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Wed, 21. Sep 2016

IDC Africa 2017/18 Announcement

Applications accepted until October 31st, 2016

Information on the International Deans’ Course Africa 2017/18


Part I: two-week seminar in Osnabrück and Berlin, Germany (June 19th to June 30th, 2017)
Part II: two-days intermediate workshop in Kampala, Uganda (October 2017)
Part III: one-week seminar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 5th to February 8th , 2018)


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Section P32 “Partnership Programmes and
Higher Education Management”, the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences (OS UAS) and the
German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) in cooperation with the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
(AvH) and African and German partners are jointly organising the International Deans’ Course for
Africa. This intensive training course is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher
Education Strategies) which is jointly coordinated by DAAD and HRK and aims at supporting higher
education management in developing countries.


The key objective of the course is to bring together a group of about 30 newly elected or designated
deans and vice-deans from universities of the African region and to assist in preparing them for the
challenges of holding a dean’s position in a changing higher education landscape. Issues such as
strategic faculty management, financial management, quality assurance and leadership will be key
parts of this course. A soft skills workshop and an exchange with German university leaders about
higher education reforms will be included as well.


Official announcement (full version)

Application Form

Letter of Motivation