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After a long pandemic-induced break, the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller  Bhavan New Delhi is organizing a regional School Leaders’ Conference in  South Asia from 12th – 15th May 2022 to bring together school leaders and educators to discuss and exchange ideas on key topics and challenges facing the education sector post-pandemic.

The four-day conference will take place in Thailand, a strategically chosen venue to facilitate the movement of 55 school principals from participating countries, namely, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

The main focus topic of the conference is “The Future of Education and  Skilling”. Sub-topics such as possibilities of introducing vocational orientation in schools will be discussed with educational decision-makers from the region, best practice projects will be presented, and the course that has been set for the future of education, especially in times of the pandemic, 

will be reviewed. Information on special programs for graduates of South  Asian schools in the academic as well as the professional field will be provided by representatives of the University of Applied Sciences Fulda and the RWTH Aachen, the DAAD, Dual Pro, and Pro Recognition. 


  • Dr. Berthold Franke, Director Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New  Delhi Regional Director South Asia 
  • Veronika Taranzinskaja, Project Head, Schools: Partners for the Future  (PASCH), Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi 
  • Puneet Kaur, Head of Educational Services, Goethe-Institut New Delhi Mr Md. Morshedul Islam, Principal, European Standard School, Dhaka Damayanti Mukherjee, Principal, Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata Isabell Jenninger, Head – DUALpro & ProRecognition, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Nelum Senadira, Principal, Musaeus, College, Colombo
  • Sanath Jayalath, Principal, Royal College, Colombo
  • Sobia Afzal, Principal, Roots International School, Islamabad Rita Sen, Education Consultant, New Delhi
  • Marco Krinowski, International Marketing Manager, Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • Amin Kassai, Head of German Educational Cooperation (DSIT), Iran Maha Jafarey, PASCH-Koordinatorin Goethe-Institut Pakistan Rakitha Karunaratne, Head of Language Department, Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka
  • Sonali Sahgal, Project Manager for Network Expansion, Goethe-Institut New Delhi
  • Dr. Katja Lasch, Director, DAAD Regional Office New Delhi and Director, DWIH New Delhi
  • Thomas Kaiser, Director, Academic Evaluation Centre, A joint institution of DAAD and the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Azadeh Hartmann, Alampour, Staff member of the International Office at RWTH Aachen University

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