Germany-Alumni portraits

Hawis Madduppa: “The scholarship gave my career a major boost.”

His doctoral studies at Bremen University focused on the clown anemonefish – the little fish with a big screen presence. Four years on, former DAAD scholarship holder Dr Hawis Madduppa is Head of the Marine Biodiversity and Biosystematics Laboratory at Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia.

Angel Zarate: “There are no problems, only challenges”

Angel Zarate from Mexico has a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is now doing a Master's degree course in the field of public policy and good governance. But 30-year-old Zarate is also an avid promoter of education opportunities for Mexican children.