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Fri, 29. Oct 2021

The 2nd part of the training programme „International Deans Course Africa” is concluded virtually

Deans from Africa who participated in the first part of „International Deans’ Course” (IDC) in summer 2021 continue their training in the last week of October.

Lively discussions during the virtual IDC sessions.

(Osnabrück, 29th October, 2021)

Following the successful start of the one-year programme this June, the IDC participants from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania  and Uganda gathered for the second stage . Highly relevant topics such as Governance, Change and Human Resource Management as well as Entrepreneurship in Higher Education were covered. As an individual key element of the training, every participant developed a project addressing specific challenges at their faculties. Experts from Africa together with their German colleagues supported the deans by providing new input and practical counsel.

“IDC is a forum for university leaders to share on the core competencies required to successfully manage higher education institutions,” explains programme director Professor Dr. Peter Mayer of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. “Our networks in Africa and Asia are strong and meanwhile the IDC plays an important role in making higher education management more international and professional,” he states, emphasising the significance of the course.

The third and final section of the training programme is scheduled to take place in February 2022.

The IDC is a joint initiative by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), the Centre for Higher Education (CHE), Freie Universität Berlin and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. The project’s funding is provided by DAAD on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

For more information, contact:

Professor Dr. Peter Mayer

Phone: +49 (0)541 969-3466
E-mail: p.mayer(at)