High-Powered Academic Delegation Led By German Minister in Namibia Last Week

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The Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Theresia Bauer, visited Windhoek on 4 and 5 October. 

The visit to Namibia was the second part of her trip to Africa that she had started in Cape Town on 1 October.

Minister Bauer was accompanied by the Presidents of the Universities of Hohenheim, Heidelberg, Nürtingen-Geislingen and Stuttgart as well as the Universities of Applied Sciences of Esslingen, Konstanz, Mannheim and Ulm. High-ranked representatives of the Universities of Mannheim and Tübingen as well as Stuttgart Media University and Heidelberg University of Education were also part of the delegation. Furthermore, the CEO’s of Baden Württemberg Foundation and Baden-Württemberg International accompanied the minister.


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On 4 October, Minister Bauer attended the reception of the German Ambassador Christian Schlaga at his residency in Windhoek on the occasion of the Day of German Unity and delivered a short speech to the guests. The day after, meetings were held with the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Becky Ndjoze-Ojo, at the University of Namibia and the Namibia University of Science and Technology.