120.088 Projects in Development Aid
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 1.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • describe the relevance of development aid,
  • describe problem areas, where Austrian universities can provide support,
  • list problems that may occur during a development aid project, and
  • list examples from the own study field where the student can play a part.

Subject of course

The focus of the course is the development aid program Appear (Austrian Partnership Program in Higher Education and Research for Development). After a general introduction, speakers will present their respective projects. An essential aspect of the lectures are, in addition to the problem definition and the (technical) solution, the challenges of working in developing countries, dealing with inadequacies of the infrastructure, political developments, social challenges, economic conditions, etc.

Teaching methods

Presentations by practitioners followed by discussions with the students

Mode of examination


Additional information

The presentations will be held in irrgegular intervals atarting at 6 PM to avoid overlaps with other lectures. Exact dates will be provided.

The following presenters already accepret the invitation:

  • Nikoleta Nikisianli, Julia Lichtkoppler: Austrian Development Cooperation, Programme Officers
  • Edi Munawa: Municipal solid waste landfilling in Indonesia
  • Jakob Lederer: Water-Energy-Food security in Sub-saharan Africa
  • Therese Schwarzböck, Andreas Gassner:Waste management in Refugee settlements in Northern Uganda
  • Aminata Fall: Sustainable Energy Access for Sustainable Cities
  • Reinfried Mansberger: Implementation of Academic Land Administration Education in Ethiopia for Supporting Sustainable Development
  • Silke Drexler: Strengthening regional capacity in research and training in fisheries and aquaculture for improved food security and livelihoods in Eastern Africa
  • Paul Spiesberger: ICT4D - Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Where possible, the presentations will be held in german language.



Course dates

Thu18:00 - 20:0017.10.2019 Main building, Karlsplatz 13, 1st floor, Corridor D, room AD0117Presentation Edi Munawa
Wed18:00 - 20:0023.10.2019Seminarraum 127 Presentation Nikoleta Nikisianli and Julia Lichtkoppler
Thu18:00 - 20:0007.11.2019 Main building, Karlsplatz 13, 1st floor, Corridor D, room AD0117Presentation Therese Schwarzböck and Andreas Gassner
Thu17:00 - 19:0014.11.2019Sem.R. DA grün 02 A Presentation Aminata Fall
Mon18:00 - 20:0002.12.2019Seminarraum 127 Presentation Reinfried Mansberger
Tue18:00 - 20:0017.12.2019Sem.R. DA grün 02 B Presentation Paul Spiesberger

Examination modalities

Handing in of presentation notes and written exam at the end of the course

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2019 12:00 14.10.2019 12:00 14.10.2019 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
ALG For all Students


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Overview of the own field of study


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