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February 7, 2020

15.2.2020 | SDG-Scout Workshop

The next SDG-Scout Workshop held by the global marshall plan will be held on 15.2.2020.

For registration go to eventbrite.

The Workshop will be held in German.
We are available to translate in a whispering group, if necessary. Your participation in the group can be done in English. If you have questions regarding language issues please mail to

Share the event on Facebook. Find us on ITT Spaces. Also if you like to join the SDG awarness group at ITT, turn to Abdul Ajeez.

The group is participating at the SDG Global Festival of Action in Bonn, 1.-3.4.2020.

January 30, 2020

Extended Founding for CNRD

Sharing of knowledge between universities
Founding for Centers for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) at TH Köln

For more than ten years the Centers for Natural Resources and Development at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) have been connecting universities worldwide with a focus on teaching and research on the management of natural resources. 34 scientific institutions are currently cooperating within the network. CNRD is now being funded for another three years through the exceed program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in order to pass on its many years of experience to new exceed centers.

With the exceed program, the DAAD promotes cooperation with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) between German universities and universities in countries in the global south. In 2009 the funding started with five projects – including the CNRD, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Lars Ribbe from the Institute for Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT). For a further funding phase, seven new projects have now been selected, which benefit from the experience of the preceding projects.

“The CNRD network has grown steadily since it was founded and today supports multilateral master -, doctoral – and online programs, conducts cooperative research projects and regularly organizes specialist conferences. In particular, it has designed a model for integrating teaching, research, transfer and application in the form of living laboratories, that are currently being implemented with numerous partners worldwide. We are pleased to pass on this management knowledge to the new exceed centers”, says Professor Ribbe, former head of the ITT and currently founding dean of the Faculty for Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems.
In addition to the transfer of expertise, the CNRD will also continue its previous activities.

January 30, 2020

START´s Board of Directors – Lars Ribbe becomes new Member

In January Lars Ribbe became a new member of the START’s Board of Directors. As one of four Directors he will provide advice and guidance in developing the START Initative.

START engages partnerships at the intersection of science, policy and practice, to advance actionable knowledge and regionally driven priorities and solutions.
Since its founding in 1992, START has provided opportunities for capacity development that strenghten scientific skills, connections and leadership toward solutions to these critical challenges.

Through the years over ten thousand researchers and practitioners have been engaged. It mobilized country- and regionally-driven research collaborations dedicated to generating and disseminating scientific knowledge that informs decision-making and inspires solutions to global sustainability challenges.

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January 23, 2020

Besuch des Römerkanals in Rheinbach

Internationale Studierendengruppe besucht das Römerkanal-Infozentrum
Am vergangenen Freitag durfte sich das im September 2019 neu eröffnete Römerkanal-Infozentrum über Besuch aus aller Welt freuen. Insgesamt zehn Studierende des Masterprogramms Integrated Water Resource Management des Instituts für Technologie in den Tropen der TH Köln kamen nach Rheinbach, um mehr über den Römerkanal zu erfahren. Rüdiger Heidebrecht ist als Lehrbeauftragter an der TH Köln tätig, hat in Rheinbach die Schule besucht und über seine Arbeit bei der Deutschen Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall in Hennef bereits Kontaktpunkte zum Römerkanal gehabt. So lag es nahe mit den Studierenden aus Nepal, Kolumbien, Jordanien, USA, Iran, Marokko, Ägypten und Belgien das Römerkanal-Infozentrum zu besuchen. Der Besuch sollte die Kunst des römischen Wasserbaus verdeutlichen – der rund 100 km lange Römerkanal von Nettersheim nach Köln ist eine fast zweitausend Jahre alte ingenieurtechnische Meisterleistung. Im Rahmen der Führung, die Prof. Dr. Klaus Grewe und Lorenz Euskirchen vom Freundeskreis Römerkanal e. V. gemeinsam begleiteten, fand ein reger Austausch zu den kulturellen Besonderheiten der Wasserversorgungsgeschichte der Herkunftsländer der Studierenden statt.

January 17, 2020

04.02.20 – Study orientation week @ ITT

The University of Applied Sciences organizes the study orientation week. It gives students or potential students the chance to get insights in topics like study financing, different institutes and their study programs but also in selfevaluation which study program fits best to an individual notion.

In this context Jörn Trappe will speak about the opportunities at the ITT. The presentation about the Insitute as well as it´s master programs will be on February 4th from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm.

Where? Betzdorfer Str. 2, 50679 Köln-Deutz

We are happy to welcome you and of course the talk is free and you don´t need to regsiter. Afterwards you will have the chance to ask questions.

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