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DAAD University Management and Leadership Training program 2020 for developing countries


Deadline: 14 Oct,2019    Next term Starts:: 16 Feb,2020



UNILEAD is a short, practice-oriented learning program for young University Leaders in the field of Higher Education Management. In 2008 it was developed in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (DIES program) and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elisabeth (South Africa). UNILEAD focuses on different topics within Education Management and aims at fostering innovative projects in the area of organizational development and Human Resource Management in a higher education institution. The participants acquire techniques and methods, which enable them to effectively and efficiently organize institutional management in their home institutions.

It is taught in a blended-learning approach (2 online and 2 contact phases in Germany) in a combination of theoretical and practical parts (duration phase: January – September). The main focus of the program is the development and implementation of the individual project. UNILEAD, therefore, offers three different topics and various inputs related to the successful implementation of projects in the home institutions. The principal module is Project Management.


Eligibility and Criteria

Participants profile:

They have been holding a university management position with managerial and personnel responsibilities for at least two years in one of the following fields:

  • Participants are young university leaders aged between 30 and 40 years and hold at least a Master’s degree.
  • Managers of central university departments (Planning, Evaluation, Financing, Human Resources, Continuing Education, International Offices, Technology Transfer, etc.).
  • Taskforce managers for university reform projects.
  • Managers of staff development units or programs.

At Universities:

  • Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam).
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda).
  • Latin America (Bolivia, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru).
  • Middle East (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen).


Awards and Benefits

Gain skills and knowledge to:

  • React adequately to current international changing movements (e.g. internationalization, Bologna – Process, etc.)
  • Understand how to successfully manage different kinds of projects, understand how to set up a successful supporting network for projects,
  • understand how to deal with resistance while implementing projects and to identify factors responsible for the failure/success of projects,
  • understand new management systems and instruments,
  • deal with and use a justified selection of instruments and methods in given contexts,
  • identify important aspects of budgeting and funding in an international context,
  • critically reflect upon the possibilities for developing the new professions,
  • understand the role of Human Resource Management and how to set up HRM in educational institutions.


How To Apply

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