Greetings to African Students at the Flensburg University of Applied Science

Greetings to African Students at the Flensburg University of Applied Science

Flensburg, 11/09/2017: Moin moin and welcome to Hochschule Flensburg!

Today we are happy to welcome new exchange students to Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. Five of our guests are from Namibia and two from Kenya. They are going to enjoy their semester in the authentic part of the very north of Germany right on the border with Denmark.

Excited newcomers are about to start their fruitful and memorable semester in Flensburg

We hope that they will share their experience of everyday life and studies in Flensburg with us. Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook!

A new dimension of cooperation with Namibia discussed during our visit to Namibia University of Science and Technology

A new dimension of cooperation with Namibia discussed during our visit to Namibia University of Science and Technology

Windhoek, 06/09/2017: This week Professor Bosco Lehr, Vice President for International Affairs and Professor Thomas Schmidt have visited Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

(from left to right): Bas Rijnen, Prof. Dr. Bosco Lehr, Prof. Dr. Tjama Tjivikua, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Dr. Ana Matros-Goreses, Kristof Gatermann

At today‘s welcome ceremony, Professor Tjama Tjivikua, Vice-Chancellor of NUST called Flensburg University of Applied Sciences the main partner of NUST. He added that this relationship is the longest and the most successful collaboration of Namibia University. Vice President professor Bosco Lehr agreed that the current results of productive relationships are important. Among the possible fields of cooperation are Digitalisation, Big Data, Virtual Reality, Renewable Energy, Food Technology and Health Care Management. 

Prof Pfaffenberger at AfroLynk

Afrolyn Panel: How to achieve affordability, innovativeness and sustainability all at once?

Berlin, 01/09/2017: Prof Kay Pfaffenberger will be panelist at Afrolynk which is fostering a link between European & African Startup Ecosystems.

MoU with Cape Peninsula University of Technology

MoU with Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Flensburg, 18/08/2017: This week we had an international visit – this time from South Africa. Anthony Staak of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Thomas Severin, Vice President for study and teaching and Kay Pfaffenberger from the Centre for Business and Technology in Africa agreed on the framework for enhanced cooperation. The partnership will benefit both our students and those from South Africa.

Even in the area of renewable energy, it is still more closely cooperating. The already initiated process of cooperation between our Wind Energy Technology Institute and the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre-Saretec has now got a fixed frame. Last but not least, the PEESA project will go to the third round: Here German and African professors are working on a common teaching and learning understanding.

Summer School

Summer School, PEESA II

Flensburg, 17/07/2017: At the Summer School, students from South Africa (Vaal University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology) and Namibia (Namibia University of Science and Technology) collaborated with students from the universities of Flensburg and Wismar.

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is intended to promote a common understanding of the challenges of cooperation between different cultures.

The kick-off took place in Flensburg, the students were welcomed by the vice-president for international Prof. Lehr. The students worked on different questions from German as well as from the South African perspective.

In Wismar, the participants learned to work together on a ride in a cog. Likewise, you were received on the closing day of Mayor of the Hansestadt Wismar.

28.Afrika-Kreis Bayern

Digitalization in Africa – „28th Afrika-Kreis Bayern“

Ottobrunn, 12/05/2017: The German-African Business Association in cooperation with IABG organized the 28th Afrika-Kreis Bayern. Experts from IABG, Giesecke&Devrient and Ideas in Motion showed best practices on digitalization in Africa. Professor Schmidt had the honour to give a short overview on digitalization trends in Africa. With the plenum we had a very fruitful and interesting discussion on the digital boom in Africa, business opportunities and links for German companies.

NGCL promotes Big Data Initiative 2.0 at Conference

NGCL promotes Big Data Initiative 2.0 at Conference

Windhoek 26/04/2017: Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) knows that information and data is king. With this understanding, they launched a Big Data Initiative in March 2016,.  an interdisciplinary collaborative research programme whose aim was to map and explore how, where, when and why, Internet of Things and Big Data transformations are happening in the transport and logistics sector. As part of this initiative, NUST and NGCL will be hosting a conference on April 24, 2017. The objective is to launch the second phase of the Big Data Initiative for Logistics in Namibia.

All Centres of African Excellence meet for the 8th time in Kenya at Taita Taveta University

All Centres of African Excellence meet for the 8th time in Kenya at Taita Taveta University

Taita Taveta (Kenya), 09/04/2017: Representatives of the eight Centres of African Excellence met for the 8th time at Taita Taveta University in Voi, Kenya.  The Meeting was hosted by the Kenyan-German Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM). The main theme of the meeting this year was “Creation of perspectives with and for Africa”. A highlight of the meeting was the official inauguration of CEMEREM on April 6th.


Photo by Thomas Hezel