851-0649-00L International Development Engineering
|Semester||Spring Semester 2021|
|Lecturers||I. Günther, A. Rom, K. Shea, E. Tilley|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||In this seminar, students will learn from researchers around the globe about technological interventions designed to improve human and economic development within complex, low-resource setting. Students will also get familiar with frameworks from social sciences and engineering, helping them to understand, and evaluate the discussed technologies and to put them into a broader context.|
|Objective||• Students will get familiar with frameworks from social sciences and engineering needed for innovation in a complex, low-resource setting. |
• Students will learn about concrete examples of technological interventions designed to improve sustainable development and critically reflect on them.
• Students get a broad understanding of some of the most important issues and discussions related to global sustainable development.
|Content||In the introductory class, students will learn about challenges related to global sustainable developments and how they have developed over time. Students will then get exposed to frameworks from social sciences and engineering disciplines, which will help them analyze technologies designed for low-resource settings. In the remaining sessions thought leaders from the field of development engineering will present a wide range of innovations from sectors such as health, water and sanitation, education and governance that will then get discussed with students using the frameworks they learned.|