1. Concert by Clueso, Samuel Yirga and Max Herre in Ethiopia
  2. Handing over of DAAD Scholarships on 24 May in the Ambassador's residence
  3. Girls Soccer Tournament

Concert by Clueso, Samuel Yirga and Max Herre in Ethiopia

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany presents in cooperation with “Viva con Agua“ and the Goethe Institute two concerts of the well-known musicians “Clueso” (singer-songwriter, rapper, jazz musician), “Max Herre” (singer-songwriter, rapper and former Freundeskreis) and “Samuel Yirga” (Ethiopian funk-pianist) and other German and Ethiopian musicians.  

Handing over of DAAD Scholarships on 24 May in the Ambassador's residence

On May 24th 2016 Ambassador Schmidt invited outgoing and returning Ethiopian DAAD-scholars of the years 2015/6 to the residence to congratulate them on being selected as scholarship recipients.

Girls Soccer Tournament

U12 Girls Soccer Tournament of the German Embassy School

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Appointments for the application of long term visa for family reunion, student, work, and other are currently (March 2016) booked out for the next eight months. Enquiries in regard to appointments wil...

Information portal for foreign professional qualifications

Since the Recognition Acts entered in force, the state government and the federal states established an extensive range of information structures aimed to support their implementation. The three information portals for recognition of foreign professional qualifications, “BQ-Portal”, “Recognition in Germany” and “anabin”, are central in this context. Their close cooperation ensures high quality content and consistency.
This online work and knowledge sharing platform helps assessment authorities and companies to better assess and evaluate vocational and further training qualifications obtained abroad. The BQ-Portal offers a comprehensive online work and knowledge sharing platform, which helps the assessment authorities and companies to better assess and evaluate vocational and further training qualifications obtained abroad.

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In support of the sustainable development goals of agenda 2030 (SDGs), Technische Universität Dresden is offering a range of environmental management courses in 2016 and 2017:

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    68th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Integrated Water Resource Management and Health (SC68)
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    69th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SC69)
  • 17 November - 13 December, 2016
    70th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Sustainable Cities(SC70)
  • 10 January - 11 July, 2017
    40th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries (EM40)

These courses are designed to prepare the participants for their tasks of environment-related planning, coordination and management within ministries, agencies and local governments as well as NGOs of their home countries. Participants are expected to have several years of course relevant professional experience and to be nominated by their institution in a developing or emerging country.

The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. 
Application deadline is June 09, 2016.

Interested? Please visit the application FAQ and apply solely via the website of TU Dresden: www.tu-dresden.de/cipsem

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