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Montag, 22. September 2014

Notes & Dates


03.09.2014 Start of the German Language Course


18.09.-19.09. Conference “Multilocality in the Global South and North: Factors, features and policy implications”




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Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Kallert is named Professor Ad-Honorem of UACh

During the graduation ceremony in Valdivia, Prof. Jorge Díaz Castro (Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences) handed over a diploma of gratitude and appreciation to Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Kallert, Head of SPRING Dortmund, for having integrated UACh into the SPRING university network.

In the name of UACh, Dr. Felix Fuders dignified the Head of SPRING Dortmund as Professor Ad-Honorem of the Institute of Economy of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Kallert received this nomination evidently surprised and affected. He pointed out that this ceremony is very special to him because it will be his last ceremony as Head of the SPRING Programme since his retirement is getting closer.


Graduation of SPRING students in Valdivia, Chile

July 2014 -The graduation exams in Valdivia took place the 17th and 18th of July which were hosted by Dr. Felix Fuders (SPRING coordinator UACh), Prof. Einhard Schmidt-Kallert (Head of SPRING at TU Dortmund University) and Prof. Víctor Jacques Parraguez (Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of UACh). The six SPRING students Akosua Osei-Appaw and Hanna Adom-Ameyaw, both from Ghana, Maya Virdayanti from Indonesia, Irina Popusoi from Moldova, Bonnie Mendoza from the Philippines and Md. Shakil Khan from Bangladesh participated successfully and received their certificate of graduation with excellent results. Moreover Dr. Manfred Max-Neef (Right Livelihood Award Laureate 1983) encouraged the SPRING graduates in his talk to continue their professional and personal life in accordance to one’s convictions. “In the end of the career”, he says, “you will look at the past and feel proud and very happy of what you did. The more you gave of you to others, the more you have been grown. This is my advice with my best wishes for you.”


SPRING Ghana – Workshop Presentation and Master Thesis Defense

June 2014 – The exam period for SPRING Ghana has taken place the 12th and 13th of June 2014. The international SPRING Student Mathew William Makufwe successful defended his Master Thesis and three workshop groups presented their findings and results about a new Mid Term Development Plan for Kwahu West Municipal Assembly (2014 – 2017).