Focus topics on the Alumniportal Deutschland

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Agenda 2030 - where do we stand?

Six years after the SDGs came into force, we would like to address the question of how far the global community has come and what it will take to achieve the desired results by 2030.

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  • SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    SDG Ziel 7: Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
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    Commitment to climate action

    Mario Cornaló tells us what brought him to Germany for a semester abroad, and why working in the European energy sector is so exciting for him now. 

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    Sustainable careers: green jobs in Germany

    Find out what exactly is meant by ‘green jobs’ and the areas where you can find them, and learn about the opportunities they are creating for international professionals.

  • SDG Ziel 11: Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
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    © DAAD/Jasmin Zwick

    Ideas for the urban environment of the future

    What is it that defines social, sustainable and smart urban environments – and how can they become a reality? A symposium for DAAD alumni in Leipzig revealed stimulating approaches.

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

With our Focus Topic Social innovation and Entrepreneurship, we look in particular at social innovations - i.e. projects, start-ups and companies that tackle social challenges.

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    Advancing social sustainability together

    Dialogue for sustainable development: Alumniportal Deutschland organises online conference on social entrepreneurship.

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    © Getty Images/TheCrimsonRibbon

    A career abroad: ‘Pack your bags!’

    From bottom of the food chain to executive and co-founder of a major video games company: how help from the DAAD enabled Ortwin Sam Freyermuth to make it to the top.

  • PhD with entrepreneurial potential: participants in the ‘From PhD to Innovator’ workshop talk about their experiences.
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    © Young Entrepreneurs in Science

    Tools for researchers interested in starting a business

    There are many hurdles on the path from abstract idea to tangible product development. Entrepreneurial workshops like those run by the DAAD and the Falling Walls Foundation can give academics the necessary tools to overcome these challenges, and to awaken their inherent entrepreneurial potential. Three participants in the ‘From PhD to Innovator’ workshop talk about their experiences.

Sustainable Future

Get to know alumni, initiatives and programmes that are working for a sustainable world in different ways.

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  • SDG Ziel 11: Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    SDG Ziel 12: Nachhaltige/r Konsum und Produktion
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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.

  • SDG Ziel 2: Kein Hunger
    SDG Ziel 6: Sauberes Wasser und Sanitäre Einrichtungen
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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.

  • SDG Ziel 11: Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
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    Charity alone is not the solution

    Sara Fouad, Egyptian professor of architecture, who specialises in waterways regeneration, shares her view on the situation in Egypt and how COP27 could bring much needed change.

Science Communication

In the context of this focus topic, we examine, among other things, various formats of science communication and take a look behind the scenes of science with exciting contributions.

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  • Konzept der digitalen Transformation. Systemtechnik. Binärcode. Programmierung.
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    How to communicate your research

    Communication is a key aspect of the science system, and one that is becoming increasingly important. But which format is best suited to which topics and purposes? We have compiled a brief overview of the most effective and innovative communication formats.

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    Openness and responsibility towards society

    Transparent and dialogue-oriented science communication makes research more apparent to the general population. Dr Alexandra Borissova Saleh narrates in an interview how she was able to increase the significance of science communication in Russia prior to its war of aggression against Ukraine.

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    SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Young activist demonstrating against climate change carries a sign that reads "No PLAnet B".
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    © Getty Images/Vasil Dimitrov

    Climate change – a challenge for science communication

    Dr Eduardo Queiroz Alves explains in an interview what constitutes successful academic communication of climate change and how it can be used to reach a young target group.

Social Cohesion

A cohesive society has always been important. But it is not only important in overcoming health crises, but also in combating climate change, discrimination and much more.

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    Protests in Iran: Using art to fight the system

    Iran is currently experiencing one of the largest waves of protests in decades. The Humboldt Foundation strongly condemns the violence by Iranian security forces, which particularly affects peaceful demonstrators at universities. We spoke with the Iranian Humboldtian Raika Khorshidian about different forms of protest, communication channels and the cultural scene’s influence in Iran.

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    ‘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.

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    Ahmad Sami Qaddura has settled in in Germany © private

    Syrian refugee obtains a bachelor's degree with the help of a scholarship

    Ahmad Sami Qaddura fled to Germany to escape the civil war in his home country. Today he has a bachelor's degree and a permanent position with the largest software company in Europe.

Career in Germany

Here you will find facts about the German job market, collections of links with all relevant information on the topic of working in Germany guides with the most important steps on the way to a job.

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    Dream job as an influencer? The jungle of self-employment

    Dana Newman has made it. She moved from Florida to Munich and is now a successful social media entrepreneur in Germany. She uses her YouTube channel ‘Wanted Adventure’ to narrate funny misunderstandings that are encountered when you're new to Germany. Her videos have since been viewed over 40 million times. But she first had to learn how to work as a freelancer in Germany.

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    Study on skilled worker immigration

    Locations with a Goethe-Institut lead to a better linguistic and intercultural qualification of foreign skilled workers who would like to immigrate to Germany.

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    © GettyImages / Ziga Plahutar

    Learning German for professional purposes

    Kick start your career: Anyone who comes to Germany to work needs special language skills. Here are some tried-and-test tools to learn German for work purposes.

Europe

Due to the German presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2020, the Alumniportal will focus more on the topics EU and Europe in the coming months.

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    Siegfried Muresan:'My vision for Europe'

    Siegfried Muresan is a DAAD alumnus and has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2014. His 'Vision for Europe' tells us why exchange in Europe is one of his most significant concerns and why young people should sometimes be more courageous. 

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    German phrases about Europe

    On the occasion of the European Day of Language on 26 September, we would like to introduce you to idioms around Europe.

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    Change and responsibility for the environment are needed to stop climate change.© getty images/ Vasil Dimitrov
    Change and responsibility for the environment are needed to stop climate change. © getty images/ Vasil Dimitrov

    “Small steps, big change” – EU Ideas Lab in Poland

    How can we talk about complex scientific issues like climate change in a way that gets people excited about them? This was the subject of a virtual EU Ideas Lab in Poland. Our guest author took part and shares her experiences. 

Equality

The topic of equality has many dimensions - in terms of gender, sexuality, education, politics. That is why the Alumniportal Deutschland has a special focus on the topic.

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    SDG Ziel 17: Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
    SDG Ziel 4: Hochwertige Bildung
    SDG Ziel 5: Geschlechtergleichheit
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    Round-up Talk: Equal rights and opportunities

    Five Germany alumni, who campaign for more equality and social justice around the world, participated as experts in our round-up talk. In the interview you will learn, among other things, how the alumni are committed to more equal opportunities and equality and which specific tips they give to other committed people.

THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni

As a global network with alumni from a wide range of disciplines, the Alumniportal Deutschland is committed to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Agenda 2030
    SDG Ziel 13: Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Young activist demonstrating against climate change carries a sign that reads "No PLAnet B".
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    © Getty Images/Vasil Dimitrov

    Climate change – a challenge for science communication

    Dr Eduardo Queiroz Alves explains in an interview what constitutes successful academic communication of climate change and how it can be used to reach a young target group.

  • Agenda 2030
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    © Getty Images / taka4332

    Sustainability – some thoughts on the term and its meaning

    The term ‘sustainability’ appears to be confusing and trite. Yet it stands for a great deal. We explain where the term comes from and what it means.

  • Agenda 2030
    SDG Ziel 5: Geschlechtergleichheit
    SDG Ziel 8: Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
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    Sun drying of coffee beans © Denyse K. Uwera

    Sustainable coffee made by empowered women

    From cultivation to roasting and packaging: the multiple award-winning Rwandan speciality coffee Angelique’s Finest is produced exclusively by women. The co-founder of the Fairtrade project is Allan Mubiru, alumnus of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowship. In order to launch the product in 2018, the economist and climate finance expert launched a successful crowdfunding campaign.