Venue: Taita Taveta University, Voi, Kenya

Dates of the seminar: 7th to 11th October 2024

Call for Applications

Welcome to the world of life-long learning! It is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal or professional development. In today's rapidly changing world, learning doesn't stop with formal education; it's a journey that continues throughout our lives. From acquiring new skills to adapting to new technologies and understanding diverse perspectives, lifelong learning is the key to staying relevant, fulfilled, and empowered in our personal and professional endeavors. Lifelong learning fosters a culture of curiosity, creativity, and innovation. It encourages us to explore new ideas, challenge assumptions, and think critically about the world. Throughout the seminar, participants will gain insights from various stakeholders, including academia, industry, government, and civil organizations, in a series of lectures presented by selected professors of the convening university partners. Alumni will also be requested to prepare a scientific poster or a short presentation to be presented during the seminar. This interactive format allows us to engage deeply with the subject matter and encourages collaboration and knowledge exchange among peers.

Join us as we delve into the transformative power of lifelong learning and discover how it can enrich our lives in countless ways, equipping us for success in the dynamic landscape of the 21st century and beyond.

Application procedure

Your application (in English language) should emphasize your motivation and personal/professional benefit for your participation in the seminar. You should illustrate how you plan to integrate the knowledge and experiences obtained at the seminar into your professional work and how you will involve stakeholders in your cooperation activities.

You can either apply online below or submit your application attached here to the provided emails. In case you fill out the offline form, your application should be accompanied by:

  1. a short CV with a photograph
  2. relevant documentation of your alumni status
  3. presentation of your contribution to the seminar, which can be designed creatively, for example as a video or poster


Please note: The accuracy and completeness of personal data provided in the application form will determine the eligibility as a participant. After a review by the organizing committee, successful applicants will be notified by the 1st of September 2024. You will have to confirm the acceptance of your invitation by a given deadline date mentioned in the confirmation letter.

For further questions and submission of your application, please contact:

  1. Prof. Jan C. Bongaerts - j-c.bongaerts@ioez.tu-freiberg.de
  2. Dr. Jiangxue Liu - Jiangxue.Liu@mabb.tu-freiberg.de
  3. Dr. Benard Alunda - benard.ouma@ttu.ac.ke

Seminar Application Form

Bio data

Family name/s (as in passport)

Please provide a valid family name.
First name/s (as in passport)

Please provide a valid first name.
Date of birth

Form of address


Passport number


Current address (street + number)

Postal code


Country of residence


Professional profile

Postgraduate level


Current employer (Institution / Organisation / Company, etc.)

Department (if applicable)

Current position

Current working project

Working sector (please select one item from the list)

Scholarship info

University/universities/research organisation(s) previously visited / attended in Germany. Please indicate the duration of each stay. This section is essential to verify your alumni status. The organizers may request proof of the information provided.

Date and duration of stay

Host university / organization

Purpose of stay

Type of scholarship/funding in Germany

Funding organisation (DAAD, AvH, University XY, private, etc)

Former financial support from DAAD or other funding programs (e.g. Development-Related Postgraduate Courses – EPOS) or other DAAD funded activities

Provide a short description of your personal input into the seminar (Max 200 words)

Provide a short statement about your expectations with regard to Life-Long Learning (Max 150 words)


Attach a short CV (Europass CV)

Provide relevant documentation of your alumni status

Attach the presentation of your contribution to the seminar (A poster/power point/video)

For technical support plese contact kibwana@ttu.ac.ke

A printable form is available for applicants who will prefer to use it. Please download, print, fill, scan and send the form to benard.ouma@ttu.ac.ke