Welcome to STUBE Hessen, a study accompanying programme for students from Africa, Asia and Latin America who study at hessian universities!
The events are open for students of all faculties and are arranged in an interdisciplinary way. The focus is on development-oriented issues in relation to the SDGs (UN Sustainable Development Goals) and the events are executed in cooperation with competent experts in the field by use of various educational approaches. The seminars, academies and workshops aim at helping to develop a South-South dialogue in which topics relevant for the participants are discussed. By offering these events STUBE Hessen also aims at building up a network among the students. 2 seminars per semester are held in English.
STUBE Hessen supports initiatives and work groups of foreign students who want to organize development-oriented events in their cities. The support includes help with the organization and implementation of events, choosing experts, and STUBE will, on application, participate in the financing.
Many students spend several years in Germany without having an opportunity to visit their home countries. Things that were familiar in former times become strange, personal contacts dwindle and also contacts to universities and companies – and thus to potential employers – are missing upon the students' return.
Taking this into account, STUBE Hessen promotes work experience schemes for professional training (internships etc.) and research stays for final thesis in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The aim of such stays is to help students building a bridge to their home countries and to prepare themselves purposefully for their future professional life. STUBE supports the visits by covering the travel costs, health insurance for the stay abroad and in some cases helps out with a payment for inland travel costs.
Providing the website "Hessen Higher Education Institutions in the North-South Context" ("Hessische Hochschulen im Nord-Süd-Kontext")
The website offers comprehensive information on activities on development-oriented issues and international programs of the universities and institutions of higher education as well as other scientific agencies in Hesse. It also presents NGOs and working groups throughout Hessen that have an international, intercultural and development-oriented approach.