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DIES ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Projects: Practical-oriented trainings for New Researchers

The aim of DIES ProGRANT is to train researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have the opportunity to tailor their application to the funding institution of their choice). Researchers from all disciplines can apply for this course. Each group will consist of 30 participants from the region. Because of its multicultural nature, DIES ProGRANT is also an effective tool for promoting international research and relationships.

Potential participants are researchers and PhD-holders from Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.

Selection criteria are that participants: 

  • Must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent research experience

  • Have an affiliation to an academic institution in the above mentioned countries

  • Possess excellent English language skills, both written and spoken

  • Be preferably at the beginning or middle stages of their research career.

 Deadline for applications is November 6, 2015. For further information, check here

Call for Applications: University Leadership and Management Training Course (UNILEAD) 2016/2017

This course has been designed for young managers from Africa, South-East Asia, Central &Latin America and the Middle East who work in their university’s central administrative departments.

Participants are young university leaders aged between 30 and 40 years and hold at least a Master’s degree.

They have been holding a university management position with managerial and personnel responsibilities for at least two years in one of the following fields:

  • Managers of central university departments (Planning, Evaluation, Financing, Human Resources, Continuing Education, International Offices, Technology Transfer etc.)
  • Task Force Managers for university reform projects
  • Managers of staff development units or programmes

Applications should be submitted via the online application form on the UNILEAD-website.

For more information, check the website of the University of Oldenburg.

Deadline of the application is October, 12th 2015



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Berlin MBA - Master of Business Administration

  • 15-month full-time programme, start in September
  • Taught in English
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  • For ambitious university graduates with 3 years of work experience
  • Study visits to Asia, USA, UK, Europe
  • Strong focus on leadership
  • Tuition fee: € 17.500
  • Specialization pathways: European Management, European-Asian Management, Transatlantic Management


Master International Business Management

  • 15-month full-time programme, start in September
  • Taught in English
  • For prospective students with an undergraduate degree and 1 year of work experience
  • Study Visit to London
  • Study exchange at internationally recognised partner universities offered
  • Personal development module
  • International Management Focus
  • Tuition Fee: € 12.900
  • Specialization modules: International Management, International Tourism


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  • 4-terms study programme, start in October
  • Taught in English
  • Study place: Berlin, Germany and Chengdu, China
  • Double degree available on request
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