HOPE – German-Afghan-University Collaboration

The cooperation with Gawharshad University, which began in 2014 and was intensified in 2021 through a German-Afghan university cooperation project, could be continued in 2022 thanks to the support of the German Academic Exchange Service with funds from the German Foreign Office.
In this project, two of the previous focus areas could be continued and two new focus areas could be added due to the changed situation.
First, the focus is on improving academic writing skills through the establishment of a writing center and the training of writing consultants. Secondly, based on the needs analysis of the STEWS project, the certificate for higher education didactics could be modified and finalized to fit the new conditions in the academic higher education landscape in Afghanistan after the Taliban took over power. Lecturers are trained in a train-the-trainer approach and empower other lecturers in a certificate program adapted to the latest findings of teaching research, existing examples of good practice and the expressed wishes.
In addition, a second focus is on cooperation with Afghan scientists who have come to Germany. On the one hand, a network will be established to support them in various matters (integration-related, private, professional, scientific). On the other hand, a working place for Afghanistan will be established at the University of Education Freiburg, which will bundle the manifold activities concerning Afghanistan and where different activities such as lectures, advanced training, and joint research activities will be implemented.
You will find recurring information on current activities here.