Dr. James Meja Ikobwa Wins the Internationally Recognized Jacob- und Wilhelm-Grimm-Preis
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Fri, 2015-09-11 09:44

The Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Prize, financed by the German Federal Office, is
the highest recognition in International German Studies and was founded in
1995. In 2011, the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Förderpreis was introduced for
upcoming outstanding young researchers who have visibly contributed
greatly towards the promotion of German abroad through research, teaching
and publication in the fields of language, literature and culture. The
award winner is secretly picked from a list of nominees from all over the
world by a panel of eminent professors in the field of German Studies. 

Dr. Ikobwa won the award especially on the strength of his contribution towards the
promotion of cultural exchange between Europe and Africa, as the ganaa (German African Network of Alumna and Alumnae) Coordinator and as the President of the German Studies Association in Eastern and Central Africa. This award recognizes his contributions over and above his academic publications and academic networking experience.

This is the first time the award is being given to an African, and this makes it an
exceptionally great achievement.

Dr. Ikobwa shared the platform with the Brazilian Prof. Paulo Astor Soethe.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2016-12-31 09:44
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