SGD Graduate School: Project extension

Tuesday, 27. April 2021 um 13:36 Uhr

The international academic network "Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa" starts its second project phase.

The SDG Graduate School "Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa" has started its second project phase. It was initially supported and funded for the period 2016 to 2020 by the DAAD programme "Bilateral SDG Graduate Schools" with funds from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The application for an extension of the project was approved, which secures further cooperation until the end of 2025.

In a virtual meeting of the participating institutions, scientists and scholarship holders from Ghana, Nigeria and Germany, the extension of the project got off to a festive start. Prof. Dr. May-Britt Kallenrode, the new President of the Foundation University of Hildesheim, Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and Prof. Dr. Aliyu Shugaba, Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri expressed their congratulations and assured the Graduate School of their support.

The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary doctoral college and academic network for doctoral and master's students from the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria), the University of Cape Coast (Ghana) and the University of Hildesheim (Germany). The focus is on innovative and applied research on the role of art and culture in the context of conflict transformation and sustainable development. This is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. In the sense of a global partnership, industrialised, emerging and developing countries are to make their contribution to achieving these goals.