Alumni Talks

Alumni Talks ist eine Veranstaltungsreihe, in der ehemalige OeAD-Stipendiat/innen von sich selbst und ihrer Forschung erzählen. Sie präsentieren einem breiten Publikum ihre persönliche und berufliche Erfahrung vor, während und nach dem Stipendienaufenthalt. Bisher wurden fast 20 Alumni aus unterschiedlichen Ländern und Bildungsbereichen eingeladen, um ihre inspirierenden Forschungsprojekte, ihre Herausforderungen und Erfahrungen zu teilen.

Gibson S. Nyanhongo, Zimbabwe

Gibson S. Nyanhongo © OeAD/Elke Stinnig

From the University of Zimbabwe to IFA Tulln: My journey in biotechnology | 12 May 2017

Gibson S. Nyanhongo, one of the beneficiaries of the North-South-Dialogue Scholarship funded by the Austrian development cooperation, shared his experiences in Austria and his research activities.

Invitation and short CV | Review

Sayeh Agegnehu, Ethiopia

Sayeh Agegnehu © OeAD/Elke Stinnig

Land rights and land administration in Ethiopia | 16 March 2017

Sayeh Agegnehu is the Vice President for Business and Development at Debre Markos University and the national coordinator of the APPEAR EduLAND project.

Invitation and short CV | Review

Csaba Vad, Hungary

Csaba Vad © OeAD/Elke Stinnig

Global change in alpine lakes – what can microscopic organisms tell us? | 3 November 2016

Csaba Vad is an aquatic ecologist and obtained an Ernst Mach fellowship at WasserCluster Lunz in the working group of Robert Ptacnik. During this period, he started to work with alpine lakes focusing on their planktonic organisms.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Kevin Nyongesa, Kenya

Kevin Nyongesa © OeAD/Elke Stinnig

How to build up successful partnerships | 17 March 2016

Kevin Nyongesa completed the Master Programme "Mountain Forestry" at the BOKU in 2014. Since then he has worked as a lecturer at the Department of Natural Resources at Egerton University. Kevin is doing his PhD on "Fire management in Mt. Kenya Forest" at the BOKU. His studies are financed by APPEAR.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Vittorio Pace, Italy

Vittorio Pace © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Railway chemistry. Departure station: Italy, direction: Austria. How to approach an international academic career in chemistry | 15 October 2015

Vittorio Pace's main research activity deals with the development of synthetic tactics based on the use of organolithiums methods with vistas to their application in synthetic medicinal chemistry.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Felicia Arudo Yieke, Kenya

Felicia Aruda Yieke © OeAD/Elke Stinnig

Language and power | 19 March 2015

Felicia Arudo Yieke has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Vienna. For her PhD studies she received a North-South Dialogue Scholarship, financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). Her research interests are in the areas of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Sara de Jong, Netherlands

Sara de Jong © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Intercultural mediators: The experiences of migrant NGO workers in Austria | 23 October 2014

Sara de Jong has a PhD in Politics from the University of Nottingham, UK. In 2012 she received an Ernst Mach Grant from the OeAD to conduct her research at the University of Vienna. Her research and teaching expertise include citizenship and civil society, migration and diversity, and feminism.

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Rhoda Birech, Kenya

Rhoda Birech © OeAD/Katrin Messner

How to build up successful partnerships? | 11 March 2014

Rhoda Birech is a senior lecturer at Egerton University and holds a PhD in Organic Agriculture from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria. For her research she received a North-South Dialogue Scholarship, financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Sandra Aparcana, Peru

Sandra Aparcana © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Corporate social responsibility – Opportunities for companies and society | 24 October 2013

Sandra Aparcana earned her PhD at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation. Her professional expertise encompasses renewable energy, life cycle assessment and sustainable waste management in developing countries.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Bálint Kovács, Hungary

Balint Kovacs © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Bis(s) nach Wien. Von Vampiren, Zombies und dem Forschen in Österreich | 10 April 2014

Bálint Kovács verfasste seine Dissertation über deutschsprachige Horrorfilme und phantastische Literatur der Zwischenkriegszeit. Er erhielt ein Ernst-Mach-Stipendium sowie ein Franz-Werfel-Stipendium.

Invitation and short CV

Zerfu Hailu, Fentahun Mengistu & Belayneh Ayele, Ethiopia

Zerfu Hailu, Fentahun Mengistu, Belayneh Ayele © OeAD/Katrin Messner

How to build up a university partnership with Austria? An Ethiopian perspective | 6 March 2013

The three alumni are team members of the appear project "TRANSACT", whose main objective is to strengthen the transformation competences of the Ethiopian consortium partners in research and training.

Invitation and short CVs | Presentation

Paul T. Yillia, Sierra Leone

Paul T. Yillia © OeAD/Katrin Messner

The outcome of Rio+20: Is "the future we want" achievable? | 17 October 2012

Paul T. Yillia's expertise includes capacity development in the water sector. He is a member of the International Water Association and belongs to some of its specialist groups, including Healthrelated Water Microbiology, River Basin Management and Diffuse Pollution.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Helen Nakimbugwe, Uganda

Helen Nakimbugwe © OeAD

Intercultural experiences – Observations and experiences in working with international teams in research | 29 March 2012

Helen Nakimbugwe has a doctorate in Animal Breeding from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Chiheb Mehtelli, Tunisia & Jean Bertrand Miguoue, Cameroon

Jean Bertrand Miguoue © OeAD

Österreichische Literatur in Afrika | 21 March 2012

Chiheb Mehtelli ist ehemaliger Franz Werfel-Stipendiat des OeAD. Sein Forschungsschwerpunkt ist Thomas Bernhard. Jean Bertrand Miguoue ist ebenfalls ehemaliger Franz Werfel-Stipendiat des OeAD und sein Forschungsschwerpunkt ist Peter Handke.

Invitation and short CVs

Steve Omondi Odour, Kenya

Steve Omondi Odour © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Impact of changes in rainfall patterns on the flamingo populations in two Kenyan Rift Valley lakes | 1 December 2011

Steve Omondi Odour graduated with the Doctor of life sciences from Vienna University in 2006. His studies were funded within the North-South-Dialogue Scholarship Programme, financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Dana Pfeiferová, Czech Republic

Dana Pfeiferová © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Erfahrungen einer "Werfelianerin" | 15 June 2011

Dana Pfeiferová erhielt ein Franz-Werfel-Stipendium an der Universität Wien. Zu ihren Forschungsschwerpunkten zählen Neuere österreichische Literatur und Libuše Moníková.

Invitation and short CV

Subodh Sharma, Nepal

Subodh Sharma © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Alarming signs of climate change and pollution in the Himalayan lakes and rivers | 17 March 2011

Subodh Sharma completed his PhD "Biological Assessment of Water Quality in the Rivers of Nepal" at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) within the North-South-Dialogue Scholarship Programme, financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).

Invitation and short CV | Presentation

Paul Bukuluki, Uganda

Paul Bukuluki © OeAD/Katrin Messner

Peace and conflict issues in Africa taking a case of the Great Lakes region | 17 January 2011

Paul Bukuluki completed his PhD "Succession planning for orphans and vulnerable children in the context of HIV/AIDS" within the North-South-Dialogue Scholarship Programme financed by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) at the University of Vienna.

Invitation and short CV | Presentation