Adaptability, Food Security, Risk, and the Right to the City in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods and Green Infrastructure
Teaching and Training - Student Exchange
AfriCity closely interlinks research, teaching and training. In order to involve and to encourage young scientists, we are providing full scholarships for Masters students (M.A./M.Sc./M.Ed. or similar) for a short-term study stay at one of our partnering universities. African students are welcome to participate in courses and other learning activities at the Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (FAU), Germany. FAU Geography students will be hosted by Sokoine University or CBE (Morogoro or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), the University of Malawi (Zomba, Malawi), or Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa). To be eligible to participate in the exchange programme, you must be registered as a student or a research assistant at the AfriCity partnering department of your home university.
Student field course in Dar es Salaam (Photo: F. Krüger)
- A 4 weeks’ academic stay in Tanzania, Malawi or South Africa (FAU students), or in Germany (African students)
- Several exchange periods each year, ongoing until 2020
- Gather international research experience
- Transfer of ECTS possible, university registration fee waiver
- Preparation of Master’s thesis in thematic context of AfriCity
- Full scholarship covering air fare and living costs abroad
- Contact PI or project staff at your home institution for detailed information (at least 4 months before intended stay)
- Convincing personal motivation letter: one page in English
- Willingness to enrich the research process
- Strong commitment to the project's networking aims
- Good command of English
- Intercultural competence, excellent social skills, physical health, high mental capacity
- Detailed feedback report
Interested? Contact us and/or apply now!
Staff Exchange, Training, and Citizen Research
AfriCity also promotes transnational cooperation and networking of scholars, and includes training components for practitioners from thematic fields related to the project’s topic. Moreover, AfriCity contributes to urban citizens’ and other stakeholders’ understanding of the project’s topics and, reciprocally, lets them share their perceptions, attitudes and practices, thus facilitating an ‘ownership’ of their urban living environment beyond the duration of the project.
Teaching and training components include
- collaborative development of curricula and courses as well as joint classes, summer schools, workshops and guest lectures
- an iterative enhancement of topics, teaching methods and learning tools, including modifications of the curriculum, assessments, and structure of the courses/teaching units through “feedback loops”
- training needs analysis (TNA) with regards to GIS and Remote Sensing, various participatory teaching activities "in the field"
- combining ‘Action Research’ and ‘Citizen Research’, ‘doing research’