The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Department of Continuing Education and Education Management (we.b) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany are jointly organising the DIES University Leadership and Management Training Programme UNILEAD in Oldenburg, enabling young management-level professionals at higher education institutions in developing countries to tackle successfully every-day challenges. In order to do so, the programme brings together the topics Project Management, Financing and Investment and Human Resource Management with individual and practice-oriented change projects of each participant.

UNILEAD is targeting higher education managers from developing countries. The two key criteria are:
1.  Applicants have been holding a university management position with managerial and personnel responsibilities for at least two years in one of the following fields:
o Managers of central university departments (Planning, Quality Management, Human Resources, Continuing Education, etc.).
o Task force managers for university reform projects.
o Managers of staff development units or programmes.
2.  Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.

Further criteria are:
 Applicants are young university leaders aged between 30 and 40 years.
 Applicants hold at least a Master’s degree.
 The provision of international experience will be an asset.

Contact person:
Ms. Thea Wagener (
Ms. Raffaella Lesizza (

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