COSIMENA Summer School 2022

COSIMENA Summer School, in cooperation with Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, is offering again the COSIMENA Summer School on “Drylands Farming for the Future: How to create a Sustainable Farming Ecosystem in Arid Regions?” from September 10th until September 18th, 2022, to discuss the various forms of current successful concepts on the theme, the challenges as well as the opportunities to cooperate cross-regionally and with Germany.

This year, COSIMENA aims to offer participants a local vision of the environmental, economic, legal, social as well as communicative aspects, related to food sustainability and organic farming in the region to promote skills, tools, methods and reliable sources that allow participants to analyse in a critical perspective, problems related to sustainability and focusing on issues related to food and to apply the knowledge acquired to their professional experience with a view to producing and marketing food products consistent with the principles of sustainability.

Objectives

  • cross-regional exchange and cooperation about global challenges
  • enhancing awareness about environmental and economic challenges
  • combining theory with practical experience as a claim to a demand-oriented higher education, job market and post-pandemic world
  • and practical experience

Methodology

All lectures will be conducted in English.

Target Group

To achieve regional diversity and foster intercultural cooperation between Germany, Egypt and the MENA region, junior researchers from Germany, Egypt and the MENA region are highly encouraged to apply.

The targeted junior researchers should

  • currently be pursuing a master’s degree
  • have finished a master’s program within the last 5 years
  • show a great affinity to innovation and sustainability and cross-cultural exchange

The following fields are relevant: agriculture, food, economics, social sciences and environmental engineering.

How to apply?

Please apply online here: https://www.daad.de/surveys/718232?lang=en

Required documents include:

  • your CV in English
  • your graduate diploma (if already available)
  • proof of sufficient English language proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, language certificate from your university, proof of enrolment in an English-speaking program, etc.)
  • a motivation letter in English, outlining why you want to take part in the COSIMENA summer school, how you could personally benefit from the program and what kind of own research project you are working on and how it is related to the theme of the Summer School. The length of the motivation letter should range between 200 – 250 words.

Please note that only complete applications can be considered.

The application deadline is June 30th, 2022.

Logistics

The DAAD Regional Office Cairo will cover all costs related to mobility and accommodation in the scope of the COSIMENA Summer School. Accommodation will take place in SEKEM Guest House in Belbeis with three meals a day provided.

Kindly note that no daily allowance is provided to the participants!

For more information about the COSIMENA International Summer/Winter schools, kindly visit https://www.daad.eg/en/about-us/cosimena/annual-highlights/cosimena-summer-school/.

For inquiries please contact: cosimena@daadcairo.org

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Contact

  • DAAD Regional Office Tunis

    14, rue du 18 janvier 1952 1000 Tunis (Centreville) Telephone: +216 71 240 833
    Fax: +216 70 201340
    E-Mail: info@daad.tn