A new year is always a good time to start with clean slates and make some improvements. We are doing the same by introducing our updated newsletter format. In case you haven’t seen it yet, our website www.daad-ghana.org has also been completely redesigned to make it easier and more enjoyable for you to find all information you are looking for.
The Information Centre Accra also has some changes planned for this year’s events. We will double the number of proposal writing workshops and increase the number of events that we transmit online to reach more prospective students and researchers in Ghana and West Africa.
Learning from past experiences, we want to put more emphasis on extending and building new networks. We are aiming to connect even more Higher Education institutions in Germany with counterparts in Ghana as we did at last year’s networking at University of Ghana and Erasmus+ matchmaking event. And a big alumni event is also in the making to discuss ways to reorganise exchange and representation of Germany Alumni in Ghana.
Some other things will not change in 2019: We will also work hard to keep up the quality of our consultations and offer information and support to as many students, researchers and partners as possible. Two tried and tested event formats are coming up in February: The open-to-all “Symposium on Study and Research in Germany” will take place in Accra and the Ghana Higher Education Fair will take us to Takoradi, Cape Coast and the Greater Accra Region.
So let’s make this year an excellent one – by finding just that balance between change and continuity.
Scientists say atmosphere carrying microplastics to the Arctic14. August 2019 21:38
Microscopic particles of plastic are entering the atmosphere and being dumped by snow, new research found. The study raises questions about the amount of microplastics humans and wildlife are inhaling.
German kids surpass 'sugar overshoot day'12. August 2019 19:58
Although it's only August, children in Germany have already consumed their recommended amount of sugar for the year, a consumer organization says. They blame companies for marketing sugar-packed food to kids.
Germany's Clean Air Project teams with a local startup to tackle pollution locally12. August 2019 16:59
German startup Ubitricity partners with Germany's 'Clean Air' project to implement eco-friendly initiatives. The goal is to increase electromobility in 90 German towns that suffer from emission and pollution problems.
Shooting stars: What we know and still need to find out about the Perseid meteor shower12. August 2019 11:35
The Perseid meteor shower is as regular as clockwork. It peaks August 12, same as last year. This time we can expect to see twice as many shooting stars, perhaps even a "double peak." But there's loads we don't know.
Will it soon be too late to save the climate?04. August 2019 16:58
The quantity of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere keeps increasing. The Earth's temperature is rising. Now media are reporting that we only have 18 months to save the climate. Scaremongering, or a serious prognosis?
German Stone Age sailor to cross seas in reed boat04. August 2019 02:38
A German experimental archaeologist and his team plan to sail a boat made of reeds across three seas, just like ancient Egyptian merchants did thousands of years ago. Jodi Hilton reports from Beloslav, Bulgaria.
Scientist Pierre Moret talks about Humboldt02. August 2019 18:12
Humboldt's Tableau Physique, shows the distribution of mountain vegetation as a function of altitude. Today scientists use the data to investigate changes due to global warming. But there are discrepancies, as Pierre Moret and his team discovered.
As millions flock to Area 51, scientists say extraterrestrial life isn't impossible30. July 2019 12:11
Two million people signed up on Facebook to go alien hunting at the highly classified US air force facility Area 51. Are they crazy or is there something to it? What would happen if we came into contact with aliens?
Milky Way gobbled up smaller galaxy in cosmic crash, astronomers find22. July 2019 20:38
A long time ago, a galaxy not so far away merged with our own in a massive cosmic collision, scientists have discovered. The Milky Way's mass grew by over a quarter after the crash, speeding-up the formation of stars.