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TU Berlin Campus El Gouna

Technische Universität Berlin established a satellite campus in Egypt to act as a scientific and academic field office. The nonprofit public-private partnership (PPP) offers German services provided by TU Berlin at the campus in El Gouna, on the Red Sea. TU Berlin has established three new Master’s degree programs – in Energy Engineering, Urban Development, and Water Engineering – as pilot programs at the new campus. more to:

Early Application Period for 2017 - 2019 Master's Open in January 2017

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Hand in your complete application until 28 February 2017 and you will be informed about the decision of the Selection Committee as soon as possible. Accepted candidates will receive a preliminary Letter of Acceptance to support them in their quest for external funding.

Find more information about the admission process here.

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The Second International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems at TUB Campus El Gouna

2nd ISFF poster session
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2nd ISFF group photograph
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Flash flood El Gouna 27th of October 2016
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From 25th - 27th of October 2016 the 2nd International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems (2nd ISFF) was held at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. More than 50 people from eight countries participated in the symposium. This event was the second in a new series of annual International Symposia on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems. Furthermore, this symposium was supported by the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) and the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GARDI) of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan and German Science Center Cairo (DWZ). The First ISFF was held in October 2015 in Kyoto, Japan (see ecohyd.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/index/1.html). The Second International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems was complemented by a Training Workshop on Numerical Modelling of Extreme Flash Floods in Arid Region funded by the UNESCO Office Cairo, which took place on 24th of October 2016. The symposium opening session on 25th of October included welcoming words of the TU Berlin Campus El Gouna and the UNESCO office in Cairo as well as messages of the Embassy of Japan to Egypt and of the German Science Center Cairo. Professor Sumi from Kyoto University summarized the objectives of the symposium and the roadmap for the ongoing work regarding Flash Floods in Wadi Systems. During the first two days of the symposium 24 experts and researchers presented their work in seven sessions, such as forecasting, modelling, mitigation and adaption measures, case studies in the Arab region, radar and satellite data, social aspects as well as water harvesting methods. Five presentations showed the outcomes of the Urgent Capacity Development for Managing Natural Disaster Risks of Flash Floods in Egypt, Jordan, Sudan and Yemen during a special UNESCO-session. 17 researchers presented their work on flash flood modelling, hydrological modelling, remote sensing techniques, groundwater recharge and other topics during two poster sessions. Two posters were chosen as best contributions: one  from the Zagazig University in collaboration with the NARSS, Egypt (best poster presentation) and one contribution from the the Kyoto University Japan (second best poster presentation).

Furthermore, Christian Melchert presented the German Science Center and the Egyptian German Water Cluster and offered the possibility to join for all interested participants. On the last symposium day the outcomes, research challenges and future research collaborations were summarized and discussed. An excursion to the flash flood mitigation dams in Safaga was planned for the afternoon, but heavy rain storms caused flash floods and the roads have been closed, so that the excursion to Safaga must be cancelled. This recent event emphasized again the importance of progress in flash flood management and thus the motivation for this symposium. As an alternative to the excursion, a small group went to the field to get some impressions of this recent flood and to take measurements of water level and discharge of the flood coming from Wadi Bili.

In 2017, the Third International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems will take place in Oman. We are looking forward to future collaborations and the outcomes until the next symposium.

New Master's Degree Programs in Cooperation with DAAD

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TU Berlin is currently in the process of initiating two new Master’s programs at Campus El Gouna in Business Engineering and IT for Energy. The project is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The two new programs are scheduled to launch in October 2015, subject to official approval from German and Egyptian authorities. Any new information regarding the process will be provided here as soon as it is available.

For inquiries contact us for Business Engineering or for IT for Energy.



The Second International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Water Harvesting in the Arab Region


In recent years, flash floods in Wadi systems have caused severe damages, especially in the Arab regions. Human life, infrastructure such as roads and buildings as well as the environment are endangered and have been heavily destroyed. Flash floods are caused by extreme weather conditions, their occurrence is highly random and the associated problems are expected to increase in the near future due to climate change. On the one hand, there is an urgent need for flash flood protection and risk reduction, on the other hand, this rainwater can also be considered as a new resource for water harvesting.

Finding solutions to these challenging problems requires close collaboration between scientists – established as well as young ones, - practitioners, and stakeholders from federal and public organizations. So we encourage you to contribute to the development of future solutions and to widen your own expertise and profile by attending the international symposium.

This event is the second in a new series of annual International Symposia on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems. Furthermore this symposium is supported by the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) and the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GARDI) of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan. The First International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems held in October 2015 in Kyoto, Japan, was attended by about one hundred scientists, practitioners and stake holders from 11 countries.

Students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentation or poster. The first ten accepted students have not to pay any fee and get a support of 1000 LE.

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Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften

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Participation with a booth on Saturday 11th of June at "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften". Especially the next next generation of students were interested in our regenerative fuel cell car and Stirling engine.

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Successful PhD defense of Dr. Ahmed Hadidi

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Campus El Gouna is proud to announce the graduation of the first PhD student with a pioneer research El Gouna area, fully prepared at the campus in Egypt. The geologist Ahmed Hadidi (MS.c.) started his research on the geology and hydrogeology of El Gouna by the first semester after the campus opening (WS 2012) with the supervision of Prof. Dr. Uwe Tröger. Mr. Hadidi succeeded to measure for the first time the real value of the flow of the flash flood of wadi Bili on March 2014 with our graduated master student Ahmed Askar. 

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