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Hamburg University of Technology

The Hamburg University of Technology is one of the youngest universities in Germany as well as among those who have achieved popularity in a short time. The university was founded in 1978 and in 1982/83 lecturing followed.

Hamburg University of Technology


Our challenges

Challenges of the Hamburg University of Technology

Promoting active means of transportation in Hamburg

Bicycles offer an environmentally sustainable and space saving means of individual transportation in cities and are especially well suited for short to medium-length routes. Today, cyclists in the city of Hamburg often find themselves in unsafe situations.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Good Health and Well-being
Making public space usable

Population and production growth have resulted in a demand for higher capacities of urban transportation systems. Today, traffic is the number one occupier of public space in Hamburg. That has led to unsatisfactory conditions in regards to traffic flow and traffic jams.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Good Health and Well-being
In progress
Climate neutral Campus in Europe

We want to develop a climate neutral campus with innovative ideas and bold solutions and thereby, advance climate protection and reduce CO2 production. What does it look like in your city? Develop a concept that enables the TUHH to have a climate neutral campus in the future.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action
In progress
Cooperative model for improved living conditions

This challenge deals with the cooperation of local companies and local governments as well as regional administrators to improve the living and working conditions of citizens and employees.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
In progress
Helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in international trade to determine and reduce their indirect carbon emission along the supply chain

According to Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), scope 3 emission includes all the indirect activities that occurs in company’s supply chain (logistic, business travels, purchased goods and services etc.). The scope 3 emission are also usually larger than the scope 1 (direct) and scope 2 (purchased energy) emission for many companies that are in the international trade businesses. At the moment, there are no clear guidelines for SMEs on how to determine and calculate their scope 3 emission.

Affordable and Clean Energy