Job ID 30265
German Aids for Afghan Scholars and Students:
Germany wants to help Afghan students and scientists in need with special scholarships. Several important German educational institutions are looking for ways to educate Afghans, given the poor state of education under the Taliban.
About three-and-a-half months after the Taliban seized power, Kabul’s university scene has darkened: public universities have been closed, and their staff has not been paid for months; In private universities, female students are separated from male students; The outlook and future seemed disappointing for academics, especially female scientists and female students.
In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Konrad Share, a conflict researcher and board member of the Afghanistan Working Group (AGA), said that given the situation, Afghan scientists who have been able to leave Afghanistan are trying to reach out to the West. Afghanistan Working Group, an association of scientists and others and other experts with common interests who have been engaged in the scientific exchange of information about Afghanistan since 1966.
“He knows a large number of Afghans who used to work in academia and have already left their country and are now seeking asylum in Germany or the United States,” said Conrad Camel. “First of all, we are on the way to the west.”
The request for help from German scientific organisations to Afghan scientists has been made from the address of the two most important German scientific organisations that are active in the field of scientific exchange by offering scholarships. These include the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which works with doctoral students, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), which is responsible for professors’ degrees.
“We offered a total of 50 scholarships last year (under the Hilde-Domin-Program), some of which were to female students and “And we recently reached an agreement with the German Foreign Ministry on providing other financial resources,” he added.
This way we can probably distribute another 25 to 30 scholarships specifically for this group. The Hilde II program is part of the German Academic Exchange Service, which was set up about a year ago. The program is intended to support students worldwide, especially high-risk doctoral students who have been formally or practically deprived of their right to education in their home country, to resume or continue their studies in Germany.