German educational institutions in Mongolia mark their 30th anniversarySociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The 30th anniversary of the German educational institutions including the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA) starting to operate in Mongolia was held at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Mongolia Jörn Rosenberg, Head of the General Department of Education of the Ministry of Education and Science T. Nyam-Ochir, ZfA Consultant in Mongolia and representative of DAAD Monika Egger, and students of general education schools with German Language Diploma (DSD) program participated. The anniversary event started with a performance by the Goethe International School band.
The cooperation between Mongolia and Germany in the field of education dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Shortly after the Mongolian Revolution of 1921, the foundation of cooperation in the field of education between the two countries was laid. In the fall of 1926, 35 Mongolian youths were sent to study in Germany and France, and they later became intellectuals and disseminators of culture in Mongolian society. For example, D. Natsagdorj, D. Namdag, N. Navaan-Yunden, and D. Surmaajav, the founders of Mongolian modern literature, who made a great contribution to the country's intellectual development, can be mentioned here. During the 70 years of socialist development, Mongolia worked closely with the former German Democratic Republic in the field of education. Thousands of Mongolian youths contributed to the country's development by getting an education in Western Europe.
After choosing a new path of development through democratic reforms in Mongolia, the DAAD and the ZfA continue to give opportunities and support to Mongolian students. Along with this, the number of Mongolians who want to study at universities in Germany is also increasing year by year.
More than 30,000 specialists were trained in Germany, most of whom studied engineering. And since 1992, more than 30 professors with a scholarship from the DAAD have been teaching at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology.