December 15, 2014
As part of their research visits (project EMIS-Subsahara funded by the DAAD) in the department of Business Information Systems VLBA the University of Oldenburg, Mr MSc Ali Amin Rezai and Dipl. Inf. Jose Luis Sambo presented their research topics.
November 04, 2014
Today, our guests Lloyd Larbi (University of Ghana) and Eugénio Macumbe (Universidade Pedagógica, Mozambique) presented their programwork at VLBA.
October 19, 2014: Guest Researchers in Oldenburg, Germany
As part of our project, Lloyd Larbi (University of Ghana) and Eugénio Macumbe (Universidade Pedagógica, Mozambique), are going to stay with us for the next months in order to continue their research and connect with other researchers in their respective fields, Environmental Sciences and Computer Science. Welcome!
August 05, 2014: Third Coordination Meeting, Arusha, Tanzania
Our third coordination meeting took place in Arusha at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology from July 21st - 23rd. Everything is well on track. In Maputo, the master's programme will start in the end of August. 28 prospective students have already applied. In October, NM-AIST will follow. At the University of Ghana, Corporate Environmental Management and CEMIS will be offered as a bundle of electives, selectable by students of already established master programmes like e.g. Environmental Sciences. At all three institutions, teaching will be supported by German lecturers, where needed.
We are really happy with our results so far.
Apart from all the positive reports and the resolving of some issues on the organisational level, other topics were discussed during the meeting. A proposal about establishing joint doctoral education in the field of EMIS has been sent to the DAAD recently. Other opportunities for further cooperation (research!) will be explored on our next meeting in Oldenburg, Germany.
Many thanks to Karoli Njau and Cecil Kithongo King'ondu for hosting this event.
April 25, 2014: Poster and Flyer available
February 25, 2014
Prof. Ralf Isenmann (Hochschule München) taught a shortcourse "Industrial Ecology" in Maputo last week.
February 07, 2014
DAAD-magazin.de has a story covering our project (sorry, German only).
January 06, 2014
In 2013, we developed adapted curricula based on surveys amongst african stakeholders, conducted by our sub-saharan partners. From our perspective, the local adaptation of the master's program in Environmental Management Information Systems is the key to successful implementation. Meanwhile, our partners had some bureaucratic hurdles to clear. In the end of 2014, we all met at Universidade Pedagógica (UP) for our second coordination meeting which was not only very productive but enjoyable as well.
We'd like to say thank you to all our partners, colleagues, and, last but not least, our supervisors at the German Academic Exchange Service and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Now the EMIS Sub-Sahara Project starts into a promising second year. In January and February, we have teaching activities at each and every african partner institution in order to train local staff.
In the mean time, we are preparing our documents for the first year evaluation. In March, the first students will enroll in the EMIS Master Programm at UP/Maputo. If all goes well, University of Ghana will follow in August.
We wish you a happy, healthy and successfull new year!
Curriculum for Maputo, Accra
October 22, 2013
Based on the surveys amongst stakeholders, conducted by our partner institutions in Ghana and Mozambique, a joint curriculum for the study program at University of Ghana and Universidade Pedagógica has been developed and is up for discussion.
First coordination Meeting in Mozambique and Tanzania
September 2, 2013
Three representatives of the IMBC GmbH visited the partners in Mozambique and Tanzania between July 22nd and August 02nd. In order to get a picture of the environmental situation and difficulties in the partner countries they visited companies from the local industry as well as political institutions and NGOs. To get an outside view they also met representatives from the German Embassy and the GIZ. In Tanzania an open lecture for interested students, faculty staff and companies was held, giving an introduction and information about the study program.
Partner meeting in Mozambique
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Horst Junker, Bernardino Bernardo, Jessica Sangmeister, Dr. Manuel Madeira Macandza, Dr. Uranio Stefane Mahanjane, Dr. Francisca Ludovina Salomão Langa, Dr. Apolinário Joaquim Malauene, Dr. Felix singo and Dr. Guilherme Basilio
Open lecture in Tanzania
Upcoming: Visits to the African Partner Universities
July 8, 2013
During the next weeks, our Partners from IMBC GmbH, Berlin, are going to visit our African Partner Universities for the first time. The subsaharan institutions are currently collecting empirical data in order to prepare the locally adapted curricula (see objectives).
April 25, 2013
Press release (sorry, it's German only)
EMIS Subsahara Project has started
January 7, 2013
Our main goal is the implementation of master study programmes in the field of Environmental Management Information Systems at subsaharan universities in Ghana, Tanzania and Mozambique (see Partners). Currently we are preparing our Kick-Off-Meeting, taking place in Oldenburg, Germany on April 22-23. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) administered project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.