TriNex Winter School in Cairo, Egypt (29.January 2017 – 7.February 2017)

Motivation behind TriNex

Please visit our TriNex-Webpage to get more information about TriNex.

The registration to the Trinex Winter School is free and is open until the 31st of October 2016 before 5:00 PM (GMT). Scholarships are possible for applicants from TriNex Partner Universities. After completing the online application below, applicants will be contacted for a brief interview to confirm the acceptance to the School. All applicants are invited to register as early as possible to receive the acceptance letter and invitation letter for the visa (if required).

PhD Winter School

The PhD Winter School is focused on sharing comprehensive understanding of the interrelation existing among WEF Nexus (Water, Energy and Food), with the aim at educating researchers towards new thinking over sustainable solutions.  The project partners are all universities with a strong background in both research and the relevant fields – making each contribution vital to the progression of TriNex project. Four of the universities are in Europe – the other four are in Egypt. While the Egyptian universities will handle the project’s immediate environment, the European institutes shall provide their invaluable expertise and experience, especially in terms of training the researchers. The partners are as follows:

The school will provide the applicants with the “know-how” and support them with the latest practices and technologies in the area of water, energy and food. It will give special attention to hands-on project activities that enable the participants to implement the theories they gain and foster team and interdisciplinary cooperation between people from different backgrounds.

Learning Programs

The PhD Winter School program will develop Euro-Egyptian mechanism to strengthen the cooperation in the WEF-Nexus between junior researchers from different countries. The applicants will have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge in the WEF Nexus through number of sessions provided by the local and international partners.

Workplan

The PhD Winter School will focus on sharing comprehensive understanding of the interrelation existing among WEF Nexus (Water, Energy and Food), with the aim at educating researchers towards new thinking over sustainable solutions. The PhD Winter School content is designed by our four international partners; Politecnico di Milano, RWTH Aachen University, Graz University of Technology and Montpellier SupAgro, who will provide the applicants with the “know-how” and support them with the latest practices and technologies in the area of water, energy and food. The winter school will give special attention to hands-on project activities that enable the participants to implement the theories they gain and foster team and interdisciplinary cooperation between people from different backgrounds.

The applicants will attend number of sessions related to the WEF Nexus area. These sessions will be followed by roundtable discussions, where the applicants will be divided into teams and work closely to provide sustainable solutions relevant to the WEF. The output of this work, will be presented as “Research Posters” during TriNex International Conference by the end of the school in Alexandria, Egypt.

What we look for

  • PhD student and recent PhD graduate in any of WEF (Water/Energy/Food) related field.
  • willing to extend their knowledge about the WEF Nexus and interdisciplinary research
  • motivated to engage with integrated approaches and system thinking
  • with an excellent communications skills
  • are able to understand English effectively and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English

Certification

Participants will receive a certificate from the four European universities at the end of the school, stating that they have successfully participated. To receive this certificate, participants have to be present in all sessions over the ten days.

Venue

The PhD Winter School will be held in 3 places respectively:

 

Sekem ­conference room at Sekem Guest House, Belbes Rd, Egypt
29 January 2017 – 5 February 2017
6 February – 7 February
sekem

 

Computer labs at The American University in Cairo
4 February – 5 February 2017
auc

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
8- 9 February 2017
bib

 

Registration

Registration is open until the 31st of October 2016 before 5:00 PM (GMT). Kindly prepare your necessary documents to upload them. Once you are ready, kindly complete the online application below.

All PhD Winter School participants are invited to register with the requested information as early as possible to receive the acceptance letter and invitation letter for the visa (if required).

Contact

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Program

Arrival starting Saturday 28.January 2017

Schedule 29.January 2017 – 7.February 2017

 

29 January

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    Introduction and School presentation: The Water - Energy Food Nexus at the light of agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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    The WEF Nexus and the enabling policies: drivers and barriers to WEF strategy penetration by HU

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    The WEF Nexus and the enabling policies: drivers and barriers to WEF strategy penetration by HU

30 January

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    Sustainable Development and Water: Management and technologies by RWTH

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    Technology development: - Advances In Membrane Technology - Design of RO units and ultrafiltration systems by AU

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    Introduction of Call of Ideas for International Trinex Conference

31 January

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    Sustainable Water Farming by CU

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    Trinex Pilot projects presentation from WP1 (Partner Egypt)

1 February

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    Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Food Processing by Graz

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    Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Food Processing by Graz

2 February

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    Food Production and/or Processing (SupAgro)

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    Food in the WEF nexus: the main challenges (SupAgro)

3 February

4 February

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    Geographic Information System and Water Modeling by RWTH at the AUC Labs at the AUC

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    Geographic Information System and Water Modeling by RWTH at the AUC Labs

5 February

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    WEF Group Communication Tools by RWTH at AUC labs

6 February

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    Appropriate Technology for Energy within a WEF perspective: technology overview (POLIMI)

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    Appropriate Technology for Energy within a WEF perspective: resource assessment and appropriate solutions (POLIMI)

7 February

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    Appropriate Technology for Energy within a WEF perspective: economics and environmental impact (POLIMI)

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    Project work presentation for Call of Ideas

8 February

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    Panels and International Conference

9 February

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    Groups meeting

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