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Archive: News

Jalalabad, Picture: Harald Fuhr

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Kabul/Jalalabad, 23 September 2014, Day 2

Today, the second day of our trip, we fly to Jalalabad. The city has about 250,000 inhabitants and is situated near the border with Pakistan. The legendary Khyber Pass, the road from Kabul to Pakistan, runs through the city....
24. Sep 2014
Today, the second day of our trip, we fly to Jalalabad. The city has about 250,000 inhabitants and is situated near the border with Pakistan. The legendary Khyber Pass, the road from Kabul to Pakistan, runs through the more ...
Picture: Julka Jantz

A Travel Diary from Afghanistan: Kabul, 22 September 2014, Day 1

After lengthy preparations, we are leaving today for our round trip to four Afghan universities - Jalalabad, Herat, Kabul, and Mazar-e Sharif – where, since 2012, we’ve been involved in setting up public administration faculties...
23. Sep 2014
After lengthy preparations, we are leaving today for our round trip to four Afghan universities - Jalalabad, Herat, Kabul, and Mazar-e Sharif – where, since 2012, we’ve been involved in setting up public administration more ...
Pic.: Karla Fritze

The Appeal of Difference

Kovalevskaja awardee Dr. Kerstin Kaufmann wants to understand plant development and evolution
16. Sep 2014
Who doesn’t dream of the jackpot yet waits in vain? But fortune favors the brave. Biologist Dr. Kerstin Kaufmann was one of 14 Sofja Kovalevskaja winners in 2012. She received 1.6 million Euros with this award, for more ...
Picture: Karla Fritze

Fresh Spirit of Research

Young academics and professors prevail at the Collaborative Research Center „Information Structure”
09. Sep 2014
“Business is good,” says Prof. Malte Zimmermann, smiling contentedly. The “business” is the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) “Information Structure”, which Zimmermann, a linguist, heads and for which he is a more ...
Picture: Iris/pixelio.de

Too Much or Not Enough

Malnutrition – A worldwide problem
02. Sep 2014
Not enough food to fill the stomach. This is bitter reality for about 2 billion people on our globe. Millions die every year. Undernourishment is still one of the most pressing problems in the poorest countries of the more ...