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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: . The next deadline is 31st July, 2020

    Application Documents

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

    The 4th CEMEREM Summer School 2020

    16 – 21 November, forty teachers and students of TTU attended the CEMEREM summer school.Since 2017, the summer schools were held in Germany but, due…





    CEMEREM at the DIGI-FACE Kick-Off Meeting

    The Digital Initiative for African Centres of Excellence (DIGI-FACE) is a cooperation project between a network of German and African Universities under the leadership of…


    The First CEMEREM Conference on „Mining and Education in Africa“ in Nairobi, Kenya

    On 15 and 16 November 2017, within the CEMEREM Project, the first International Conference on Mining and Education took place in Nairobi. CEMEREM is a…


    CEMEREM – image video online available for the “Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management”

    “Vor der Schippe ist es duster!”, is a German miners saying, meaning “It’s dark in front of the shovel.” We have put some light there…


    All Centres of African Excellence meet for the 8th time in Kenya at Taita Taveta University

    After an intensive, communicative and fruitful Networkmeeting all Partners are already on their way home. Among other things we worked on monitoring issues, furture perpectives…


    8th Network Meeting of the Centres of African Excellence in Voi, Kenya, April 5 -April 8

    Less than a week from now the representatives of the eight Centres of African Excellence will meet for the 8th time at Taita Taveta University…


    Visit to Nairobi and Taita Taveta University (TTU), Voi, Kenya

    From 14 – 20 December, a delegation of four (Prof. Jan C. Bongaerts and Dr. Jiangxue Liu, Erik Ferchau, biogas researcher of TU Bergakademie Freiberg,…


    Im Rahmen des CEMEREM Projekts zur Gründung und Ausstattung eines DAAD African Centre of Excellence for Mining, Environmental Engineering and Resource Management an der Taita Taveta University in Voi, Kenia, wurde in der Woche vom 9. bis zum 15. Juli 2017 die erste Sommerschule mit 20 Studierenden und Mitarbeitern der kenianischen Partnerhochschule durchgeführt.

    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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