Be a student reporter at Tropentag 2019 !!!

  • 03rd June 2019
  • by secretary
Agrinatura News

Tropentag 2019 is seeking Student Reporters in order to increase the outreach of the conference.


Tropentag, the conference on tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management, and rural development is an annual conference organized by ATSAF e.V. in collaboration with European universities since 1997. The Tropentag 2019 is organised by the Universities of Kassel and Goettingen and expects participants from more than 70 countries.


The theme of Tropentag 2019 is Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources development.


The application is open to students affiliated to an European university with great interest in the Tropentag topic.

As a student reporter, you will attend a 2-day-workshop just before the conference in September2019 introducing you to communication through the world wide web. Student reporters will work in an interdisciplinary team of 12 international students who continuously contribute to a multi-author blog with text and visual content from 17-20 September in Kassel at the Tropentag. In the blog and other media the student reporters will summarize the discussions and report on recent trends, hot topics, or emerging issues during the conference. On Sept 21st 2019 a final seminar on ‘The way forward to a professional career’ will wrap up the activities. ATSAF and Tropentag conference will cover all travel costs (low emission transportation means are strongly suggested), accommodation, and registration fee for the conference.

The application is open to students affiliated to a European university with great interest in the Tropentag topic. Applicants should be fluent in English and have basic experience in interview and writing techniques and/or knowledge in the use of Web 2.0 social networks. If you are skilled in using visual or social media, writing for a wider public and/or digital photography or video recording, please also state this in your application.
Please apply with a short CV outlining your experience in the relevant fields and a motivation letter (maximum ½ page). Please indicate your skype account, your ResearchGate profile and your facebook or LinkedIn profile.

Please send your application in one (1) pdf file named ‘your‐name‐studenreporter‐2019.pdf’ to studentreporter(at)

Deadline for application is 1 July 2019.

Download the call for application: StudentReporters2019.pdf

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