The actual global challenges of the worldwide water and energy supply can only be solved by international collaboration. Therefore, new possibilities in the area of data acquisition, analysis and evaluation of the relation between water and energy supply will be investigated in an interdisciplinary and intercultural context. “New Methods of Data Analysis for the Water-Energy-Nexus“ is part of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, a programme of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. The project runs from 2018 until 2022 and is financed with an amount of 119,600 €.
Students (Bachelor, Master and Ph.D.) of different disciplines will develop together with experienced scientists new methods and concepts for future sustainable urban areas in the context of three regions in the US, Iran and Germany.
The project will focus on the following topics:
New methods of data acquisition (as e.g. UAV, Internet of Things, etc.) offer new methods for analysis, which could only be used by a small number of universities and research centres. Students of different disciplines and international scientists will investigate the potential of UAV pictures, digitalisation of metering and sensor networks in combination with 3D urban models and the application of new algorithms (deep-learning) on huge amounts of data.
In addition to the technical results of the topics described above the main focus is set on intercultural exchange and an international collaboration between partners of quite different national and cultural backgrounds. The HFT has already close connections to the University of Teheran and to the University of New York. The goal is to generate a close connection between these two partners to promote common research and development. The HFT tries to act here as a moderator and to cross political boundaries. This will be supported additionally by intercultural and communication workshops.
|Programme||Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students - BWS plus|
|Management||Prof. Dr. Sonja Bauer, Prof. Dr. Detlef Pape|
University of Teheran and New York University
The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM supports the international exchange of students and vocationally qualified people. Since 2001, it has enabled more than 25,000 young people from Baden-Württemberg to gain experience abroad and allowed scholarship holders from other countries to visit Baden-Württemberg. Approximately 1,500 young people receive a Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM each year.
Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus
With the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung supports innovative joint projects between universities from Baden-Württemberg and their international partners. The programme is endowed with approximately 1.2 million euros annually. Since 2011, more than 90 BWS plus projects have been supported at universities in Baden-Württemberg.
The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
advocates a vital Baden-Württemberg with a high quality of life for all its residents. It helps pave the way for advanced technological progress, high quality education, and a responsible relationship with fellow human beings. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is one of the major foundations in Germany. It is the only foundation which exclusively and above party lines invests in the future of the state of Baden-Württemberg – and thus in the future of its citizens.