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August 27, 2020

Alumni Innovation Hub 2020


The Alumni Innovation Hub 2020, hosted by ITT, GJU and CEWAS as a 10-week online, free seminar to develop solution ideas for specific problems, needs and challenges. This seminar is designed for alumni interested in the innovation process and developing their own innovative business and project ideas. During the program, we provide an online fun and interactive environment set up as working groups with the opportunity to meet the relevant actors and leading experts.

  • Are you a graduate of ITT or GJU Master Programs (graduated 2009 and after) and interested in innovative approaches to actual problems?
  • Are you interested in innovation process and developing own innovative business and project ideas?
  • Do you search for new innovative ideas in the areas of Water, Energy, Natural Resources Management and Development?
  • Does your professional work and interest focus on the Middle East and Northern Africa?




August 24, 2020

Summer School RRR 2020

** Application deadline 25.08.2020**

Call for Applications 2020

The target group for the online summer school ‘Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) Entrepreneurship’ is

  • Engineering students in need of more business knowledge
  • Business students interested in opportunities in the waste and sanitation sectors
  • Resources Management students in need of skills towards entrepreneurship
  • PhD students of related fields



The Graduate Engineering School for Research (GESR), Faculty of Engineering (FoEng) and Ain Shams University (ASU) together with the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at TH Köln invite students to apply for the attendance of a one-week online summer school taking place from 4. – 12. September 2020. 


August 18, 2020

Q&A chat: Scholarship Opportunities for DAC list country applicants

On August 27th, 1.30 – 3.30pm German time, we invite you to join our Zoom Chat for a Questions & Answers session addressing potential scholarship applicants (foreign applicants from DAC list countries) for the master programs REM, NRM and IWRM.

Target group: Foreign applicants from DAC list countries with a Bachelor degree, who wish to apply by 30.09.2020 to DAAD EPOS Scholarship in one of the three Master Programs (REM, NRM or IWRM).

You will be able to enter the Zoom chat room via the following link:

Meeting-ID: 962 7664 1239
Kenncode: ITTepos

In advance, you can test your system (camera and microphone) here:

When: August/27/2020  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Time Zone: German time (GMT+02:00)

August 14, 2020

Summer School Rio de Janeiro

The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and the Department of Geography of the Fluminense Federal University invite applicants in the geography and environmental-related fields for a DAAD Summer School starting on 28th September 2020.

Call for Applications 2020


Land use land cover change (LULCC) refers either to changes in the biophysical attributes of the earth’s surface or to changes in the human use of a certain extent of land. LULCC might refer to the conversion of natural areas into other productive assets to satisfy human necessities. For example, the conversion of natural vegetation into agriculture for food production or urban settlement for solving housing needs. It might also mean the opposite direction as, for example, the abandonment of a previously cultivated land, which means even a possibility of restoration of natural assets. The assessment of LULCC provides crucial information on how certain geographic regions develop. Decision-makers rely on information about the development of certain regions to implement effective policies. Therefore, it is important … [more]

August 10, 2020

Working paper published by Knowledge Brokers

The report is an outcome of a collaborative research project “University as knowledge broker for climate change policies“. 

The research collected data from the researchers in four universities namely the Independent University, Bangladesh; Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany; Makerere University of Uganda and the London School of Economic’s, UK about how they try to engage with policy makers on the issues of climate change and environment. The research was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the London School of Economic’s Institute for Global Affairs (IGA), and took place during 2019-20. 
The working paper presents the key findings from the Cologne University of Applied Science. The research interviewed 12 researchers represented different levels of their careers  and mainly with researchers at the university’s Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT). The research highlighted how the researchers  are engaged with the policy makers at different governance levels and the major barriers and challenges.  

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