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.

“Kenya needs me”

Strong role models: Young female scientists from Kenya are committed to their field and at the same time encourage other women to take careers in research.

Green Talents Award: chemistry for a “greener future”

What if you could turn waste into something that benefits the environment? Something that reduces fossil fuel consumption, helps generate clean energy, and can even – if all goes to plan – be used to bind large quantities of the greenhouse gas CO2? This was the big question Jesús Esteban Serrano set out to answer.

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.