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Selected cooperation projects

Karlsruhe – Kozani: Start-up Management and Business Strategies

The core of this cooperation between HKA and the University of Western Macedonia is the joint development and implementation of the courses "Start-up Management" and "International Business Strategy" for German and Greek students of economics and engineering. The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the scope of the "University Partnerships with Greece" program. Background information on this German-Greek cooperation can be found in a press release.

Contact person is Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Manfred Schorb at the Faculty of Management Science and Engineering.

SmaCuMed – smart irrigation for sustainable agriculture

In the research project "Smart irrigation cube for sustainable agriculture in the Mediterranean region" (SmaCuMed), HKA and two Moroccan partners, Cadi Ayyad University (UCA) and Moulay Ismail University (MIU), are developing an innovative concept for a sustainable all-in-one irrigation system to be piloted on site in Morocco. The EU is funding the project in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) program. Find out more on the project's website and from the press release covering its launch.

The contact person is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Hoinkis at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Three continents, one degree program: Master in Global Studies 

The program Tricontinental Master in Global Studies in cooperation with the National Chhung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taiwan and the Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) in Mexico is an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented degree program with a strong international orientation. Business administration and economics as well as aspects of legal, cultural, and political studies are combined with extensive methodological knowledge. The courses are held exclusively in English. The first three semesters are completed by all students together in three different locations, which is a key feature of this program.

The contact person is Prof. Dr. Stefan Bleiweis at the Faculty of Management Science and Engineering.

MYiTOPS – a German-Malaysian project on cyber-physical systems

MYiTOPS is a research project of HKA and the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). Students from both universities work in mixed teams on projects in the field of cyber-physical systems in mechatronics and automotive engineering. The project is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung in the scope of the "-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for Students – BWS plus" program. A press release on the inaugural project workshop can be found here.

The contact person is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maurice Kettner at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics.

Geomatics & Participation: Between technology region and emerging economy

The joint project of HKA and the University of Pretoria brings together students from the technology and innovation region of Baden-Württemberg and the emerging South Africa. Both groups benefit from the experience and knowledge of the participating universities on real-time geomatics. While geospatial tools facilitate the inclusion of geodata in decision-making and their use is already taken for granted on both sides, differences in the relevance and acceptance of citizen participation between Africa and Europe become apparent. The project "Geomatics & Participation" is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation in the scope of the "BWS plus" program.

The contact person is Prof. Dr. Gertrud Schaab at the Faculty of Information Management and Media.

Concrete recycling – a German-Cuban PhD project

Since 2011 there has been a close research cooperation between the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at HKA and its Construction Materials Testing Center with the Unversidad Central "Marta Abreu" de las Villas (UCLV) in Santa Clara, Cuba. Since then, as many as twelve students from Karlsruhe have been to Cuba to write their Bachelor's or Master's thesis. One of them was Sandra Lichtblau, who worked on her Master's thesis at UCLV in 2014 and then decided to pursue a German-Cuban doctorate. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis "Treatment of recycled aggregates for the production of a durable structural concrete" in February 2021. For more details on Dr. Lichtblau's PhD work please see this press release.

The contact person is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Linsel at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering.