Technische Universität Berlin
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Central Institute El Gouna

Water, Energy, and Urban Planning

The particular challenges of the MENA region form the basis of both the study programs offered as well as the research conducted at TU Berlin’s El Gouna campus. This particularly includes the development and design of new areas as life spaces as well as sufficient water and energy supply.

Campus El Gouna, located in a lagoon environment on the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea, began in 2012 as a transnational educational transfer project. TU Berlin was and remains the first German university to operate a campus in Egypt exclusively according to German quality criteria and higher education regulations. The international graduates of the five study programs are particularly equipped with intercultural and management skills to play a part in obtaining energy from renewable sources such as the sun and wind, obtaining drinking water through desalination and recycling, and addressing current issues in the design of rural and urban infrastructures and in urban development and planning. Well-equipped laboratories and technical facilities on and off campus as well as cooperation with many key players in the region provide ample research and practical training.

Students complete 75 percent of their studies at Campus El Gouna in Egypt, which is a central institute of TU Berlin, and the rest in the German capital at TU Berlin . TU professors from Berlin serve as deans of studies. The fee-based master’s programs receive assistance in the form of scholarships and grants from the Federal Ministry of Education, German Academic Exchange Service, and others.

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Board of Directors

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Barjenbruch (director)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt (deputy director)
  • Prof. Dr. Tetyana Morozyuk (dean of studies)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Tröger, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Hinkelmann (dean of studies, Water Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer (dean of studies, Urban Development)

Study programs offered at El Gouna



Central Institute El Gouna

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