ITT – Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
The ITT is an applied research and teaching institute with a problem oriented and stakeholder centered research strategy. It aims to enable people from a variety of technical and cultural backgrounds to better solve the problems arising from complex environmental issues. Experts who can analyze the complex human-environmental system we live in and develop suitable solutions to sustainably preserve our supplies of food, water and energy. The ITT cooperates with key regional, national and international organizations within the fields of resources management, development co-operation and higher education in addition to providing teaching, innovative research and capacity development worldwide.
The ITT offers various master programs related to natural resources management with special reference to tropical and subtropical regions. Some of the master programs are offered together with partners abroad providing students the chance to study in different settings, gaining insights into other cultural, environmental and social realities. Studying at the ITT does not only mean achieving a master’s degree, but going beyond one’s professional and personal boarders. Through manifold trainings and modern methods of teaching and learning, we realize the concept of lifelong learning and put the student in the center of our education efforts.
In its research structure, the ITT integrates different disciplines and methods in adequate platforms for the analysis and development of natural resources management solutions. Its research follows a holistic approach, which jointly considers biophysical, environmental, economic and social issues.
The ITT research program responds to international public debates on important real-life themes like: The Water, Food and Energy Nexus and the Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the International Decade for Action: Water for Life, or the Millennium Development Goals, to just mention a few.