at the Moi-University, Kenya

in cooperation with the University of Oldenburg, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the University of Dar es salaam & the Uganda Management Institute


Content and Goals

In view of the need for excellence in educational research, training and management in Sub-Saharan Africa related to the processes of empowerment and advancement of educationists and educational institutions, CERM-ESA focuses on:

  • Research: Advancing and expanding excellent innovative educational research on methodologies, instruction techniques and management strategies for African
  • Teaching: CERM-ESA academic programme which includes a Master’s programme in educational research, annual Research Schools and mentored online modules, as well as an exchange programme for lecturers and students;
  • Capacity Building: The CERM-ESA capacity building programme for academic and administrative university staff is open to all partners of the DAAD-funded Centres of African Excellence;
  • Professional Teacher Development: Supporting teachers and principals to develop professionally and advance their competencies in relevant areas of educational practice, curriculum implementation and school management in their local contexts.

Project Partners

Moi-University, Eldoret and Nairobi
The Moi University School of Education is based in Eldoret and offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It plays a vital role in educational development in the region.

The Nelson Mandela University
The NMMU is one of the leading universities in the field of teacher education and education research in South Africa. It cooperates with universities all over Africa and beyond. 

University of Oldenburg
The University of Oldenburg builds on an almost 200-years long tradition in teacher education and is known for excellent, research-oriented study programmes in initial teacher education and the professional development of teachers.


The Networking Partners

The Uganda Management Institute and the University of Dar es Salaam supplement CERM-ESA research, teaching and staff development with specific expertise in educational and management



East and South African-German Centre
for Educational Research Methodologies and Management
c/o Moi University, School of Education,
PO BOX 3900-100
Eldoret, Kenya 

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service
Centres of African Excellence
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn, Germany


Behind the Scenes: Kenya