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Higher Education official to scout Germany for study and research opportunities

Higher Education official to scout Germany for study and research opportunities

The Director of Policy at the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Mr Tuaunda Keeja will visit Germany as a location to scout for study and research.

The visit which is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government will take place from 12 October to 18 November.

Together with journalists, education and labour market experts from around the world, Mr Keeja will specifically learn more about Germany’s policy on university education and promoting research with a focus on framework conditions for foreign students and researchers.

During his tour, he will be informed about international cooperation and scholarships e.g. the Research in Germany initiative of the federal government, the German Academic Exchange Service, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the German Research Foundation. For more specialised research, Mr Keeja will be informed about specific areas of academic and scientific research for instance the work done at the Max Planck Research School at the Fraunhofer Institute, as well as the extensive reseatch cooperation between industry and institutions.

The programme also includes a visit to the graduate student academy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena for visiting academics and scientists.

Last week, the Chargé d’Affaires of the German Embassy in Windhoek, Mr Ullrich Kinne presented Mr Keeja with his letter of invitation at a brief ceremony at the embassy.



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