Application Deadline: June 30th 2017
Are you interested in creating innovative solutions for decentral energy, water and food supply in African communities while working in an international and interdisciplinary environment? Then the two-week summer school “Development by Innovation” from 1 – 14 October 2017 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM, Germany) could be perfect for you!
The first TUM Summer School on Energy, Water and Food Technologies in Africa, named “Development by Innovation” will be hosted from October 2 to October 13 2017 at TUM Campus Garching.
The Summer School aims to create innovative concepts for sustainable Energy, Water- and Food supply in interdisciplinary and international teams with students from African partner universities.
Aim and Scope
During the first week, TUM scientists from various research fields will teach methods regarding decentral energy, water and food technologies and their utilization in Africa.
Throughout the following week the participants of the summer school (students from African universities as well as from TUM) will be split in interdisciplinary teams. By applying the learned methods, each team will develop a concept for the supply of energy, water and food for a certain location in Africa. The concepts will be published afterwards and get the chance to be presented at international conferences and symposia.
Cultural immersion in everyday life in Germany and visits to high-tech locations in and around Munich round off the program. As a convenient side effect, participants will exercise and develop their intercultural skills with each other.
Scholarships (for African students)
Scholarships are available for African students and include accommodation (in a shared room in a hostel in the city centre from 1st to 14th October), excursions, classes, flight (economy class) from your home country to Munich. Applicants should be fluent in English and matriculated at a recognized university in Africa.
Please apply by no later than 30 June via our online application. The required documents include:
- your CV
- letter of motivation (1 – 2 pages)
- proof of enrollment of your university
- letter of recommendation
- your trancipt of records
- language certificate (English)
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