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.
Blood donation: Everything you've ever needed to know14. June 2019 10:15
Can cigarette smokers donate blood? Am I going to pass out? Can I drink booze afterwards? Should I eat beforehand? Am I old enough? Here's everything you ever wanted to know about blood donation on World Blood Donor Day.
Carl Hagenbeck: The inventor of the modern animal park11. June 2019 06:43
No bars, no high fences: It's thanks to Carl Hagenbeck that most zoos today look that way. June 10 marks his 175th birthday. But he also had other controversial ideas for his parks: exhibiting humans as well.
Kids in Germany to name exoplanet, star07. June 2019 07:25
German schools, kindergartens and amateur astronomers have been asked to come up with names for two heavenly bodies. The huge exoplanet and its star currently go by the unpoetical catalog numbers HD 32518 and HD 32518b.
Biologist Peter Katz has been breeding insects for decades to fight against plant pests. And although convinced of the value of his tiny army, he doesn't believe feeding the world is possible without pesticides.
Vaping —the biggest 'field study' in the health sector31. May 2019 11:15
Many see e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking, but they, too, can cause a whole host of health problems. Though e-liquids contain fewer known toxins, we have yet to find out what the long-term effects will be — in what one researcher calls the 'biggest field study' worldwide.
Smoking or vaping: e-cigarettes as a lesser evil31. May 2019 09:43
Smoking's out, steaming's in. Both are indisputably unhealthy, but is one better than the other? Supporters of smoke alternatives say they aren't as bad as traditional tobacco cigarettes. But is there any truth in that?
In Good Shape speaks to gastroenterologist Dr. Andreas Sturm at a Berlin clinic about pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. What symptoms should you look out for and what can the latest treatments achieve?
Robots have the potential to transform our everyday — including human-defined creativity. But always for the better? The opportunities and dangers of artificial intelligence was a key theme at DW's Global Media Forum.
Healthy weight loss - Cooking with our experts22. May 2019 07:47
If you want a healthy diet, it’s best to cook your own food. Dr. Carsten Lekutat teams up with Dr. Stephan Lück in the kitchen, and also picks up some useful tips about the foundations of a healthy diet. Dr. Lück is an independent nutrition expert and food scientist - and also a trained chef and the author of a diet guidebook.
The German Archaeological Institute celebrates 190 years20. May 2019 12:36
From Cairo to Beijing, the DAI's branches presented their latest research in Berlin in May 2019 to celebrate nearly two centuries of work. Here are some favorites, from drone data-gathering to ancient Roman elevators.
Cologne and Dortmund lead charge for German smart cities19. May 2019 15:44
Municipal cyberadministrations, automated traffic flow, energy-efficient buildings — the cities of tomorrow will be smart. Cologne's "climate street" project shows what a digital city could look like in practice.
Biohacking involves using technology to optimize your own body - for example through digital implants. Ralf Neuhäuser wants to be at the forefront of the movement with microchips implanted under his skin. We met up with him to hear what it’s like.