The InSPiRE project


The project "Initiation of structured postgraduate programmes in research methods education - A German-Tanzanian partnership in the Social Sciences (InSPiRE)" aims at jointly initiating structured postgraduate programmes in research methods education for their postgraduate students in the social sciences both at the University of Vechta, Germany, and the St. Augustine University of Tanzania:



The partnership develops structures that help to constantly qualify master students for participation in the PhD programme, support the most promising among them as later PhD students during this important step of further qualification, and to finally train those who are striving for a scientific career so that they are able to teach in the programme and to further develop its structures. The programme includes cirriculum development, lecturer training and exchange, MA and PhD workshops and exchange, and evaluation measures to ensure self-sustainability. It is a "structured partnership" funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), from 01/2012 until 12/2015.



Photos: H. Künemund, N. Tanschus, City of Vechta, University of Vechta