The Open Society Foundation Fellowships were founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as part of its global special initiative “Refugees” has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to implement the project “New Perspectives through Academic Education and Training for Young Jordanians and Syrians”.
University College, London (UCL) was founded in 1826 as a drastically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. That tradition remains alive today. UCL is a modern institution, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities. 21 Nobel prize winners have come from the UCL University. Around 34% of UCL students come from outside the UK, attracted from nearly 140 countries around the globe.
by Robin Chater – Secretary-General of the Federation of International Employers and Stefanie Claudia Müller
Accroding to the book “The Roots of Prejudice” by Arnold Rose prejudice is essentially a rational reaction to a world where demand for opportunities outstrips supply. If you are a white male and you can persuade your employer to consider females and non-white job applicants as inherently inferior then your own chances of securing a desired job are immediately increased.
Finding a full-time job in Germany as a foreigner can be tough. While the number of international graduates is constantly increasing and a majority of them wishes to stay in Germany to work, only 25 percent succeed in finding full-time employment. Antti Kapanen from the HTW Berlin is an expert on this topic. In the six-week online course “Employability”students and graduates in Germany get concrete tools to be succesful in the jobsearch.