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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Artombo present at the 1st HEdIS Summer School

Artombo present at the 1st HEdIS Summer School

Artombo was also present at the 1st HEdIS Summer School.  Artombo is a cultural project which offers art workshops for children and young people from communities surrounding Port Elizabeth. It aimed at providing high quality art classes to learners who would otherwise not have the opportunity. In addition to art skills, they learners are taught various life skills through the process. It is a continuing project which started as a results of an initial combined DAAD sponsored research project between NMU…

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1st HEdIS Summer School Impressions

1st HEdIS Summer School Impressions

On November 22nd, 2017 the 1st HEdIS Summer School started with a Welcome Event at the Summerstrand Hotel in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Students and some industrial partners had the opportunity to register early for our summer school and also exchange some words to get to know each other. The first day of the Summer School (November 23rd 2017) focused on an introduction to IoT, overviews on sustainability topics (water, mobility and energy study cases), and a presentation on design…

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Virtual pre-module of the Summer School started

Virtual pre-module of the Summer School started

All participants of our first HEdIS Summer School “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizen” are supposed to participate in the virtual pre-module. Each confirmed participant got an invite to the Summer School platform, on which the participants of the Summer School find preparing ressources and pre-module assignments,  and are supposed to work through the four themes the Internet of Things, Water, Mobility and Energy. Assignments have to be uploaded and quizzes have to be conducted before the start of the Summer…

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Confirmation mails are sent out

Confirmation mails are sent out

Applications for the Summer School are closed and notification mails were sent out to eligible participants. We are now waiting for the last eligible participants to confirm their participation. All participants can start preparing for the Summer School in an virtual pre-module from next week onwards. It will, in general, consist of articles, journal papers, videos and podcasts to get familiar with the themes of our first Summer School. Besides getting a basic understanding of the themes and respective challenges,…

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Summer School applications are open now

Summer School applications are open now

Applications for our first HEdIS Summer School on “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens” are open now. The overarching subject of the programme is the Internet of Things (IoT) that is so far underachieved even though it is said to be the driver of the fourth industrial revolution and Future Internet. African countries are not keeping pace with these technological advancements and do not have the skills and research required for IoT. It, however, offers potentials that will be explored in…

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SAVE THE DATE for our first Summer School

SAVE THE DATE for our first Summer School

The title of the first HEdIS Summer School is finally set: “Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizens”. We are excited to announce that the Summer School will run from November 20th to 4th of December, with face-to-face lectures and workshops taking place from November 23rd to 29th at Nelson Mandela University, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The HEdIS team aims at creating awareness about sustainability problems in the themes water, mobility and energy. We will, among other things, tackle the complexities…

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Round-up of 1st Workshop

Round-up of 1st Workshop

The HEdIS workshop started with presentations on sustainability research projects at the Oldenburg University. This was followed by workshop sessions where participants chose and took part one of three round table discussions, which focused on the three main themes of the workshop as well as the upcoming summer school: water management, energy efficiency and sustainable mobility. The first task was to identify  problems and/or case studies of each field and in which way theses issues could be addressed or solved and transferred into…

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