DAAD University Leadership and Management Training Programme (UNILEAD) 2020 for University Managers in Developing Countries

Application Deadline: October, 14th 2019.

The UNILEAD programme (University Leadership and Management Training Programme) is a Blended-Learning programme for young University Leaders within the field of Higher Education Management.

UNILEAD is a short, practice oriented learning programme for young University Leaders in the field of Higher Education Management. In 2008 it was developed in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (DIES programme) and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elisabeth (South Africa). 

UNILEAD focuses on different topics within Education Management and aims at fostering innovative projects in the area of organisational development and Human Resource Management in higher education institution. The participants acquire techniques and methods, which enable them to effectively and efficiently organise institutional management in their home institutions.

It is taught in a blended-learning approach (2 online and 2 contact phases in Germany) in a combination of theoretical and practical parts (duration phase: January – September).

The main focus of the programme is the development and implementation of the individual project. UNILEAD therefore offers three different topics and various inputs all related to the successful implementation of projects in the home institutions. The principal module is Project Management.

1) Project Management (PM)

2) Financing and Investment (F&I) and

3) Human Resource Management (HRM).

Participants’ prOfile

Participants are young university leaders aged between 30 and 40 years and hold at least a Master’s degree.

They have been holding a university management position with managerial and personnel responsibilities for at least two years in one of the following fields:

o    Managers of central university departments (Planning, Evaluation, Financing, Human Resources, Continuing Education, International Offices, Technology Transfer etc.).

o    Task force managers for university reform projects.

o    Managers of staff development units or programmes.

At universities in  

o    South East Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam).

o    Sub-Saharan Africa (Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda).

o    Latin America (Bolivia, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru).

o    Middle East (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DAAD University Leadership and Management Training Programme

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