Germany-Alumni portraits

Europe at a crossroads

Anne-Marie Descôtes, France’s Ambassador to Germany and a DAAD alumna, speaks about the importance of the European election in May and the future of European higher education exchange.

Olena Gushul: Making energy efficiency popular in Ukraine

Increasing energy efficiency is a topic that enjoys high priority in Ukraine. Practical information is thus crucial for citizens and professionals. After finishing her studies in Germany DAAD alumna Olena Gushul today contributes to overall awareness raising on environmental concerns and energy efficiency issues. 

Arnab Mandal: “The dream of a green future”

At the age of 25, Indian Arnab Mandal presented his ideas for a “green economy” to the US Congress in Washington, DC. That same year, a DAAD programme brought him to FU Berlin to research sustainable development strategies – a subject that remains close to his heart.

Eddy Odari: “Helping others like others helped me”

“Nothing good happens unless you do it.” This quotation by the famous German writer Erich Kästner could just as easily be the motto of Kenyan-born Germany-Alumnus Eddy Odari. Alongside his career, he has made it his mission to help socially marginalised people.