RWTH Delegation in Indonesia



An eleven-member delegation from RWTH now visited Yogyakarta in Indonesia. The focus of the visit was the opening of the GetIn-CICERO laboratory. This is jointly supported by RWTH and the Indonesian Gadjah Mada University. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funded the equipment of the laboratory with 500,000 EUR.

 GetIn-CICERO stands for German-Indonesian Geo-Campus in Indonesia for Competence in Education and Research for Organizations. Research will focus on the environmentally friendly development of new raw materials, the extraction of existing raw material deposits, the optimization of groundwater management in settlement centers, micro-pollutants in the water cycle, geohazards and climate adaptation in coastal areas, or energy efficiency in mining and metal refining. A first workshop on "Modern Analytical Methods in Environmental Sciences" has now taken place.

With three gongs, the Director General for Science and Research of the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Ali Ghufron Mukti, together with Dr. Svann Langguth, Head of the Research Department of the German Embassy, opened the laboratory.

The evening before, German Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg invited the Aachen delegation and 70 other guests to a reception to mark the opening. Professor Axel Preuße, Dean of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, and Professor Bernd Markert, Rectorate Representative for Alumni, also met Thomas Zettler, Head of the DAAD Office in Indonesia.