Technische Universität Dresden
Project Members: Katja Schröder
About: The Technische Universität Dresden, founded in 1828, ranks among the oldest technical-academic educational establishments in Germany. With 35.000 students and almost 4.200 permanent employees, it is the largest university in Saxony today. Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine. Students benefit from a practice-oriented and interdisciplinary co-operation as teachings and research are based on the principle of incorporating students and graduates into current research tasks as soon as possible.
The TUD Institute for Political Science is part of the Faculty for Philosophy. Its main focus is oriented on research and education in the specific field of political systems and comparative analysis. In this regard, the institute undertakes studies on the applicability of innovative approaches and methods to analyse political and social systems and institutions and to strengthen inter- and trans-disciplinary discourse.
Activities in the project: TUD will be responsible for the activities concerning the assessment of civil society involvement in sustainable energy agenda setting in Africa and in Europe. In this regard, it will monitor and guide the elaboration of the assessment criteria list as well as of the interview guidelines. Its major responsibility will be the organisation of the Assessment Workshop in Dresden in spring 2009.