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First class of sculptors with additional craft training graduate

1 July, 2020:

The first graduates of the additional training program for stonemasons and restorers at the Ivan Trusch College of Decorative and Applied Art in Lviv, Ukraine have been awarded their Bachelor’s degree certificates.

Our project manager, Dirk Brüggemann-Bulgakow, certified that the graduates are capable of performing stonemasonry and restoration work and underscored the similarity with the German training program. The young sculptors were able...Read more

 
Foundation, Vocational Training

Coronavirus assistance for our partners

2 June, 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions in Ukraine, Moldavia, Russia and Georgia were forced to switch to remote teaching almost overnight. Unfortunately, as in Germany, they are lacking the requisite technical equipment such as computers, laptops, smartphones, fast internet as well as learning and teaching materials for students and teachers. By financing new laptops and textbooks, we are supporting our partners to maintain vocational college classes in spite of quarantine measures.

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Multiplication, Vocational Training

New project locations in Beloyarsky and Yekaterinburg

20 May, 2020:

In the coming years, we aim to bring our experience and the results of our long-standing successful cooperation with the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Yekaterinburg (Уральский колледж технологий и предпринимательства) to other vocational colleges in Russia. After about a year of preparation, we signed a contract on the modernization of tiler training with the Beloyarsky Technical College  (Read more

 
Prizes and Awards

Mourning the death of Rolf Hochhuth

15 May, 2020:

On May 13, 2020, author and dramatist Rolf Hochhuth passed away in Berlin, Germany at the age of 89. He was the first recipient of our Jacob Grimm Award in 2001.

Rolf Hochhuth was one of the most influential German playwrights of the post-war period. His plays generally revolved around historical events, frequently ones linked to Nazi rule. His works “The Deputy” (1963) and “Lawyers” (1979) triggered political controversy. In the former, he questioned the role of Pope Pius XII....Read more

 
higher education

Agreement on the modernization of degree programs for Urban and Regional Planning in Ukraine signed

27 April, 2020:

The introduction of a Master’s degree program in urban and regional planning aligned with Western European standards is the aim of our latest cooperation with the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (Київський національний університет будівництва i архітектури).  Building on jointly run schools of urban planning in Kiev, Kharkiv and Lutsk,...Read more