Education at the IUE

The Institute for Environmental Technology and Energy Economics sets great value upon teaching. In addition to several courses offered to students of the TUHH, the institute is involved in national and international educational projects: e.g. a student exchange with Jordan universities, Erasmus+ / DAAD projects, RECREEW Spring School and an „integral“ advanced training program for refugee-engineers. For further information see the navigation bar.

The following list contains the courses of the IUE open for students of TUHH this semester. Students can find further information on Stud.IP.


Current year
Join Mini Challenges of the ECIU University (PBL) [MA]
This course is part of the module: Non-technical Courses for Master
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Kuchta, Dipl.-Ing., Sascha Diedler
PBL -Projekt-/problembasierte Lehrveranstaltung

Join multidisciplinary and international teams at the ECIU University and solve mini challenges linked to SDG11 - Sustainable cities and communities, provided by business and societal partners across Europe. Participation in mini challenges will allow you to make a real impact in the community, city, or region by solving real-time local, national, and global challenges with a new way of learning - challenge-based learning.

Generalprocedure of a challenge:

  1. The mini challenge is provided by a city, region or business stakeholder and is entered on the ECIU UniversityChallenge platform (
  2. You register for the mini challenge you find relevant on the platform.
  3. An international and interdisciplinary team is formed from registered participants from all ECIU partner universities and a team facilitator from the host university is assigned.
  4. You work with the team on the mini challenge, engage, investigate, and propose non-technical solutions using the challenge-based learning methodology (
  5. During the process, you can select relevant micro-modules from ECIU member universities that help you gain additional knowledge or skills that are relevant to solve the mini challenge.
  6. Finally, teams deliver their outputs- which may include services, products, research questions, start-ups and spin-offs.

By working in multi-disciplinary and/or international teams, you will build up inter-cultural competences and increase your network of expertise by developing problem-solving and team-work skills.

TUHH is major part of the ECIU University leading institution related to the Challenge-based learning. All ECIU challenges will constantly be updated at the challenge platform:

“ Mini challenges” are challenges in the ECIU University that are supposed to be done within 2-6 weeks. The focus is to define your actual challenge, find a suitable solution(s) and to implement them.

This course is aimed at Master students from member universities of the ECIU network ( The course requires an independent approach to work, the willingness to learn independently about new non-technical topics and research methods, and the motivation to learn and actively participate in an international/disciplinary team.

( Mittwoch, 27.03.2024, Mittwoch, 03.04.2024, Mittwoch, 08.05.2024, Mittwoch, 29.05.2024 10:00 - 11:00, ( ): Donnerstag, 11.04.2024 10:00 - 11:00
SoSe 24
Termine am Mittwoch, 27.03.2024, Mittwoch, 03.04.2024, Donnerstag, 11.04.2024, Mittwoch, 08.05.2024, Mittwoch, 29.05.2024 10:00 - 11:00
Erster Termin: Mittwoch, 27.03.2024 10:00 - 11:00, Ort: (
tm2851 - Join Mini Challenges of the ECIU University (Projekt-/problembasierte Lehrveranstaltung)<ul><li>p1717-2021 - Join Mini Challenges of the ECIU University: Subject theoretical and practical work</li></ul>
Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH)
Weitere Informationen aus Stud.IP zu dieser Veranstaltung
Heimatinstitut: NTA - Nicht-technisches Angebot (0-NTA)
beteiligte Institute: Institut für Circular Resource Engineering and Management [CREM] (V-11)
In Stud.IP angemeldete Teilnehmer: 11
Anzahl der Dokumente im Stud.IP-Downloadbereich: 1