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Announcement: Job Vacancies
The DAAD is a close partner of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education with regard to the Engineering Education Capacity Building Programme (EECBP), which is managed and funded by the Ministry. Within this framework, the DAAD recruits international long-term experts for the EECBP. Currently, the following 6 positions are vacant:
2 Deans at the Dire Dawa Institute of Technology, 1 University Transformation Managing Director at Mekelle University, 1 Managing Director for Internationalisation at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology (Mekelle University), 1 Hospital Manager at the Ayder Referral Hospital (Mekelle University), 1 University-Industry Linkage Advisor at Mekelle University
Please visit http://daad.de/ecbp to access the complete announcements.
Furthermore, the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (incl. Climate Change) (PAUWES) in Tlemcen, Algeria, has launched the third Call for Applications for short-term academic staff. Since 2013 the DAAD is participating, in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the KfW Development Bank. The thematic areas of the announced positions are mostly in the fields of Water, Energy and Climate Change. Additionally, there are positions in “Human Rights and Gender” and “Communication, Marketing, Networking”.
Closing date for application is January 25, 2015. The detailed job descriptions, as well as information about the application process can be found here.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a new funding programme - co-financed by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission - for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities: „Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E). The funding consists of salaries instead of scholarships.
Funding is provided for 18 months, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period.
Please find more information, the contacts of the German host institutions and the application forms here.
Deadline for applications: 1 February 2015
Scholarships Programme for Syrian Students Launched
Applications period for special programme funded by the Federal Foreign Office begins
Funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has set up a scholarships programme for refugees from Syria. The call for applications begins on 31 October. In total, one hundred gifted Syrian students are to be given the opportunity of studying in Germany in the coming year. The Federal Foreign Office is to provide €7.8m in funding.
Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier explains: "We cannot allow the Syrian conflict to engender a lost generation. It is particularly young Syrians that will play a crucial role in rebuilding their country and deciding its future as soon as this terrible conflict is over. We want to help give this young generation a future perspective.”
The new "Leadership for Syria” programme set up by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will enable up to 100 students to complete their studies in Germany and participate in a socio-political accompanying programme. In addition, the number of regular DAAD scholarships is to be doubled.
"The programme is specifically geared to young people who have had to interrupt their studies or could not commence them due to the war. A sound education gives them future perspectives and prepares them for the task of helping to shape the Syria of tomorrow”, says DAAD President Prof. Margret Wintermantel.
The new scholarship programme is primarily focused on Master's students, as well as providing places for PhD students and Bachelor's students. This programme is open to students in Syria and refugees from Syria, regardless of the country in which they are currently staying. To enable as many candidates as possible to apply, the DAAD accepts applications submitted online and in its offices in the relevant regions (Amman, Ankara, Istanbul, Erbil, Cairo, and Beirut).
The calls for applications are available as of 31 October 2014 at www.daad.de/syria.