The cooperation between the Departments of Geography Bonn (since 2002) and currently Giessen (since 2007) and Kabul, which was initialized by Prof. Dr. Andreas Dittmann and his German and Afghan colleagues, has shown countless results over the last years, such as the establishment of a curriculum for geosciences as well as an ongoing educational and scientific cooperation. In the context of the first, two Afghan scientists reached their Ph.D. in Giessen (Sardar M. Kohistani and Walid A. Noori), while Sayed Maqbool plans to acquire his PhD here as soon as possible. One example of the latter is presented here.