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.
From 25th - 27th of October 2016 the 2nd International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems (2nd ISFF) was held at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. More than 50 people from eight countries participated in the symposium. This event was the second in a new series of annual International Symposia on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems.
"Since Egypt's freshwater levels have never been so scarce, tackling industrial wastewater management is absolutely critical. In Egypt the water share per capita has dropped by a whopping 60% in the last 40 years, and averages 663 m3 per person today.
“Egypt relies on the Nile river for 95% of its freshwater needs for irrigation, drinking and industrial purposes." Facing that issue the German Science Centre (DWZ) Cairo hosted an expert workshop on Riverbank Filtration on September 26, 2016. Riverbank Filtration (RBF) is a resource efficient technique to produce large quantities of freshwater supply that has been used in Germany for more than a century.
Three German universities located in the state of Hesse, which lies in the heart of Germany, the Justus Liebig University Giessen, the Philipps-University Marburg, and the THM-University of Applied Sciences are founding the Research Campus Mittelhessen.
According to the “THE World University Ranking,” the Technical University of Munich (TUM) ranks among the top 10 best institutes in the world in computer science. TUM is also high up in the list in other subject groups. The British magazine “Times Higher Education” today published the subject analyzes of its ranking list. In the overall ranking published recently, TUM had improved to 46th position.
In the latest “THE World University Ranking,” the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is once again top-ranked in Germany and rated fourth best in Europe among technical universities. TUM jumped seven spots to position 46 in the ranking list provided by the British magazine “Times Higher Education.”
The German Science Centre Cairo supported an exchange campaign between Helwan University, the GIZ water & wastewater management program, Campus El Gouna and young talented researchers from Cairo University.
Young Egyptian researchers and entrepreneurs presented their groundbreaking ideas in 3 minutes at the Prince Taz Palace on 20 July 2016. The DWZ and a prestigious jury selected the winner who will be sent to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November. The DWZ hosted the Falling Walls Lab for the third time and had with the number of 175 applicants for the competition until now by far the highest number of applications of all Labs worldwide.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the five most innovative universities in Europe, according to the new ranking "Reuters Top 100." For this listing the British news agency analyzed how strongly the universities contribute to advances in technology and business through research findings and inventions.
The ranking "Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities" evaluated ten indicators over the time period from 2009 to 2014, including:
Science and research is never an end in itself but rather serves as a platform for connecting with the broader community. In a globalised world with new technical solutions this means not only serving the nearby community but to operate across state boards. A perfect example is given by the FU Berlin Ilajnafsy project by providing web-based psychological interventions for traumatised individuals in the Middle East
On 27th of May, the German Science Centre honored scientists, supporting the German-Egyptian Cooperation in science and research, with “the yearly DWZ-Prize for Outstanding Support of Egyptian-German Collaboration in Science and Innovation”. By awarding a non-endowed prize, the DWZ acknowledges outstanding support for the scientific and research cooperation between both countries.
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