African-German Virtual Academy is online!
Flensburg, 01/11/2017: We are pleased to introduce our new African-German Virtual Academy.
Core theme of the AGVA is the intercontinental communication between Germany and our African Partners. We focus especially on case studies and intercultural projects for students from both continents.
African-German Virtual Academy offers courses in Information Systems for African students via e-learning and fosters intercultural exchange between African and Germany students, thus preparing its students for successful careers in Germany and around the world. At the moment we focus on Business Intelligence and Information Management.
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NGCL Project Coordinator Ronak Warasthe at the 34th German Logistics Congress
Berlin, 27/10/2017: NGCL’s project coordinator Ronak Warasthe got the amazing opportunity to attend the 34th German Logistics Congress themed “Think different-Act digital” in Germany’s capital Berlin. Along with more than 3400 fellow participants she got to discover what’s new in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, how the future might look and how all that involves the African continent. High profile speakers as the former President of Germany, Joachim Gauck as well as Logistics veteran and entrepreneur Klaus-Michael Kühne (Kühne+Nagel) gave insight into their vision of global Supply Chain Management. The congress included an exhibition with 170 international exhibitors, presenting their services and innovations, ready to change the Logistics world.
NGCL Project Coordinator Ronak Warasthe at the 10th International Conference on Engineering and Business Education
Sibiu, 19/10/2017: NGCL’s project coordinator Ronak Warasthe not only got the opportunity to attend the 10th International Conference on Engineering and Business Education in Sibiu, Romania but also to present her paper on Public-Private Partnerships in higher Education. The case described in the paper is the partnership between the NGCL and CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport). The conference will continue until October 22 and is hosting participants from all over the world, who give valuable insight into their academic work.
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…
“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.