Current research projects

GUMLog - German-Ukrainian Master Program in Logistics

In short, GUMLog is a joint project funded by the DAAD, between the Chair in Maritime Business and Logistics, the Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman, the Odessa National Maritime University and the Uman National University of Horticulture. The main goal of the project is to develop reciprocal curricula and establish a master program in logistics with focus on the local context in Ukraine, whilst accessing state-of-the-art resources in transport and logistics. This development work and its results are considered to be, in the long-term, a decisive contribution to the sustainable regional development of Ukraine, in accordance with the Strategy on Sustainable Development “Ukraine - 2020”. Furthermore the project consortium is interested in the permanent involvement of other institutions from the academic and business world of logistics, and, with their help, hopes to launch a long-term Ukrainian-German network of interdisciplinary experts in transport and logistics issues.

Project duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2019
Contact: Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk
Ukrainian project partners: 3
Funding authority: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Funding program: Subject-related partnerships with universities in developing countries

EnergyWare - Energy Efficiency in Warehousing in Maritime Supply Chains

The central EnergyWare objective is the advancement of the bi-regional science, technology, and innovation dialogue between the involved institutions on both German and Ukrainian sides: The Chair in Maritime Business and Logistics (University of Bremen), and the Institute of Energy Saving and Energy Management (National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”) together with the Odessa Maritime University. Selected institutions intend to focus on the societal challenge of mutual national interest, namely warehousing energy efficiency in maritime supply chains.

With regard to thematic focus, the project encompasses optimising the capacity of building activities to support the information exchange among partners (1), finding and accepting other European partners into the project consortium based on bi-lateral research networks (2), and elaboration of the thematic proposal for the Horizon 2020 Energy-Call “Actual implementation of sustainable energy measures in industry and services” (3). The Twinning-Grant is supported in the framework of the International Cooperation Network for Countries from the Eastern Partnership (IncoNet EaP) and coordinated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Project duration: 15.01.2016 - 14.10.2016
Contact: Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk
LOGQUA – International logistics qualification between the University Ngaoundéré (NGA) and the University of Bremen
The objectives of this DAAD project are to exchange knowledge in logistics qualification and to support in the elaboration and the realization of logistics education programs at the University of Ngaoundéré, whilst strengthening their access to the European Research Area. In detail, this means to transfer methodological competences in teaching and lecturing as well as to exchange intercultural competencies between the scientific staffs at both universities. As a result, new, up-to-date bachelor and masters courses in logistics are developed and provided. As known, the city, and region, of Ngaoundéré take on an important role for the economic, educational and regional development in Cameroon.
Project duration: 01.2014 – 12.2017
Contact: Lydia Schwarz
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