United Nations University Hub in Hamburg

On May 27, 2024, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) proudly inaugurated a United Nations University (UNU) Hub.

This significant development links TUHH directly to the global research and educational initiatives undertaken by the UNU, specifically through the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). This collaboration is a strategic move to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fits to the TUHH’s Mission „Engineering to Face Climate Change“.

The opening ceremony was attended by by distinguished guests including Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; Prof. Kaveh Madani, Director of UNU-INWEH; Sabine Becker-Thierry, Secretary of the UNU Council; and Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science, Research, Equality, and Districts, and Second Mayor of the City of Hamburg. Their presence underscored the importance of this hub in fostering international cooperation and advancing sustainable development through academic and research excellence.


Becoming a UNU hub is in line with TUHH’s strategy to become more recognised internationally. Tutech’s role in encouraging and supporting participation in EU funded programmes and the activities of the Enterprise Europe Network play a key role in connecting TUHH internationally. Many of the projects that TUHH can showcase as examples of Engineering to face climate change are funded by EU programmes.