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    Kenyan German Centre for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management (CEMEREM)

    Taita Taveta University – Voi
    University of Applied Sciences – Dresden
    TU Bergakademie – Freiberg

    About CEMEREM

    The CEMEREM project, established as a consortium of Taita Taveta University (TTU) in Kenya, University of Applied Sciences Dresden (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTWD) and TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Technical University of Mining in Freiberg (TU BAF) was launched in May of 2016. The project seeks to establish a DAAD African Centre of Excellence for education on Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management in Partnership between Kenya and Germany. CEMEREM’s overarching objective consists in a contribution to a sustainable development of the natural resources sector in Kenya and East Africa.


    1. Discovery of substantial deposits of minerals, especially rare earth minerals, iron ore, coal, gas and oil
    2. Mining contributes about 1% of the GDP, 11,000 people employed, Potential of about 3.5 % of the GDP
    3. Development of mineral resources among the six priority sectors under the Economic Pillar of Kenya Vision 2030 Strategic Development Blueprint
    4. Underdeveloped human resource base undermines the potential of the sector

    Addressing the Situation

    Develop at TTU a centre of excellence in mining, environmental engineering and resource management education and research Foster scientific and cultural exchange between the project partners and between Kenya and Germany

    Specific Objectives

    • Develop and improve curricula for new and existing academic programmes (B.Eng., M.Sc. and PhD) to ensure practice-oriented education & training of local engineers & managers
    • Train a new generation of mining, process and environmental engineers and resource managers for industry and government
    • Build human capacity at TTUC to offer training in mining and environmental engineering and resource management
    • Network with industry and governments in the region in quality assurance for the proposed training programmes as well as research and training of engineers and resource managers
    • Integrate sustainability concepts (societal, environmental, spatial and economic) into the pedagogical and implementation

    Programmes and How to Apply

    As contributions to project outcomes related to education for students in the fields of mining and environmental engineering, until 2020, four study programmes were completely established and accredited within the planned timeline:

    1. MBA Natural Resources Management
    2. MSc Mining Engineering
    3. MSc Process Engineering
    4. MSc Environmental Engineering

    Please submit your electronic application in English to CEMEREM Centre, Taita Taveta University: .

    Application Documents

    For more information contact CEMEREM Project Manager: Prof. Ogada Maurice Juma:

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    Abbreviations/Acronyms CEMEREM          Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management DAAD                  Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst HTW                    Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft…


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    The official opening ceremony of the new CEMEREM Centre took place at the main campus of TTU. The ceremony was honored by the presence of John Mruttu, Taita Taveta Country Governor, Jutta Frascher, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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    Godfrey Mwelelu Inspector of Mines Ministry of petroleum and mining
    Martha Kavere NA NA
    Dr. Rehema Swalehe Tutorial Fellow Taita Taveta University
    Anne Kelly Kambura
    Mwamburi Mcharo Lecturer Taita Taveta University
    Ms. Mercy Mwithiga Assistant Lecturer Taita Taveta University
    MR. Thomas Makungu
    Oscar Ogala
    Philipp Marx Research associate HTW Dresden