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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
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
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
Good news from our partner in New Zealand: On 14 May the university can open again. Find  a message from Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne: here We are happy, that students can again enjoy the beautiful the campus in Dunedin. This is how it looked during lockdown: For current information
There is no new experience in society without immediate comment by experts on consequences – intended ones and unintended ones as well. After a few weeks of online teaching a new term has made already its career: zoom fatigue and there is a good explanation why we may feel