UFO: 3rd module of IDEA League Doctoral School "Urban Systems" in Aachen

From 15th to 18th January 2015 the third and last module of the IDEA League Doctoral School „Urban Systems“took place at RWTH Aachen University with 24 PhD students from Aachen, Delft, Gothenburg, Zürich and Guangzhou. Teresa Schmidt (FuEco) and Barbara Zaunbrecher (FuEne) represented the UFO group. After having intensified their knowledge about „Urban Systems“ through lectures and excursions in the first two modules in Delft, Singapore and Guangzhou (China), the PhD students now worked on self-chosen questions on how to make cities sustainable and resilient in the future.

Further, the PhD students made an excursion to the E.ON Energy Research Center, went on a city tour of Aachen, heard presentations from Prof. Christoph Schneider on climate change and Prof. Krystyna Pietrzyk on "Risk/reliability assessment of system performance under environmental load" and attended a workshop on applying for research funds. The module ended with a presentation of the results of the group work in front of an international jury consisting of the professors Ziefle, Schneider, Mayer and Pietrzyk, who gave comprehensive feedback.

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