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German Embassy Celebrated German Unity with Partners and Friends

On October 3, the German Embassy invited more than 700 guests from Ethiopian politics, business and civil society, the diplomatic corps and the German community in Ethiopia to celebrate the German national holiday. In the context of Ethio-German cooperation, the Information Centre Addis Ababa of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) presented its aims and objectives in Ethiopia.

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, through one of its regular programmes, the DAAD is looking for a “Fachlektor/Long-term Visiting Lecturer” at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering).

Deadline for applications: 24 October 2014. Please find more information here.

Announcement: Doctoral Programme "Transnational Social Support"

The Doctoral Programme "Transnational Social Support" is located at the University of Hildesheim (Institute of Social Pedagogy and Organisation studies) and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Institute of Social Work and Education), both Germany, and is financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).

The programme pursues the theoretical and empirical study of transnational forms and processes of social support, in particular: transnational research in child and youth care, in aging, in social services and in social work.

More detailed information on the Doctoral Programme’s principal research areas can be found online at: www.transnationalsupport.de.

Please find more information about the application requirements, the application process and the scholarship structure here.

Deadline: October 31, 2014 (starting April 1, 2015)

Announcement: Master's level scholarships - Civil Society Leadership Awards 2015

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully funded Master's level scholarships funded by the DAAD. These awards support one to two year graduate programmes in Social Sciences at chosen universities.

The fields of study supported under the programme are Economics, Global Political Economy, International and European Law (with a track in Human Rights Law), International Relations, Environmental Governance and Public Policy.

Please check specific programmes available at the universities before you apply for the programme. The list of available courses can be found here.

CSLA is a fully funded scholarship for Master’s level study. For further information click here.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2014

Announcement: DIES-International Dean's Course Africa 2015/2016

Part I: June 22nd to July 3rd, 2015, in Germany; Part II: November 2015, in Ghana or Kenya; Part III: February 8th to 12th, 2015, in Ethiopia

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Section for Joint Higher Education Management Programmes (DIES) - and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück (OS UAS), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) in cooperation with the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and partner universities in Africa are jointly organising the International Deans’ Course for Africa.

The key objective of the course is to bring together a group of newly elected or designated deans and vice-deans from universities of the African region and to assist in preparing them for the challenges of holding a dean’s position in a changing higher education landscape. Issues such as strategic faculty management, financial management, quality assurance and leadership will be key parts of this course.

Please find the full announcement with further information about the course, application requirements and the application process here.

Applications accepted until December 3, 2014.

Information Tour 2014

The DAAD Information Centre Addis Ababa visits universities, schools and other educational institutions all over Ethiopia. On site, we provide first-hand information on study and research in Germany as well as on individual and project funding by DAAD. Here is our schedule: 
Beginning of October 2014 | Addis Ababa Science and Technology University
Beginning of October 2014 | College of Development Studies and Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources | Addis Ababa University
23.10.2014 | Jimma University