The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) was founded in 2003 by merging two formerly independent universities. The predominant intention of the merger was to increase performance through an organizational reform and through strengthening of already successful research fields. Structurally, the university links existing scientific excellence within individual departments, faculties and with other university and extramural research facilities to create new research clusters. These also provide the base for the training of junior scientists. In research UDE occupies a respectable high-ranking position among the forty German universities known for their research – as measured by the amount of financial support granted by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Technical expertise available to ATBEST fellows at UDE includes:
- Lab-scale reactors for biological hydrogen and methane production
- Logistic department high specification virtual laboratory
- Access to library of models and real data banks