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We look back on our online conference "Who is driving the change? Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda". Find out what we discussed and watch the keynote speech by Germany alumnus Raju Gurung on the consequences of humans ruling the earth.

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  • SDG Ziel 11: Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    SDG Ziel 12: Nachhaltige/r Konsum und Produktion
    Participants of the Don't Litter Initiative in front of the university campus
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    Participants of the Don't Litter Initiative © private

    How to make a university a clean place

    Humboldtian Professor Uchendu has launched a challenging project: She wants the University of Nigeria Nsukka to become one of the neatest cities in Nigeria.

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  • SDG Ziel 10: Weniger Ungleichheiten
    SDG Ziel 17: Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
    Young volunteers distribute free food packages
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    An honorary office – ‘a source of happiness’

    Commitment to volunteering enriches society. Two Germany-alumni talk about their commitment – and how it benefits them.

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  • SDG Ziel 12: Nachhaltige/r Konsum und Produktion
    A woman checks out different products in a zero waste store.
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    Sustainability in everyday life - this is how it works! © GettyImages/aldomurillo

    Tips for greater sustainability in everyday life

    Preventing waste, using renewable energies, seasonal shopping: we’ve collated the most effective tips for a climate-friendly lifestyle. How to make your everyday life more sustainable.

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    Aruna Dhathathreyan, Alumna

    Germans and Indians communicate very differently – which can be funny sometimes.

    After almost 7 years, when I got back to India and started my work at the national laboratory, I had a reverse culture shock. I found that my ‘straightforward’ style of speaking learnt over 7 years in Germany was considered abrupt and even rude in Chennai.
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    © Getty Images/ferrantraite

    Designing your career support team using the 5-50-100 rule

    Who is supporting you in your career growth, and how can you ensure your career support team is providing you with balanced perspectives? The 5-50-100 Rule offers a straightforward method for ensuring holistic career guidance.

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  • SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    SDG Ziel 16: Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Gruppenfoto der Teilnehmenden des Global Diplomacy Labs 2022 in Ljubljana
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    © Global Diplomacy Lab/Aleksandar Domitrica

    Preventing conflicts by means of climate protection

    What impact does climate change have on conflict resolutions? Environmental engineer and DAAD alumnus Dr Moncef Bouaziz has not only dealt with this issue at this year’s Global Diplomacy Lab.

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  • SDG Ziel 2: Kein Hunger
    SDG Ziel 6: Sauberes Wasser und Sanitäre Einrichtungen
    Bild von Hani Sewilam, ägyptischer Minister für Wasserressourcen und Bewässerung
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    © Courtesy of The American University in Cairo

    WEFE Nexus Award for DAAD alumnus

    DAAD alumnus Hani Sewilam has developed a model that extracts six products from sunlight and seawater without producing waste. His main aim is to assure water and food security.

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  • Fact snack

    International students at German universities account for 11% of all students in Germany. Asia and Pacific represents the key region of origin for international students with a share of 31%, followed by students from North Africa and Middle East (20%) and Western Europe (17%).

    Source: Wissenschaft weltoffen 2022

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    Green Talents Award: combining tradition and research

    Dr Alassan Assani Seidou is the first early career researcher from Benin to be distinguished with the Green Talents Award. His research interests include a scientific basis for sustainable production processes in the livestock sector – his childhood was beneficial to this.

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