to apply. All information
on the application process and the evaluation procedure can be found at:
Applications - in English or German language - must be submitted online by
30 September 2018. The
terms of employment: The scholarships have a duration of 3 years and include a
stipend of EUR 1,365 per month. The BGHS is an equal opportunity employer and
strives to create a workplace free from discrimination.
Qualified candidates with severe disabilities or are physically disabled
For more information, please contact Dr. Miriam Kanne:

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