Germany-Alumni portraits

‘You always find somebody who is willing to help’

Setonji Ogunbiyi came from Nigeria to the Ruhr region to study Development Management – and to play football. The 29-year-old trains at Fortuna Düsseldorf, together with other foot amputees. In September 2021, he was nominated for the ‘Goal of the Month’ award of the ARD TV programme Sportschau. He came second with just under 30 percent of votes.

Gender equality

„Sorry African Girl”

In Africa, many women still do not have the same opportunities as men, writes our guest author Erick Agure. His observations from everyday life from the perspective of a women and a man – and his thoughts on what should change to guarantee equal opportunities to everyone.

The chemistry of medicinal plants

One family, one predilection

One family, one passion: more than 30 years ago a young Brazilian woman obtained her doctorate in Germany in the chemistry of medicinal plants. Today her daughter is conducting research in Heidelberg on the same subject, also facilitated by the DAAD. An interview concerning academic exchange and cooperation – and the fall of the Berlin Wall.