The Ostfalia University will be carrying out research over the next three years – in conjunction with the Clausthal University of Technology, TU Braunschweig and cooperation partners Harzwasserwerke and HarzEnergie – on the future requirements for the Harz dams, in the face of climate change. Funding comes in the shape of €1.6mil. from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and from the federal state coffers.
The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering developed and implemented an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) for capacity building. The goal of the course was to foster the deployment of well-planned and managed SPIS and thereby contribute towards the nexus, energy - water - food security and powering agriculture in developing countries.
Lower Saxony's Minister for Science and Culture, Björn Thümler, visited Ostfalia University's Wolfenbüttel campus on August 1st to present the notification of approval for the construction of the Open Mobility Lab. The Open Mobility Lab will be a two-storey building on a plot owned by the federal state within the Wolfenbüttel university campus, with over 600 square metres of flexible research and office space.
The international collaborative research project “Empowering urban regions for cooperative, synergistic and practical implementation of sustainability and resilience strategies considering the urban-rural nexus (emplement!)” will have the next phase of the project funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Of the approximate total of €800,000, around €130,000 of the funding will come to the Ostfalia.