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Strengthening Transformation: Participatory Planning and Natural Resources Management – Curriculum Development

2012-2015 DAAD collaborative programme

Project leader: Prof. Dr. Sabine Schlüter / Prof. Dr. Johannes Hamhaber

The DAAD programme “Transformation partnerships with universities in the transition countries” in the MENA region aimed to establish new curricular contents and sustainable academic structures at participating universities. A strong need for interdisciplinary competencies was identified in order to equip engineers and graduates of other applied sciences to meet the demands of a changing society. The PartNaR project “Strengthening Transformation: Participatory Planning and Natural Resources Management” ran as academic cooperation between the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) as an independent unit of the TH Köln University of Applied Sciences and the two Departments of Water Resources and of Urban Planning of the Faculty of Engineering at the Ain-Shams-University (ASU), Cairo. In the scope of the project curricular contents were revised, contemporary higher education didactics devised and exercised; it also contributed to advances in good university governance at the ASU, and engaged in a science-society dialogue by a final, national high-level conference in Cairo,aiming to have a visible and rapid impact in supporting the governance transformation in Egypt.

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