FUAS connects South and North, from Uganda up to Sweden!
Flensburg, 12/10/2017: Last week, the International Office of Hochschule Flensburg hosted a meeting of our partner universities in Uganda (Ugandan Christian University), Denmark (Aalborg Universitet) and Sweden (Linnéuniversitetet) to identify the potential for a Joint Summer University and / or study programs as well as joint research activities. The meeting was concluded with a hands-on-experience in the labs of our Biotechnology Institute which was, as you can clearly tell from the pictures, a surprisingly entertaining experience…
Prof. Dr. Ulrika Welander, Prof. Dr. Clemens Jauch,Dr. des. Miria Agunyo,
Janntje Böhlke-Itzen,Prof. Dr. Eleanor Wozei,
Prof. Dr. Bosco Lehr, Prof. Dr. Jens Born and Prof. Dr. Jan Brandin.
“Cross Cultural Communication” hosted by Sanjay Korteweg
Flensburg, 06/10/2017: Last week students of Flensburg University of Applied Science and African exchange students got to learn a great deal about cross cultural communication as part of the “Business in Africa” module.
Not only did the students get to learn about this incredibly important field of research, but got also insight into its practical application by Sanjay Korteweg, a pioneer in the Public Relations sector in Namibia. A Dutch national with Indian roots living since 10 years in Namibia, Mr Korteweg is well experienced in corporate communication both in developed as well as in emerging economies.
Visit of NGCL Project Coordinator to Windhoek
Windhoek, 27/09/2017: NGCL project coordinator Ronak Warasthe has visited Windhoek to meet new DAAD representative to Namibia, Barbara Liebel, and discuss scholarship opportunities offered by DAAD through NGCL.
As the funding of the NGCL ends in 2018, strategies on achieving financial self-sustainability are the main subject of all meetings, whether the meetings are with the NUST Finance Department, the Public Relations Agency or at the team meeting on the 9th Annual Logistics Workshop in Walvis Bay that took place at the beginning of October.
It’s time to sum up the results of our Autumn School 2017
Flensburg, 25/09/2017: The week of the Autumn School 2017 was pretty intense and very exciting. In this week students from Kenya, Namibia, Cameroon and Flensburg did a logistics simulation and took part in the workshop about trends in IT and logistics.
Workshop about trends in IT and logistic
They visited Navis in Flensburg, where they had a look on container management software, Krones, a German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, TNT Express and the Port of Hamburg.
Trip to Hamburg & At Krones AG
Greetings to African Students at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
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!
PEESA II: Meeting in Windhoek
Windhoek, 08/09/2017: The meeting of project boards of PEESA II took place this September in Windhoek, where the outcomes of the fruitful cooperation were measured: successful student exchange (July 2017, Flensburg and Windhoek) and higher education seminar with 15 participants from Namibia and South Africa (August 2017, Flensburg).
Not only the past events, but also the upcoming final conference was discussed during the meeting. Under the slogan “Capacity building for sustainable energy development”, the next meeting will take place at the end of January 2018 in Cape Town.
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.
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
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, 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.