The United Nations passed the development agenda “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. A total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are formulated as joint requirements for industrialised, emerging and developing countries within the framework of a global partnership.

The DAAD (> more information) uses funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to promote higher education partnerships in areas that are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – also in the area of health with a focus on pandemic prevention and control (in a separate funding line) – that contribute to sustainable development in line with the SDGs and to establishing high-performing cosmopolitan higher education institutions in the partner countries and in Germany. Planning provides for teaching, research and higher education management at the partner institutions to be structurally improved in the context of funding.

The DAAD-SDG-Caucasus Project will on short- to medium-term improve research and higher education management at the partner institutions Tiflis State University (> more information) and Georgian Technical university (> more information) because the universities train the new generation of specialists needed to deal with local and global challenges.
It will stabilise the existing co-operation structure and we hope to establish new structures in a sustainable manner.
In the long term, the DAAD-SDG Caucasus partnerships aisaim to contribute to a sustainable development and establishment of high-performing higher education institutions TSU and GTU  in the partner countries and the KIT  in Germany.
The SDG-measures taken in DAAD SDG-Caucasus are connected with the BMBF funded project DAMAST-Transfer and thus especially focus on the UN-Goals of clean energy, environmental and climate protection which are closely connected with innovation and infrastructure, good jobs and economic growth, reduction of poverty, sustainable cities and communities. Inherent are contributions to Partnerships for the Goals and the quality of education.

The measures are focusing on :

  • Training activities in Georgia and Germany which concentrate on topics such as
    • Geology
    • Geomechanics
    • Seismology
    • Geodesy
    • Photogrammetry
    • Risk & Hazard
    • Geotechnics & Dam Construction
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  • Field trips where students and teachers are trained to use modern equipment and techniques.
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  • Summer Schools with invited experts