Partnership between Debre Markos University and Kempten University of Applied Sciences

As part of the project "Establishing an Africa Office" (German: "Aufbau eines Afrika-Büros), Kempten University of Applied Sciences is cooperating with various African universities, including Debre Markos University in Debre Markos, Ethiopia. With their project, Kempten UAS pursues far-reaching goals: A central concern is the development of joint teaching formats, particularly in the areas of start-ups and sustainability, in order to promote academic exchange and educational development in both regions. Another focus is on the joint application for research projects with a focus on digitalisation and sustainability. In addition, a lively exchange between lecturers, students and start-ups is being sought in order to share knowledge and innovations. Networking between companies and start-ups in Africa and Germany is also promoted in order to create economic synergies and collaborations.


Supported by BayFOR:

Research Focus:

  • Business
  • Digitalisation / ICT / AI
  • Education / Skills / Capacity Building
  • Environment / Natural Resources / Biodiversity


Germany (Bavaria), Ethiopia


Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schäfer