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On April 26, 2016, the German Science Centre (DWZ) hosted the release of the study 80 Gigawatts of Change focusing on Egypt’s Future Electricity Pathways, followed by a workshop for energy specialists. 80 Gigawatts of Change is the first publicly accessible, modeled and civil society analyzed scenario for the Egyptian electrical sector ever produced.


Arabic studies scholar Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler from Freie Universität Berlin has won a Leibniz Prize for 2017 from the German Research Foundation (DFG). Gründler was selected by the Joint Committee from among 134 nominees, as the DFG announced on Thursday in Bonn. The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the most important research award in Germany. Each of the ten winners will receive 2.5 million euros in prize money to support their future research.


As climate change, population growth and water shortages put increasing pressure on food security in the region, the German Science Centre in Cairo focused its annual conference on promoting sustainable agriculture in Egypt and Germany.


On December 5, 2016 Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the German Science Centre Cairo (DWZ) hosted a one-day workshop, presenting a recently conducted study by Fraunhofer ISE on Electricity Costs from Renewable Energy Technologies in Egypt.

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