About the Programe
The E4D winter school aims to develop an integrated vision to a global challenge of today¿s construction industry. The programme revolves around the so-far untapped resource desert sand and the question of how to activate its potential as an alternative building material for our future cities. Experts from around the world will share their knowledge and give insights in their field of research.
The E4D winter school will be composed of 30 master and doctoral students, 15 each from ETH Zurich and from other academic institutions, particularly in developing countries. They will be joined by faculty members and external experts from fields of expertise related to the winter school topic. The master and doctoral students will come from different disciplines related to the topic.
During the first week, students will be introduced to fields relevant to the topic at hand through a series of input speeches, lectures and workshops conducted by experts. Case study work will provide students with hands-on opportunities to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural team and to develop alternatives to the chosen topic.
In case study experiments the acquired knowledge will be tested and applied.
Taking place in January 2016 at the TU Berlin Campus in El-Gouna, Egypt (duration: 3 weeks, date will follow).
Costs: CHF 500, including board and accommodation. All participants are responsible for organising their own domestic or international travel to El Gouna.
The Engineering for Development (E4D) Winter School 2016 will invite 30 master and doctoral students from different disciplines related to the topic of the winterschool. Applicants will be selected based on their academic record and previous work experiences. Applicants must send a one-page CV and one-page letter of motivation in PDF format stating their interest, to Mrs. Patricia Heuberger firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 11 October 2015
Notification: 30 October 2015