Workshop on Research Methodology and Academic Practice for Afghan Ph.D. Students in Heidelberg
Twelve afghan Ph.D. students came to visit the Max Planck Foundation in Heidelberg at the start of August. These guest academics participated in a two-week intensive workshop on research methodology and academic practice which was organised and supervised by the Foundation. The workshop was headed by Professor Dr. Mohammad Farajiha from the Tarbiat Modarres University in Tehran who along, with imparting theoretical knowledge, assisted the workshop participants in an advisory capacity with the further development of their doctoral projects.
In addition, the doctoral students also used their stay in Heidelberg to benefit from the Foundation’s research facilities as well as the library of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.
These twelve Afghan academics are scholarship recipients of the Hamida-Barmaki Scholarship Programme for Ph.D. Students, which is financed by the German Foreign Office. During this three-year programme, scholarship recipients work not only on their doctoral theses, but also fulfil an important multiplier function in their roles as lecturers at their home universities in Afghanistan