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Centre for International and Intercultural Communication

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The Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) offers a platform to work on international and intercultural issues in the area of information and communication technologies (IT).

Our main goals are:

  • encouraging international [2]dialogue
  • development of demand-oriented and sustainable concepts for building IT structures [3], especially in poorer or crisis-stricken countries
  • planning, developing and implementing innovative IT solutions [4] in such countries,
  • vocational training of IT specialists [5]
  • sensitization of students for topics related to development co-operation

Current activities

Graduation ceremony of fourth Computer Science Master's program [6]

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On September 25, 2018, the graduation ceremony for the participant of the Computer Science Master's program for Afghan lecturers was held at TU Berlin in presence of the Afghan Minister of Higher Education, H. E. Prof. Dr. Khwaja Omary. We were delighted to welcome representatives of the Faculty IV of TU Berlin, of the German Federal Foreign Office, the DAAD, the World Bank and the presidents of Kabul Polytechnic University, Herat University and of Nangarhar University as our honored guests. more to: Graduation ceremony of fourth Computer Science Master's program [7]

Scientific Defense by Mr. Abdul Rahman Sherzad [8]

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The ZiiK is currently supporting six students from Afghanistan in their doctoral projects with funds from the Federal Foreign Office and through support of the DAAD. The first, Mr Abdul Rahman Sherzad, has now successfully defended his dissertation on Friday 13th 2018. more to: Scientific Defense by Mr. Abdul Rahman Sherzad [9]

Sayed Jamal ad-Din Afghani medal to the director of the ZiiK Dr. Nazir Peroz awarded by H. E. the president of the republic of Afghanistan Dr. Ashraf Ghani [10]

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The Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) of the TU Berlin is delighted to announce the honor towards our director, Dr. Nazir Peroz, being awarded with the Sayed Dschamal ad-Din Afghani medal by H. E. Dr. Ashraf Ghani, President of the Republic of Afghanistan on December 27, 2016 in Kabul, Afghanistan. This medal is the highest state award in the academic field in Afghanistan. With this award, he was honored for his activities in the development of academic structures in the field of information technology in Afghanistan, for which he has been indefatigably committed for 15 years. more to: Sayed Jamal ad-Din Afghani medal to the director of the ZiiK Dr. Nazir Peroz awarded by H. E. the president of the republic of Afghanistan Dr. Ashraf Ghani [11]

IT exhibition in Kabul, Afghanistan [12]

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On December 21st and 22nd, 2016, an exhibition of IT projects from Afghan students took place at the IT competence center (ITCC) in Kabul. 20 outstanding IT projects in direct relation to the civil situation in Afghanistan were presented to a broad public. The best five of these projects were chosen by a jury of representatives from science, politics and the industry. more to: IT exhibition in Kabul, Afghanistan [13]

12. IT Conference in Kabul [14]

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H.E. the First Lady of Afghanistan Mrs. Rula Ghani

From December 18th until 20th, the twelfth annual international IT Conference took place in Kabul with technical assistance from the IT Competence Center (ITCC) Afghanistan and the Center for international and intercultural Communication (ZiiK) of the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). This year’s IT conference topic was “Cyber Security”. more to: 12. IT Conference in Kabul [15]

Graduation event - Computer Science Master's program [16]

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Within the scope of the third generation of the Computer Science Master's program for afghan lecturers, 25 participants from nine Afghan universities were studying since 2013 at TU Berlin. From October 5th until 8th 2016, these 25 students presented their Master theses at TU Berlin. more to: Graduation event - Computer Science Master's program [17]

Alumni-Workshop 2016 [18]

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In order to maintain the network of graduates of past generations of participants of this program and to exchange experiences and knowledge with current Afghan Master's students at TU Berlin, the ZiiK organizes Alumni programs on a regular basis. Within this scope, workshops are held to discuss activities and to share teaching experiences. Furthermore, there are discussions with IT experts, professors as well as with staff members of the ZiiK and TU Berlin in order to get in touch and to maintain a good academic cooperation. more to: Alumni-Workshop 2016 [19]

Event for intercultural exchange [20]

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Eid Mubarak

Due to the occasion of the end of the fasting month, the ZiiK Team invited its Master's students as well as PhD Students to a small Eid get-together on July 6th, 2016. Sharing Baklava, cookies, fruit and tea was a good opportunity for the participants to engage in conversations. During the event, an instructive talk was held about the meaning of the fasting month. more to: Event for intercultural exchange [21]

Welcoming event for 20 afghan masterstudents [22]

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At the beginning of the new Mastersprogram for afghan lecturers-to-be the ZiiK from Faculty IV held an event on 11 April 2016 to welcome the newly arrived students. more to: Welcoming event for 20 afghan masterstudents [23]

Workshop on Cyberhacking [24]

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Today the linking of local networks with global networks like the internet leads to huge challenges in poorer countries and regions of conflict, too. Threatenings of the critical infrastucture through cyber-attacs occur through this interlinking of networks. During a workshop on 22th April 2016 the platform "Securimate" was presented, which was developed by students during the wintersemester 2015/16, and to the topic related questions were discussed with invited experts. more to: Workshop on Cyberhacking [25]

ZiK receives price for "Engagement for the Faculty IV" [26]

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At the Graduation ceremony on 4th December 2015 Dr. Peroz and the team of the ZiiK received the price for "Engagement for the Faculty IV". On the one hand the ZiiK is involved in the support of foreign students at the faculty IV and on the other at the setup of digital infrastructures at Afghan and Iraqi universities. more to: ZiK receives price for "Engagement for the Faculty IV" [27]

IT Conference 2015 with President Ashraf Ghani [28]

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Every year the ministry of higher education in Kabul organizes an IT conference with technical support of the ZiiK, as well as with financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). This year's conference on December 12, 2015, was the eleventh in a row and the theme was "Progress and Challenges". more to: IT Conference 2015 with President Ashraf Ghani [29]

Memorandum of Understanding [30]

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On December 3, 2015, the Afghan Minister of Higher Education, Prof. Farida Momand, visited TU Berlin and the ZiiK. The aim of her three-day visit was the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Afghan government, the president of the TUB, Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen, as well as the director of the ZiiK, Dr. Nazir Peroz. more to: Memorandum of Understanding [31]

Cooperation with Tunisian universities - in 2015 [32]

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Shortly after the visit of Prof. Amiri in Berlin, two employees of the ZiiK traveled to Tunisia from May 26th and June 2nd, 2015. They took part in a workshop of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) where they could present the ideas for a planned workshop in Berlin later this year. Moreover, the proposal of a training program at the ZiiK targeted at Tunisian IT administrators could be introduced and discussed for the first time. more to: Cooperation with Tunisian universities - in 2015 [33]

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