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    Promoting digital capacities in a powerful cooperation

    Project Partner

    University of Applied Sciences Kehl (HSK), Germany

    The University of Public Administration in Kehl is one of the most renowned institutions of its kind in Germany. It was founded in 1971 and enlarged in the 1980s. Currently, the University employs 42 full-time professors and approximately 250 visiting lecturers. The sole purpose of Kehl University is to prepare its students for careers in public service. This means training students for positions at the management level in German public service, whether in state agencies and departments, in municipalities, in counties or in other public corporations, institutions and foundations subject to state supervision. The University cooperates closely with Ludwigsburg University of Public Administration and Finance. The graduates often take on management positions immediately after having finished the program, especially in smaller municipalities. Many mayors have completed his training for the management level in German public service, which also plays such an important role in larger municipalities and in the state administrative offices that one speaks here of the ‘backbone’ of administration. The second key task is to offer new training services for the staff of local and regional authorities. Associated with the university are the Kehl Academy for Advanced Trianing and the Euro-Institut Kehl-Strasbourg, which mainly trains public administration staff from France, Germany and Switzerland. Applied research is a key part conducted at the University’s Institute of Appliead Research. It offers ENTO members, the Council of Europe and the European Union; the organization of international seminars and the summer school, expert missions, and cooperation in project research. The University is twinned with various public and private institutions all over the world. The main activities resulting from this active partnership are exchanges of teachers and students, joint seminars and workshops, study visits and cooperative development of curriculum teaching materials. Training, organizational and staff development and project consulting are implemented at local, regional, national and European level.

    Project Partner

    University of Oldenburg

    The University of Oldenburg builds on an almost 200-years long tradition in teacher education and is known for excellent, research-oriented study programmes in initial teacher education and the professional development of teachers.

    Project Partner

    The Nelson Mandela University

    The Mandela Universtiy in Port Elizabeth is one of the leading universities in the field of teacher education and education research in South Africa. It cooperates with universities all over Africa and beyond. 

    Former Project Partner

    Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

    As a leading private business school, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has become a constituent component in the business and finance community. It has set itself the task of contributing significantly to the advancement and further development of national and international business practices and methods by engaging in teaching, continuing and postgraduate training, as well as research and consultancy. After cooperating with the Université Protestante au Congo for some five years, an excellent foundation has meanwhile grown on which this collaboration can expand.