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DWZ Newsletter / May 2016


Falling Walls Lab Cairo invites talented young academics and professionals on 20th July to present their projects

Egyptian and international academics and entrepreneurs on all levels are invited to apply for the Falling Walls Lab Cairo on 20th July 2016 to showcase their most innovative ideas in three minutes. Applications are due by 30th June 2016.

Results of the TU Berlin Campus El Gouna Workshop "Desalination and Renewable Energies"

From November 21st till 26th 2015, a workshop for energy efficiency in desalination took place at the Technische Universität Berlin Campus El Gouna. The DAAD funded event presented the state of the art in research and technology by collecting the results and experienced requirements from Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Germany. The series of lectures showed that the combination of desalination and renewable energies already works on smaller scales.

DWZ to host session at E-learning Africa conference

On the 26th of May, the German Science Centre (DWZ) will take part in the eLearning Africa conference, the key networking event for ICT enhanced development, education and training in Africa. The event will take place over the course of three days starting on May 24th. From 16:15-17:15, the DWZ will organise a session about the technical solutions available to conceptualise, facilitate and implement e-learning formats.

DWZ to organize yearly Executive Meeting with German-Egyptian Universities

On the 27th of May, the German Science Centre invites Egyptian and German university presidents and vice-presidents to attend its yearly Executive Meeting. The Executive Meeting provides a unique platform for mutual exchange of ideas and experiences and allows the intensification of networks and the identification of potential fields of future cooperation. While in the past topics such “Broad Access to Higher Education” and “International University Networks and Reforms” were at the centre of the discussion, this year’s meeting will focus on “Mobility”.

GUC’s entrepreneurship program wins 2nd prize in international competition

The German University in Cairo’s (GUC) entrepreneurship program “IMAGINE”, which is part of the DAAD-funded cooperation project “Developing Entrepreneurial and Management Skills among University Students” between GUC and Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) was awarded the second place in the “Innovative Youth Incubator Award” competing with more than 40 incubators from all over the world.

DWZ organises poster design workshop in cooperation with "100 Best Arabic Posters"

Together with "100 Best Arabic Posters Initative", the DWZ is proudly offering a poster design workshop, and conducted by one of the major influential European poster designers, Prof. Bernard Stein. Prof. Stein will provide young academics in the field of applied arts with a once in a lifetime experience, that will sharpen and widen your sense of Poster Design and Graphic Design in general. The Results of the workshop will be displayed in a two day exhibition in the heart of Downtown, Cairo.  

German Egyptian Research Short Term Scholarships (GERSS) will be announced annually

The German Egyptian Research Short term Scholarship GERSS is a program jointly funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) and the German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn (DAAD) in order to finance short term scholarships for young Egyptian scientists in Germany. The target group of the program are researchers enrolled in MSc, PhD programs and young Post-Doctoral candidates. The scholarships may be awarded for a period from three to six months.

Second Egyptian-German Science Monitor on Renewable Energy officially released

The German Science Centre in Cairo (DWZ) has officially released its new edition of the Egyptian-German Science Monitor, which aims to gain a better knowledge of research trends in Egypt and Germany.

Boosting Afforestation in Egypt – An initiative by German and Egyptian politicians, businesspeople, investors and scientists

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) Cairo Office organized on 28 February 2016 a workshop under the title “Opportunities and Prospects of Afforestation in Egypt and its Role in the New Reclamation Project of One and Half million acres”. The workshop has been funded by the German Science Centre in Cairo (DWZ), ForestFinance Service GmbH (ForestFinance) and Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Cooperation Agreement between the TU Berlin and the DSB Cairo

A considerable progress has been made towards collaboration between the TU Berlin and the Deutsche Schule der Borromaeerinnen (DSB) in Cairo.

Class of 2015: TU Berlin Campus El Gouna celebrates new graduates

Congratulations to Campus El Gouna’s Class 2015!

The Campus’ biggest hall, Audimax, was filled with proud relatives, friends, professors and teaching supervisors, who on Saturday February 6, attended the graduation ceremony of the TUB Campus El Gouna's second Master's class.

EU-Egypt Innovation Day brings together stakeholders from science, technology and innovation

The European Commission and the Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research organized an "EU-Egypt Innovation Day" on 8 February, 2016 to raise Egyptian awareness of EU Research &Innovation (R&I) programmes. The event also aimed at creating cooperation opportunities and new networks between public/private sciences, technology and innovation players from Europe and Egypt.

TU Berlin and TU Munich scientists awarded the DFG Leibniz Prize

On 10th December 2015, the new recipients of Germany’s most prestigious research prize were announced by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Leibniz Prize 2016 was awarded to Professor Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, Technische Universität Berlin and Professor Dr. Daniel Cremers, Technische Universität München among 8 other winners from different German universities and research institutions. The technical universities Professors will receive each 2.5 million euros in prize of money for their outstanding research work, as to also support their future research.

TUM to introduce Massive Open Online Courses for future Master’s students from around the world

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is introducing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to help prospective international students prepare for a Master’s degree at TUM. MOOCs for Masters are designed so that participants can test their knowledge before applying for their preferred Master’s course and close knowledge gaps they may have. Two years ago, TUM became one of the first German universities to introduce its own MOOCs, which have already been completed by over 100,000 participants in around 160 countries.


TU Berlin Campus El Gouna Master's Degree Programmes

*Early Application Period for 2016 - 2018 now open*


TU Berlin Campus El Gouna invites young professionals to submit their application for the 2016 - 2018 Master's degree programs in:


• Energy Engineering
• Urban Development
• Water Engineering
• IT for Energy (coming soon)
• Master in Business Engineering - Energy (coming soon)


Deadline of Early Application Period: 9 February 2016.


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