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Your Presentation

  • Present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today – in 3 minutes!
  • Convince a top-class jury with members from academia, research institutions and business.
  • Get involved in exciting discussions and network with excellent scientists and professionals.

Who can Apply

  • We are looking for outstanding talents and innovative thinkers from all disciplines.
  • Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, postdocs, junior professors and entrepreneurs are invited to apply.

Application & Deadline

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Application deadline: 28 July 2016

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The Falling Walls Lab Nairobi

The Falling Walls Lab takes place on 13 September 2016 at the Goethe-Institut, Auditorium, Maendeleo House, Monrovia Street, Nairobi, Kenya

Start: 6 pm

Win a Scholarship and a Trip to Berlin

A distinguished jury selects the winner who

  • travels to Berlin on 8/9 November 2016
  • qualifies directly for the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2016 as one of 100 international and interdisciplinary participants (travel costs and accommodation are covered).
  • is awarded a ticket for the international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2016 where some of the world’s most prominent scientists from around the world present their current breakthrough research in 15 minutes each.


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The Falling Walls Lab Nairobi is hosted by the DAAD with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

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Call for applications: Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa 

As part of the “In-Country / In-Region Scholarship Programme”, in which more than 50 African universities and university networks participate and which annually supports almost 1.000 African postgraduates, DAAD in close collaboration with the GIZ assisted programme “Strengthening Capacities for Land Governance in Africa (SLGA)” is able to offer 18 additional scholarships for the following postgraduate study programmes:

Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia):

  • PhD Land policy and governance

Ardhi University (Tanzania):

  • MSc Land Management (by thesis)
  • PhD Land Management (by thesis)
  • MSc Urban Planning and Management (by coursework & dissertation)
  • MSc Real Estate (by coursework & dissertation)
  • PhD Land Administration (by coursework & dissertation)

Namibia University of Science & Technology (NUST):

  • Master in Integrated Land Management
  • Master in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)
  • PhD in Spatial Science (Land Administration, Property Studies)


  • must be preselected by the respective university according to DAAD selection criteria.
  • must have completed their last degree (at least a second class lower division) not more than six years ago at the time of application.
  • must be nationals of an African country.

Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

Applicants will be required to follow the regular application process for their studies at the respective university, which will screen and short-list applications, then send short-listed applications to DAAD Bonn for final approval.

The complete documents (see below) should be submitted to DAAD by the applicants via the DAAD-Portal not later than 30th June 2016 (Ardhi University & Bahir Dar University) or 16th September 2016 (NUST).

The universities will make the link to the DAAD-Portal available to the applicants.

Documents to be submitted

  • DAAD application form duly filled (available in the DAAD-Portal)
  • Curriculum vitae (please use the europass specimen form at, including list of publications (if applicable)
  • Recommendation letter by senior lecturer or professor
  • Letter of motivation (Master applicants only)
  • Research proposal (PhD applicants only)
  • Confirmation of supervisor (PhD applicants only)
  • Certified university degree certificates including transcripts.

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