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Leipzig and Addis Ababa are sister cities since 2004. In these difficult times, the Association in support of this partnership calls for donations to support people in Ethiopia to prepare for and deal with the Corona virus crisis, to purchase medical equipment including masks and ventilators, an initiative which
The last week has seen outbreaks of violence across Ethiopia, as well as in the capital Addis Ababa. Our thoughts are in particular with our students and colleagues based there. In this interview, Ulf Engel sheds light on the background. This post has also been published on the ReCentGlobe
Today the EMGS programme welcomes over 100 participants to the first Digital Summer School. We would of course have preferred to meet in person at the shores of the Baltic Sea, however now we have to make the best out of it! After an opening with a key note
How is the Covid-19 crisis experienced around the world? Since 2018, EMGS Alumni Eva Lennartz works for the development policy foundation Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation in Baku/Azerbaijan and shares her experience in our blog.  #evdəqal – the Azerbaijani equivalent for #stayhome – is the slogan which spread quickly on
What started in the US after the murder of George Floyd, has spread into a global movement against different forms of racism and racial violence in many cities across the world. Throughout multiple fields of society, a vast number of individuals and initiatives are working hard on implementing the
For the virtual „Day of teaching and learning“ at Leipzig University (24 June 2020), the GESI team has produced a little video, bringing together voices from lecturers and staff as well as students. Have a look here: https://globalstudies-masters.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tag-Der-Lehre-GESI-compressed.m4v
Shortly before the summer term started, universities across the world had to switch to online only teaching. Some could build on previous experiences. On the ReCentGlobe blog Katarina Ristic and Matthias Middell look at the online teaching strategies, which had been developed at GESI before the corona pandemic. See: https://recentglobe.uni-leipzig.de/zentrum/detailansicht/artikel/blog-15-online-learning-at-the-global-and-european-studies-institute-2020-06-04/ 18 June 2020