226.023 Transfer of Enviornmental Technology to Developing Countries
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar

Learning outcomes

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

- to analyse waste management systems in developing countries

- to apply the method of material flow analysis to waste management systems and to interpret the results

Subject of course

  1. Introduction into technology transfer and solid waste management
  2. Technical features of waste mangement in South East Europe: waste collection systems, waste generation and composition patterns, waste disposal practices
  3. EU legislation and the future of waste management in South East Europe
  4. Illustration and analysis of the status quo of solid waste management by material flow analysis (MFA): case study Serbia
  5. Student's work and presentation: design, illustration, and assessment of scenarios for future waste management in Serbia
  6. Case studies on successful and unsuccessful technology transfer in the field of solid waste management in Serbia

Teaching methods

- Critical discussion of case studies

- Application of material flow analysis to waste management systems

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon16:00 - 19:0015.06.2020 Live GoToMeeting (link in TUWEL)Introduction into state-of-the-art solid waste management (Johann Fellner); Waste management in emerging and developing countries - Part I (Goran Vujic); Material flow analysis and waste management - Part I (Nemanja Stanislavljevic)
Thu16:00 - 19:0018.06.2020 Live GoToMeeting (link in TUWEL)Online discussions with students
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Grading of the seminar will be done based on the attendance during the online-meetings and online discussions with students (on Monday and Thursday) and on the seminar work/paper.

The seminar work/paper has to be submitted until July 31, 2020.

Seminar work/paper:

Option A  – Propose two specific waste management scenarios that reflect your ideas and thoughts about potential improvement and optimization of waste management in developing/transition country (scenarios should be developed by MFA and STAN). – about five A4 pages

 Option B  – Elaborate/write short essay about specifics of WM in the countries in different part of the world (e.g. Japan, Taiwan, US, Austria, Germany, South Africa) versus developing countries (e.g. Brasil, China, etc..) – about five  A4 pages

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
06.03.2020 12:00 14.06.2020 23:59 14.06.2020 23:59

Registration modalities:

Course registration in TISS



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

English reading and writing.