ECoL Summer School

2017-08-14--23 • Duisburg • Food Supply Chain

Author: Josefin Schürmanns

Preparing for MSCA Individual Fellowships at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

We would like to draw your attention to a preparation seminar from July, 9th until 13th in 2018 regarding the MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) Individual Fellowships to start in 2019. The intensive one-week programme, organised by the Graduate Center Plus at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), will support early career researchers from Europe preparig for a successful proposal for the next EU fellowship of the MSCA IF Programme.

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Looking back on the GAKTC 2017 – Water-Energy-Food Supply Nexus in the MENA Region

The German-Arab Knowledge Transfer Colloquium hosted by the Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) of the University Duisburg-Essen (UDE) has united professors and PhD students from the MENA Region and the UDE-network during a ten-day programme leading through urban challenges in the sectors of “Water, Energy and Food” and the big task of conceptually combining their functional domains, referring to the concept of “Water-Energy-Food Supply Nexus”. The colloquium, held in December 2017 and funded by the DAAD with means of the Federal Foreign Office, challenged the German-Arab group of experts to detect the biggest obstacles against and develop first steps towards a sustainable W-E-F Nexus in the MENA Region in terms of knowledge, practice and decision making. Ever since the event, several dialogues have been initiated between Arab participants, the UDE and external experts continuing the overarching objective.

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Call for Application – DAAD Alumni Seminar Water, Waste & Energy

On behalf of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the Centre for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU) and the Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) of the University of Duisburg-Essen are hosting a DAAD Alumni Seminar on the topic of Water, Waste & Energy – Environmental and Supply Chain Management (WE-Chain II) in preparation for the IFAT 2018 (14th-18th May 2018 in Munich), the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management.

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Upcoming German-Arab Knowledge Transfer Colloquium deals with the Water.Energy.Food Nexus

This year’s “German-Arab Knowledge Transfer Colloquium“ funded by the DAAD with financial means of the Department for Foreign Affairs will deal with the topic “Water.Energy.Food Nexus“, discussing state of the art research within the MENA Region and the knowledge-network of the Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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Foundation Campus Sapiens Donates Travel Scholarships

The ECoL-Team is glad to receive the support of the Campus Sapiens foundation at the upcoming ECoL Summer School once again. The donation will cover two travel scholarships for the ECoL Summer School 2017 in Duisburg amounting to 250 Euro for one male and one female participant each.

Campus Sapiens foundation in Essen, Germany, was established in 2015 and supports researchers in international travel and science inquiry purposes. For more information please contact the acting head of the foundation, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp:  matthias.klumpp@fom.de

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