1. CEPU - Collaboration for Entrepreneurial Universities

"Strengthening the labour market-oriented orientation of universities in Kenya" has been the main goal of the new third-party funding project at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. The project is being carried out by a consortium of different universities in Germany and in Africa, namely Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences as consortium leader, the University of Leipzig, the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Wismar University of Applied Sciences and the Hasso Plattner School for Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In Kenya, Kenyatta University and Mount Kenya University are the project partners.

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2. Kenyan-German Centre for Data Analytics

Launched in 2017 in Kenya, the Kenyan-German Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative of Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Jomo Kenyatta University of Applied Sciences and Technology supported by Namibia University of Science and Technology.

The aim of the initiative is to do joint research on business analytics and data science in Africa. With the roll out of a Master of Science degree in Business Computing, the centre has facilitated exchanged programmes for lecturers offering internships and semester abroads for German, Kenyan and Namibian students.

Exchange Programmes between Kenya and Germany

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3. Kenyan-German Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM)

The Kenyan-German Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM) was established in 2016 and is an initiative between Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTWD), TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Taita Taveta University in Voi, Kenya.

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The CEMEREM Centre of Excellence was officially opened on April 6th 2016 at Taita Taveta University (TTU) in Kenya. Taita Taveta University becomes the 8th Centre of Excellence in Africa supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). CEMEREM is expected to offer practical courses in mineral processing and engineering, environmental conservation and resource management. The project will include curriculum development according to Kenyan-German standards, staff and student exchange between Kenya and Germany Universities, support purchase of laboratory equipments at Taita Taveta University, and collaboration with industry and government. Read more about the mining centre here.


4. Centre for Business and Technology in Africa

The Centre for Business and Technology in Africa is an institution at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. The institution strives at bringing together the various contacts and networks with its partners in Africa.

This includes the sharing of knowledge through cooperation with African partners, initiating the exchange of students and lecturers and ultimately organizing events and courses with focus on technology and business on the continent. The centre coordinates all the projects that the university has in cooperation with its African partner institutions and also manages other pertinent activities. Four staff members of Flensburg University for Applied Sciences work with the centre. The team is regularly joined by visiting lecturers from our African partner institutions. Read more about the centre here.


5. Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) 

Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) was established at the School of Law of the University of Dar es Salaam in 2008. It is a joint project of the Universities of Bayreuth and Dar es Salaam.

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TGCL is one of the DAAD centres of excellence established in Africa funded by the German Foreign Office through the German Academic Exchange Service. The centre in cooperation with university of Dar es Salaam School of Law in Tanzania and the University of Bayreuth offers lawyers and law students opportunities to pursue Master and PhD courses from the partner states of the East African Community. The TGCL offers scholarships to students to participate in autumn courses in Germany at the University in Bayreuth. Up to now, 74 LLM students and 23 PhD students have joined the programme. Read more about Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies here!


6. East and South African Centre of Excellence in Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA)

The East and South African Centre of Excellence in Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA) is one of  ‘Centres of African Excellence’ in Sub-Sahara Africa CERM-ESA cooperating between Moi University in Kenya and the University of Oldenburg in Germany. CERM-ESA is the only centre of excellence that focuses on education research, management and teacher education. For more information about CERM-ESA click here.


Success Story

A Kenyan Student gets an award for her academic achievement at Mandela university.

CERM-ESA Master’s graduate Sarah Jemutai from Kenya awarded for her academic achievement at Mandela University. Sarah completed her Master’s degree by dissertation, an academic journey which requires commitment, sustained hard work and diligence. Her dissertation is entitled ‘The effect of using a six-brick Duplo block guided play approach on pre-school learners’ visual perceptual abilities’. Read more about Sarah's Award here: CERM-ESA Master’s graduate Sarah Jemutai awarded for her academic achievement at Mandela University!


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