• Ghanaian-German Centre

    Ghanaian-German Centre

  • Congolese-German Centre

    Congolese-German Centre

  • Tanzanian-German Centre

    Tanzanian-German Centre

  • Namibian-German Centre

    Namibian-German Centre

  • South Africa - Development Research

    South Africa - Development Research

  • South Africa - Transnational Criminal Justice

    South Africa - Transnational Criminal Justice

Centres of Excellence for Promoting Future Leaders in Africa

By establishing Centres of Excellence at leading African universities, the DAAD aims to create modern educational capacities of supraregional influence. The improvements in the educational quality and the greater research capacity available at these world-class hubs will enable the next generation of leaders to acquire training in line with international standards.

The goal for each centre is to strive to develop its own impact on the region and beyond.

DAAD – with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office – is funding this programme.

Along with the largely interdisciplinary Master’s and PhD programmes, all of the centres impart supplementary knowledge in the areas Good Governance, management and other multidisciplinary skills (conflict management, team building, intercultural competence). Moreover, all of the centres have a scholarship programme.

Within two successful funding periods from 2008-2018, the programme has created eight centres of excellence in different disciplines at university campuses in Africa. Two additional centres of excellence were established in West African countries, to offer competitive training opportunities for young people at a local level in a region heavily affected by migration. To date, ten centres are funded at twelve university campuses in Africa.

Further, the Center of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA: https://www.cenit-ea.org/), funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by DAAD and GIZ in cooperation with IUCEA, is linked to the scientific network of African Excellence.

 

 


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Film Impression:
Centres of Excellence

Go to the Film-Impression of the Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies
Go to the Film-Impression of the Congolese-German Centre for Microfinance
Go to the Film-Impression of the Tanzanian-German Centre
Go to the Film-Impression of the Namibian-German Centre
Go to the Film-Impression of the South African-German Centre for Development Research
Go to the Film-Impression of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice
Go to the Film-Impression of the East and South African-German Centre for Educational Research