Afrolynk 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.
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.
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.
Windhoek, 12/06/2017: The new image video of the Namibian-German Centre for Logistics ist out.
Wiesbaden, 16/05/2017: We are happy to announce that our new book on best practices in Africa has been released. Experts from Industry, Higher Education, Government and NGOs are sharing their knowledge on how to do Business in Africa.
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.
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.
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.
Flensburg, 15/ 03/ 2017: Maria Amupolo, exchange student from Namibia, talks about her experience spending one semester in Flensburg with a DAAD scholarship.
Maria Amupolo, Jesaya Mwandingi, Pombili Nghihalwa and Paavo Uutako are 4 exchange students from the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) who got the chance to spend one semester in Flensburg studying logistics with the support of a scholarship from the DAAD and the Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL). Here Maria tells us about her experience in Germany.
Cape Town, 09/03/2017: Kerstin Schultheiß from the Centre for Business and Technology in Africa (CBTA) visited the E-Learning unit at our partner university CPUT in Cape Town.