United Nations University Hub inaugurated at TU Hamburg

31 May 2024
Global research collaboration to focus on sustainable engineering solutions to climate change

The Hamburg University of Technology (TU Hamburg) inaugurated Monday (May 27, 2024) its United Nations University (UNU) hub to combat climate change and to achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The hub will link up the TU with UNU's global research and educational work.

UNU to boost sustainable engineering solutions

"This will significantly advance our strategic initiative "Engineering to Face Climate Change". It  strengthens TU Hamburg's role as a driving force of sustainable engineering solutions ‘Made in Hamburg,’" said Prof. Andreas Timm-Giel, President of TU, and stressed the importance of international research. UNU has outlined three fields of activity: "Research & Innovation", "Education & Capacity Building" and "Outreach, Advocacy & Impact". This includes joint Ph.D. and master's courses, new positions for Ph.D. candidates from the Global South as well as training opportunities and internships. Researchers at TU Hamburg will contribute their findings to UNU reports and policy briefs.

Signature United Nations University Hub
Prof. Andreas Timm-Giel, President of TU and Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, UNU Rector

Scientists at TU Hamburg tackling climate crisis

The new UNU Hub has an active partnership with the Canadian UNU-Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Flows and Resources (UNU-FLORES) and the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). "This kind of innovative partnership is exactly what we need to tackle the climate crisis and ensure that we do not miss our target of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030," said Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, UN Under-Secretary-General and Rector of the United Nations University. 

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