DIGI-FACE enables future decision-makers in Africa

DIGI-FACE is an online platform providing teaching, learning, research, and communication opportunities for the African Higher Education community.

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Centres of African Excellence improving quality of education and research capacities

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Calls for DIGI-FACE Courses in August
Call DIGI-FACE Courses August 2021

The second semester of 2021 offers many opportunities for participating in one of the digital courses offered by DIGI-FACE. The calls for the first three…

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Prospectus DIGI-FACE Courses 2021
Prospectus 2021

DIGI-FACE offers many digital courses during the second half of 2021 and we are very delighted to share with you our Prospectus 2021. Have a…

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New Platform in progress

The DIGI-FACE project is currently developing this platform. It is already possible to test this platform by registering and making use of our different functionalities:…

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Two PhD SCHOLARSHIPS (up to three years) in Educational Research and Evaluation at Moi University

Call for applications: deadline is the 19th of July 2021 PhD_Announcements_2021Download

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New master’s study programme Public Management in International Cooperation—Applications welcome until 18 June 2021

Starting September 2021, Kehl university offers a brand new master's programme: "Public Management in International Cooperation—Designing African-European and Intra-African Relations". This programme is all about…

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Conference Programme: Third Conference of the African-German Research Network – Zoom (Online) 2021

The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice is thankful for receiving excellent paper abstracts and is looking forward to its third annual research conference…

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New DAAD-Scholarships Offers

Call for Scholarship Applications 2021 at Sub-Saharan African universities and at universities or research institutions in Germany: Postdoctoral Fellowships in GermanyPostdoctoral Fellowships in Sub-Saharan Africa…

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Focus Month Regional Integration on the Blog of African Legal Studies

TGCL and the Chair of African Legal Studies at the University of Bayreuth dedicate a specific topic to each month of the year on their…

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Academic Written and Graphic Presentations: Training for multipliers

Call for applications: if you have completed the 'Academic Written and Graphic Presentations' online course with us already and would like to be a facilitator…

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Our Centres in Africa

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Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA)

To respond the concrete needs of the digital transformation in the region, CENIT@EA established a market-driven master’s programme in Embedded and Mobile Systems (MSc EMoS) and offers short-term technical trainings for ICT professionals, unemployed graduates and university lecturers to provide them with the relevant digital skills.

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West African German Centre for Local Governance in Africa (CEGLA)

French speaking countries in Africa like Mali, Niger and Senegal are confronted to important social, economic, environmental and security problems. Situated at the doorway to Europe, both continents Africa and Europe, are affected by these issues which lead to precarious living conditions for the population, mistrust into government structures and massive migration.

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West African German Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation (WAC-SRT)

The WAC-SRT develops interdisciplinary, transnational research and teaching programs that will contribute to sustainable rural development and political stability in West Africa by producing the required expertise, applicable technological solutions, locally adapted business models and administrative approaches.

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

The CEMEREM programmes train African students in the development and environmentally friendly extraction of raw materials.

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African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice (TRANSCRIM)

The African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice was established after the 10-year-funding period for the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice, which was supported by the German Academic Exchange Service and offered an LL.M.- and PhD-Programme, has ended in 2018.

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South African German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR)

The SA-GER CDR at the University of the Western Cape trains the next generation of executive elites in Master’s and PhD degree programmes related to Development Studies. Students of the centre are given the preparation needed to meet the specific economic, social and political challenges which will arise in the course of the region’s development processes.

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East and South African-German Centre for Educational Research, Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA)

In view of the need for excellence in educational research, training and management in Sub-Saharan Africa related to the processes of empowerment and advancement of educationists and educational institutions.

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Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL)

Efficient logistics are pivotal in gaining access to regional and international markets. Both the population and industry depend on goods and commodities being available in sufficient volume and in good time. Logistics, therefore, play a key role in the continuing economic development of southern Africa.

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Congolese German Centre for Microfinance (CCAM)

Microfinance plays a decisive role in the economic development of sub-Saharan Africa and in its battle against poverty and deprivation. However, African banks and ministries of finance often suffer from a lack of qualified experts. The Centre for Microfinance aims to bridge this gap and offers a needs-orientated programme for future microfinance specialists.

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Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies (GGCDS)

Ghana and other African countries have seen major economic and political achievements in recent years. But despite economic growth and political stability fundamental development problems continue to exist.

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

The Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) offers structured and highly specialised LLM and PhD programmes to aspiring lawyers from all Partner States of the East African Community and beyond to qualify them for leading positions in the region.

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The Centres of African Excellence offer many opportunities

The “African Excellence” programme was developed in 2008 to improve academic education qualitatively and quantitatively in a sustainable manner. On the one hand, the programme is designed to increase the quality of teaching and to widen the research environment of selected universities in sub-Saharan Africa, with the cooperative support of German universities. On the other hand, it was also designed to train students to develop ‘soft skills’ such as leadership, decision-making and managerial abilities, in addition to supporting their personal development. The main goal of this programme, therefore, is to educate Africa’s future decision-makers, leaders and experts – for the continent’s benefit. In order to meet these goals, the DAAD supports cooperation projects – with a budget from the German Federal Foreign Office – between German and African universities. Consequently, the partner universities in each project can flexibly use the different sponsorship instruments offered by the DAAD. For instance, they can put them toward training courses for teaching staff from African universities, courses for administrative personnel, scholarships for studying on-site, and even to facilitate mobility opportunities for students, teaching staff and project managers. These funds can also be invested in summer schools and conference participation. more

  • Study in another African country
  • Master Programmes
  • PhD Programmes
  • Scholarships
  • Support with finding a place to stay during your study
  • Summer Schools in Germany
  • Language Support in basic Germany
  • International scientific conferences

Our Members and Alumni strive for Excellence

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The heart of our platform is our network of members coming from the African Centres of Excellence. This is the ideal space to connect with other members and to learn more about their areas of expertise as well as their achievements.
If you belong to an African Centre of Excellence get registered and become a part of our excellent community!

Chris Andrew Yebuah
Chris Andrew Yebuah Multimedia Specialist, head of unit University of Ghana
Rocco Zimmermann
Rocco Zimmermann ABCD-Centre Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Petro Protas
Petro Protas Coordinator Trainee TGCL
Rachida Abdou Illou
Rachida Abdou Illou
Cornelia Claus
Cornelia Claus
Mats-Benjamin Gnamm
Mats-Benjamin Gnamm
Ewald Eisenberg
Ewald Eisenberg Project Leader CEGLA+DIGI-FACE University of Applied Sciences Kehl
Kathrin Schindler
Kathrin Schindler
Kibwana Zamani
Mr. Kibwana Zamani Head of ICT Taita Taveta University
Britta Niklas
Britta Niklas Coordinator of the SA-GER CDR Ruhr University Bochum, IEE

One of our main pillars is the creation and dissemination of digital modules. There are several types of modules: Generic and specific skills mini-modules as well as discipline-specific modules of the African Centres of Excellence.
Check out below our most valuable generic modules created for academics, postgraduate students and administrative personnel!

Exploring the Online Learning Environment

This course will introduce participants to the DigiFace online learning management system and allow them to explore while learning how to create activities.

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Introductory Training & Practice
Explorer l’environnement Online

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Introductory Training & Practice
Academic written and graphic presentations

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Introductory Training & Practice
Achieving Coherence in Post-Graduate Research Projects

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