The DAAD Information Centre created in 2009 serves Cameroon entirely. Its role is to represent the DAAD, which is an association of German institutes of higher education, in Cameroon.
The Information Centre mainly informs students, lecturers and Cameroonian researchers on German universities and scientific institutions. We also make DAAD scholarship programmes available in Cameroon and guide candidates during the application process.
We assist German students, academics and academic or research institutions at establishing contacts with Cameroon in the domains of internships, research or study visits and partnerships. Establishing new partnerships between Cameroonian and German universities and research institutions remains a main goal of our activity.
Since May 2010, the Centre is lodged in the new pedagogic block of the University of Yaoundé I. This office was officially opened on 27th October 2010 by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Cameroonian Minister of Higher Education. Nevertheless our outbuilding office at the Goethe-Institut Yaoundé in Bastos is still available.
Frank Kahnert acts as Director of the Information Centre. Since October 2013 he teaches at the Department of German Studies- University of Yaoundé I. Mr Kahnert read German Studies, German as a Foreign Language and French Studies in Cologne, Freiburg an Utrecht among others. Before coming to Cameroon, he taught German and organised didactic seminars in many foreign countries.
Brice Martial Chuepo is the Director’s assistant. He takes care of issues related to programmes and counselling. His training in German Studies coupled with his knowledge and experience of German and Cameroonian university environments give him enough authority to inform competently since 2009.
DAAD lector rat the University of Dschang
Since October 2013 a DAAD lector is working at the University of Dschang. Mrs Christine Twittmann who teaches at the Department of German Studies is also responsible of DAAD programmes for the university members of Dschang. Do not hesitate to contact her: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. 94 68 18 71.