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Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics

New demographic, economic and climate pressures influence the availability of safe and sustainable supplies of food, water and energy. These developments require new strategies to manage our precious natural resources. In order to face this global challenge, the demand for experts with the ability to analyze complex human-environmental systems and develop suitable solutions is growing. With their highly unstable environment, tropical and subtropical regions often pose additional challenges.

The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at Cologne University of Applied Sciences aims to enable people of various technical and cultural backgrounds to better solve the complex issues related to environmental problems. Pursuing an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, we offer high-quality programs at postgraduate level. Studying at the ITT does not only mean obtaining a Master’s degree but going beyond one’s professional and personal limits. Through manifold trainings and modern methods of teaching and learning, we put the concept of lifelong learning into practice and put the student at the center of our education efforts. We believe that our alumni are an important part of the global network of scientists and professionals.

In addition to providing teaching, research and capacity development worldwide, we also cooperate with major organizations on a regional, national and international level in a variety of fields: resources management, development co-operation and higher education.

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Call for Entries for DKKV Promotional Award 2023

The sponsorship award is given to final theses that contribute to the DKKV's vision: "Creating a resilient society through sustainable crisis and disaster risk reduction".

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WSCC Conference 2023: 21-23 November in Cuenca, Ecuador

The Water Security and Climate Change (WSCC) conference will be held from 21-23 November 2023 in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Landschaft in den Tropen, Berge, Landwirtschaft (Image: Dr. Claudia Raedig)

Call for Applications: International Germany Alumni Training Seminar 2023, Tropentag Conference 2023

Biodiversity and food security nexus: Species-rich tropical forests as core areas for sustainable agriculture

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WSCC 2022 – Interdisciplinary exchange continues

The Water Security and Climate Change conference (WSCC) was held from December 1-3, 2022. The event was hosted by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), which welcomed about 270 participants in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Hartmut Gaese, früherer Direktor des ITT (Image: Carl-Friedrich Gaese)

On the death of Dr. Hartmut Gaese

In mourning and deep consternation, we bid farewell to Professor Dr. Prof. h.c. Hartmut Gaese, former Executive Director of the Institute for Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) at the TH Köln.

Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD)

The ITT international network has experienced a major development with the foundation of the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD).


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