The University of Bonn and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) are partners in the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research. In a joint Spring School we invite African Germany-Alumni from any field of study and Alumni of the Managing Global Governance Academy (MGG) of the DIE to come to Bonn, Germany in March 2020.
Within the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, multi-stakeholder participation is an important approach to contribute to sustainable changes in economies, societies and the environment. Especially SDG 17 emphasizes the importance of strengthening global partnerships to support and achieve the ambitious targets of the Agenda 2030. The Alumni Spring School aims at fostering partnerships and networks by overcoming regional and disciplinary borders. Knowledge transfer among participants from developing and emerging powers at the science-policy-interface is a main part of this concept. Participants will benefit from generating and sharing scientific knowledge products through dynamic peer learning groups. Solution-based analyses of challenges from multi-participants perspectives acknowledge the diversity of cultures within the global dialogue.The program is based on four core elements:
The University of Bonn was founded in 1818 and is one of Germany's most important institutes of higher education. As a place of learning to over 38,000 students, it enjoys an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad. It is one of the world's leading research-based universities and, thus, it is no surprise that it operates on an international level. Founded over 200 years ago, the University of Bonn belongs to Germany's most recognized institutions for research and higher education. It is situated in the center of Europe and internationally renowned for top-level science, research-orien... read more
The program will provide the following services:
Costs will be covered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
You can apply for the program if you are:
and in addition to that:
A Germany-Alumnus is a person graduated from or spent at least three months at a German University e.g. during an Erasmus semester, as a PhD candidate, in a study program, as an employee, research fellow etc. Please make sure to upload an official certificate of your stay at the German University.DAAD in country/ in region scholars are not considered as Germany-Alumni.Please note before you put precious time into
To apply, complete the online application form with your personal data and upload the following documents:
For more details, please visit the scholarship website here