DAAD welcomes new lecturer

By Confidente Reporter

LAST week, Ellen Gölz, deputy head of mission of the German Embassy, welcomed the new lecturer of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Namibia, Julia Gambadatoun. Gambadatoun who has already taken  up her post as DAAD-lecturer since last year, however, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she had to work remotely, therefore it is against this background that Gambadatoun was finally introduced to Gölz.

In her role as DAAD lecturer, Gambadatoun will hold courses at the University of Namibia (UNAM) department in the literature studies of the German Section.

Apart from teaching at the university, Gambadatoun also coordinates DAAD activities – like consultation hours for students interested in studying in Germany and scholarship opportunities and career development workshops – at various educational institutions in Namibia.


The DAAD all over the world supports tertiary education through scholarships, exchange programmes and partnerships between scientific institutions.

The DAAD assists over 100 000 German and international students and researchers around the globe each year – making it one of the world’s largest funding organisation of its kind.

It also promotes internationalisation efforts at German universities, helps developing countries build their own systems of higher education and supports German Studies and German language programs abroad.

The DAAD has been funding around 110 Namibian postgraduate students and researchers per year for more than 20 years.

For Namibia, the DAAD offers many scholarship opportunities at the postgraduate level, including in-region scholarships, research and short-term visits to Germany, the Sciences Partnership for the Assessment of Complex Earth System Processes (SPACES) Programme, winter and summer German language courses, as well as other post-graduate scholarships in areas with relevance to developing countries and in the area of public policy and good governance (PPGG).