Waste Management and Waste Engineering
Department Urban Water- and Waste Management,
University of Duisburg Essen

The University of Duisburg-Essen is located in the Ruhr region. It is one of the largest conurbations and has the highest density of universities in Europe. In 2014, 40.787 students are enrolled and 5484 employees make this university one of the largest employers in the region. The University of Duisburg-Essen has only recently been set up since January 1st 2003, and therefore is the youngest university in the country, but is formed from the merger of two predecessor institutions, the universities / comprehensive universities of Duisburg and Essen, both of which were founded in 1972.
This great conurbation, Ruhr, is certainly well-suited for engineering sciences, economics, natural science, and social sciences to deal with the future of social systems as well as working on sustainable concepts for the sustainable development of the human habitat in the context of structural change. For this purpose, in the Department of Civil Engineering, ecological, economic, and sociological perspectives are combined and incorporated into political feasible strategies.  

Thus the focus here is on examining the integration of urban area and urban mobility, the mobility behavior of passengers and freight traffic, a reasonable integration of waste management and handling of transport and a reliable determination of the water quality.

Civil Engineering

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Widmann
Siedlungswasser- und Abfallwirtschaft
Universitätsstr. 15
45141 Essen

Tel.: +49 201 183-2686




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