DEADLINE EXTENSION

DEADLINE EXTENSION

Springer Book Publication: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION “Digital Transformation for Sustainability“ EXTENDED DEADLINE: 6th JUNE 2021!   All info at SPRINGER BOOK PUBLICATION: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021: call for application

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021: call for application

   “Sustainability in the 4th Industrial Revolution” The 4Th HEdIS Summer School will work towards: Development of a curriculum for ICT and sustainability Academic paper development for participants.   Format:  The 2021 SUMMER SCHOOL GOES HYBRID! South African students may attend physically or virtually (data and/or space with connectivity will be provided where required). German students will attend remotely; however, they can attend in person at the Summer School host venue should COVID-19 regulations and finances permit. Main venue for…

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SPRINGER BOOK PUBLICATION: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

SPRINGER BOOK PUBLICATION: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

We are inviting book chapter contributions for the Springer book: “DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY. ICT-supported Environmental Socio-economic Development” Editors: Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez & Dr. Maria Rosa Lorini The book will focus on the topics covered during the HEdIS Summer Schools (2017, 2018, 2019): Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizenship Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the frame of ICT Digital Transformation for Sustainability in Smart Cities Data Analytics for Sustainability. Participants to all HEdIS Summer Schools, experts, and scholars in these fields…

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 3RD HEDIS SUMMER SCHOOL

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 3RD HEDIS SUMMER SCHOOL

The 3rd HEdIS summer school will take place from the 24th of November to the 4th of December 2019. Applications for acceptance into the summer school are open to interested participants. All applications should be made through the application form provided. The closing date forapplications is the 1 st of August 2019. The theme for this summer school is “Digital Transformation for Sustainability in Smart Cities”. The objective of the summer school is to introduce students to technologies that have…

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HEdIS 2018 Summer School blog post by Seneme Mthembu

HEdIS 2018 Summer School blog post by Seneme Mthembu

The HEdIS summer school started on a high with an exceptional welcome from the organizing committee. The program began with  with presentations from civil society organizations that are trailblazers in promoting and implementing sustainability in various spheres. Listening to the speakers from United Behind and TOMA-NOW helped us to frame sustainability in South Africa and Cape Town in particular. The delegates were pleasantly surprised when everyone presented their pecha kucha style presentations. We able to catch a glimpse of each…

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Students can apply now – Summer School on Sustainability Entrepreneurship in Cape Town

Students can apply now – Summer School on Sustainability Entrepreneurship in Cape Town

The project Hub for Education on ICT for Sustainability offers every year within the project runtime a Summer School. This year’s Summer School is on Sustainability Entrepreneurship in the frame of ICT and will take place at the University of Cape Town from the 19th to 30th November 2018. The main objective is to raise awareness of the topic and the potential of ICT in this regard, and aims to facilitate and encourage entrepreneurship by providing skills and tools to…

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WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE FRAME OF ICT

WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE FRAME OF ICT

On May 22 and 23, the second workshop of our collaborative project Hub for Education on ICT for Sustainability (HEdIS) took place at Oldenburg University. Every year, we develop module curricula that we test in a Summer School at our South African partner universities. The topics that we will cover over the four-year project runtime are Water & Waste Management, Mobility and Energy Efficiency, as well as Education on Sustainability. This year’s topic is Sustainability Entrepreneurship in the frame of…

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Insights into YEEES Idea Jam

Insights into YEEES Idea Jam

Ten African and German students participated in the YEEES Idea Jam, a LAB on sustainability oriented entrepreneurial solutions at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany, from 22 January to 9 February 2018. The research project YEEES, an abbreviation for Yields of Evocative Entrepreneurial approaches on Environment and Society, is a collaboration of the German universities Leuphana University and Oldenburg University – at the department for Business Information Systems – , and the African universities Nelson Mandela University, University of Namibia and Universidade…

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Prof. Ulrike Rivett on ICT4D in South Africa

Prof. Ulrike Rivett on ICT4D in South Africa

HEdIS team member Prof. Ulrike Rivett from the University of Cape Town visited the University of Oldenburg. Not only did she held a guest lecture on Information Communication Technology for Development, abbreviated as ICT4D, we also had a group meeting to start planning ahead for the coming months. In her lecture, Prof. Ulrike Rivett talked about ICT4D – mobile technologies to leapfrog development in Africa. She works in a research team on Information for Community Services, iCOMMS, a research team within…

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Reactions of the 1st HEdIS Summer School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Reactions of the 1st HEdIS Summer School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

In the frame of the DAAD and BMZ sponsored project HEdIS, the 1st HEdIS Summer School “IoT for Sustainable Citizens” took place from 22nd to 30th November 2017. The Summer School was organized and run in partnership with the Nelson Mandela University (NMU, Port Elizabeth), the University of Cape Town (UCT, Cape Town) and the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (UOL, Oldenburg), at the NMU Embizweni Building on the South Campus in Port Elizabeth. Approx. 65 people, from the…

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