Opportunities for students and researchers to spread wings

Johan Van Zyl -- Mon, 09/12/2016 - 10:11

Opportunities for students and researchers to spread wings

Students and researchers from the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) have recently had the opportunity to find out more about study and exchange opportunities to Germany.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), had a briefing session on the funding of study and research opportunities in Germany at the School of Languages. The Department of German, Gerda Wittmann (subject chairperson), Dr Philip van der Merwe and Helga Fourie welcomed the visitors, Dr Philina Wittke, the director of DAAD SA, and her colleagues, Meghan Rossouw and Ntsiki Mdlankomo.

The venue was packed with interested students and researchers. The German lecturer at the NWU’s Vaal Triangle Campus, Wendy Barrow, and some students of Vanderbijlpark also attended the event.

As part of the celebration of 35 years of cooperation between DAAD and the NWU, students and colleagues had the opportunity during a light lunch to find out more about each other. The visitors also had a positive conversation with Prof Wannie Carstens, director of the School of Languages, Prof Johann van der Walt, director of the Research Unit: Languages and Literature in the South African context, and Dr Shernice Soobramoney, director of the NWU’s International Office.

See the film "GerMany ways to success" on the opportunities and success stories:

Dr Philina Wittke, director of DAAD (SA), Helga Fourie (German, NWU), Meghan Rossouw (DAAD), Dr Philip van der Merwe (German, NWU), Gerda Wittmann (Subject chairperson:  German, NWU) and Ntsiki Mdlankomo (DAAD).