About us Summer School (TUL)
The University of Duisburg-Essen
Creative inspiration between Rhine and Ruhr: the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in the European region with the highest density of institutions of higher learning. Created in 2003 by the merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the UDE is the youngest university in North Rhine-Westphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany.
Both campuses are easy to reach and offer 37,304 students a broad academic spectrum with an international orientation - ranging from the humanities and social sciences to economics and the engineering and natural sci-ences, including medicine. Students from 130 countries are currently enrolled at the UDE.
In many disciplines the UDE ranks amongst the TOP 10 of German research universities. Over the past three years, research income has risen by approximately 100 percent, a development which is also thanks to the five main research areas: Nanosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Urban Systems, Empirical Research in Education, and Change of Contemporary Societies.
Department of Transport Systems and Logitics
The Institute for Transport- and Logistics Systems (TUL: Prof. Dr. Bernd Noche) is the core institute for the master course in logistics engineering and responsible for the specific content and logistics expertise provided during the study trip. In particular the international master course “Technical Logistics” (M. Sc.) is striking because it provides thematically intensive interdisciplinary knowledge and competence for future decision-makers in economic and technical areas of international logistics enterprises as well as research institutions all over the world.
Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV)
As a centre of excellence, the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV) dedicates itself to the interdisciplinary conception, management and transfer of scientific work from across the University in the areas of logistics, mobility and traffic. Other relevant areas considered by the ZLV include concepts for energy efficient transport, the application of operations research in companies, the integration of urban structures and traffic in land use planning, the creation of logistic systems for humanitarian aid, and research into the development of long-term sustainable, economically conducive, socially acceptable and ecologically reliable innovations (sustainability research).