Project

Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation - Phase 2

This project will support the establishing of a new Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation at AUST in Bangladesh.

Date Published
16 Apr 2022
Expected Start Date
01 May 2022
Expected End Date
30 Sep 2024
Project Types
Capacity Development Research
Project Status
Active

As part of the continuous sustainability activities, engelbert strauss GmbH & Co. KG (strauss) from Germany promotes the quality of higher education in Bangladesh. The goal of the project is to improve capacities of future university graduates entering into the labour market by establishing the first university Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation in Bangladesh. Through a cooperation between Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and UNU-FLORES from 2019 to 2021 the foundation for such a chair has been established in phase 1 of the project by developing study classes as well as providing training for university lecturers.

To establish the new chair and to bring an advanced stream on Sustainability and Textile Innovation for the bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering to full operation, the activities of curriculum development and implementation, training of university staff and industry suppliers as well as promotion of scientific research are planned to be intensified until 2024.

 

This project is funded by Engelbert Strauss.

 

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