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Prof. Adnane Abdelghani
Adnane Abdelghani is a professor at the National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT) in Tunisia. He 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.”
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, she 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, she 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 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, she 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 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.”