Dear Reader,

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.

Best regards,

Lena Leumer