• Ghanaian-German Centre

    Ghanaian-German Centre

  • Congolese-German Centre

    Congolese-German Centre

  • Tanzanian-German Centre

    Tanzanian-German Centre

  • Namibian-German Centre

    Namibian-German Centre

  • South Africa - Development Research

    South Africa - Development Research

  • South Africa - Transnational Criminal Justice

    South Africa - Transnational Criminal Justice

Centres of Excellence for Promoting Future Leaders in Africa

By establishing Centres of Excellence at leading African universities, the DAAD aims to create modern educational capacities of supraregional influence. The improvements in the educational quality and the greater research capacity available at these world-class hubs will enable the next generation of leaders to acquire training in line with international standards.

The goal for each centre is to strive to develop its own impact on the region and beyond.

DAAD – with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office – is funding this programme.

Along with the largely interdisciplinary Master’s and PhD programmes, all of the centres impart supplementary knowledge in the areas Good Governance, management and other multidisciplinary skills (conflict management, team building, intercultural competence). Moreover, all of the centres have a scholarship programme.

After an evaluation in 2012 the already established centres got the opportunity to continue in achieving their goals within another five year funding period. During this period more focus should be put to the social relevance and visibility in society of the centres.



New film with scenes from the Network Meeting and recap by the moderator

Go to the video clip.

Film Impression:
Centres of Excellence

Go to the Film-Impression of the Tanzanian-German Centre
Go to the Film-Impression of the Namibian-German Centre
Go to the Film-Impression of the South African-German Centre for Development Research
Go to the Film-Impression of the South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice