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Current articles

Graphic Recording

Live and in colour

The human brain processes images more easily than words. The technique of graphic recording builds upon this fact. The result are drawings that are far more than just a report of an event, they can even be small pieces of art. From our series on the most effective formats of science communication.

Science speed dating

flirting with research

Science speed dating is an opportunity for researchers to answer the questions of interested individuals – and they only have a few minutes to clearly bring across the most important points. From our series on the most effective formats of science communication.

Podcast

Climate Beyond Borders

Climate Beyond Borders podcast series is a space where researchers from developing countries discuss climate change impacts and share their expertise to provide potential solutions. Hop on and be part of an informed community that can optimistically be ready to tackle climate change.

Episode 1

Heavy rainfall and urban flooding in times of climate change

Climate change and continuous urbanization contribute to an increased urban vulnerability towards flooding. Humanity’s major challenge now is to find adequate climate adaptation strategies through which damage due to such natural hazards can be minimized. This stresses the need for a systematic and integrated approach to tackle the multi-hazard risk that our planet faces.

Idea contest

Show us what you can do!

Idea contests unlock creative potential in young talents, and provide for an active network for keeping young people in touch with research. From our series on the most effective formats of science communication.

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Germany-Alumni portrayed

  • Prof. Abdelghani Prof. Abdelghani
  • E. Figueroa E. Figueroa
  • Dr. Calub Dr. Calub
  • M. Randrianirainy M. Randrianirainy
  • N. Fejzibegovic N. Fejzibegovic

Prof. Adnane Abdelghani

Adnane Abdelghani is a professor at the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT) in Tunisia. The Germany-Alumnus is involved with Tunisian innovation and start-up projects in the field of nanotechnology. In the 1990s, he was in Germany for a three-year research project at the Technical Universty of Munich, supported by a scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung.

“I believe that with support from Germany, Tunisia can implement successful projects in the areas of biotechnology, mechatronics, mechanics, electromechanics and environment.”

Estefania Figueroa

Estefanía Figueroa Buitrago is a student of electrical engineering and came to Germany in 2012/13, together with 30 other Colombian scholarship holders, as part of the DAAD-programme "Young Engineers from Colombia". After a two-month German language course at the Goethe-Institut in Göttingen, she studied electrical engineering for one semester at the Technical University of Dresden. Afterwards, the Germany-Alumna completed an internship in the area of Android programming with the German company Bosch.

“You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself and do everything with sincerity.”

Dr. Blesida Calub

Blesilda M. Calub is a researcher in the field of integrated cultivation systems and agricultural consultation at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. In 1994, she took part in a GIZ training programme on the subject of "Development of Agricultural Systems" in Germany. Following this, the Germany-Alumna became a member of the multicultural team of trainers in several Southeast Asian countries. As a result of her practical work in the field, she published the  "Participatory Rural Appraisal Guidebook".

“During my training in Germany, I was impressed by the interactive and participatory teaching methods, because  they were very different from the usual lecture format which I knew from my home country.”

Manuela Randrianirainy

Manuela Randrianirainy is studying German philology in Antananarivo. She was in Munich for three months and took a German language course at the Goethe-Institut. After completing her Master's thesis, the Germany-Alumna would like to work as a teacher at the University of Madagascar and as a translator.

“I have a lot of very happy and unforgettable memories of my stay in Germany. I would like to pass on my passion for Germany and the German language to as many people as possible.”

Nino Fejzibegovic

Nino Fejzibegovic is Bosnian. Since 2010, his medical studies not only took him to the University of Heidelberg, but also to Sweden, South Africa, Austria, Japan and to the USA, where he did internships. Germany, however, became a second home to him. The next steps are his dissertation and his specialist examinations.

“I strongly advise everyone to simply dare to see and do something else.”

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