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German-Tunisian-Libyan Networking in the DAAD Office Tunis

The DAAD Tunis as a platform for regional exchange between partners from the Maghreb

By coincidence, Dr. Salah Al-Hengari, Professor at the Libyan Academy for Postgraduate studies in Tripoli, came to visit the DAAD Office Tunis. He stopped by just after he picked up his visa at the German Embassy for his stay in Germany. It was likewise a coincidence that just on this day a project meeting took place, between Dr. Borhane Mahjoub, Chott-Meriam Institute, University of Sousse and Prof. Klaus Kümmerer, Professor at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. The topics of sustainability of resources, water and water purification connect the three scientists.

@ German-Tunisian- Lybian exchange (left to right): Dr. Borhane Mahjoub (Chott Meriem, Sousse), Prof. Klaus Kümmerer (Leuphana University), Beate Schindler-Kovats (DAAD Office Tunis), Dr. Salah Al-Hengari (Libyan Academy Tripolis)

@ German-Tunisian- Lybian exchange (left to right): Dr. Borhane Mahjoub (Chott Meriem, Sousse), Prof. Klaus Kümmerer (Leuphana University), Beate Schindler-Kovats (DAAD Office Tunis), Dr. Salah Al-Hengari (Libyan Academy Tripolis)

The group got along quickly and their exchange fostered a spontaneous development of project ideas. As a partner in the Exceed-network Dr. Borhane wants to advocate the integration of Libyan partners. Sousse and Lüneburg cooperate already within short-term measures and are now striving to include Libyan partners into their future activities.

Once again the DAAD Office Tunis becomes a platform of regional exchange, for matching and for networking between partners in the Maghreb. For many projects – within the DAAD, the EU or other organizations – more than two partners are required for the application: The search for partners and the joint application for funding measures works better, if the partners know each other, are in personal exchange and share a common interest.

Text: Beate Schindler-Kovats

Photos: Salha Ennajeh

AGYA Call for Membership 2018

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) 

and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt (ASRT) is pleased to announce its Call for Membership 2018. 

AGYA promotes research cooperation among outstanding early-career researchers from all disciplines who are affiliated with a research institution in Germany or any Arab country (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen). The academy provides partnership-building opportunities and funding to support the innovative projects of its members in various fields of research as well as in science policy and education. More than 50 members - in equal number Arab and German scholars - have been selected to join AGYA since 2013.

Until 3 April 2018, excellent young scholars (3-10 years after PhD) from Germany and the Arab countries are cordially invited to apply for membership in AGYA.

Call for Membership Applications 2018

For more details please refer to the AGYA website:

APPLY NOW for the DAAD Alumni Special Project (training seminar and trade fair visit) in the framework of

IFAT 2018 – The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management

May 14th - 18th 2018, Munich, Germany

If you are German university alumni from developing countries who have a proven background in water management, urban water management, drinking water supply, infrastructure and spatial planning, conservation and environmental protection, law and economy, and related fields of work –

Calls for Application are out now!

More Information...


The DAAD Tunis offers webinars as virtual events for presentations, information and consultation. Webinars happens live on the internet under professional moderation. These one hour long webcasts are free of charge. Please check our webinarcalendar for more information.

The new edition of our newsletter is currently available

Dear friends, Alumni and DAAD partners in the Maghreb!

We are glad to present to you the current edition of our newsletter.

You find information about the activities and events of the DAAD Tunis in Libya during the second half of the year 2017 on the 4th page of the newsletter.

Enjoy reading the new edition!

Newsletter december 2017

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