Tampere University (TAU, Tampereen korkeakoulusaatio sr) was created on January 1st 2019 as a merger of Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and University of Tampere (UTA). The multidisciplinary, foundation-based Tampere University is Finland’s second-largest university with 20.000 students and 330 professors. TAU conducts scientific research in technology, health and society and provides the highest education within these fields.
In 2019, the total income of the two universities was 321 M€ of which 24 % was external research funding. TAU ranks fourth among all Finnish participants in H2020 funding. The university researcher community and support services have long experience on EU funding. TAU has an EU support team dealing with legal, financial and administrative issues. TAU has been awarded with the European Commission’s ‘HR Excellence in Research’ logo.
KTH is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. KTH is organized into five Schools, each covering a major field of engineering science. KTH education and research covers a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all branches of engineering plus architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. In addition to the research carried out by KTH’s Schools, a large number of national Competence Centers are located at KTH.
To facilitate formulation of cross-disciplinary research, KTH has set up six research platforms designed to break down traditional barriers between academic disciplines to deliver practical results that can help solve overarching global challenges. The Research Platforms encompass the following focus areas: Energy, Digitalization, Materials, Transport, Life Science Technology and Industrial Transformation.
There are 13 633 full year-equivalent undergraduate students, almost 1 722 active research students and 3 628 full time-equivalent employees.
Situated in the heart of the Lausitz region, BTU combines outstanding international research with future-oriented teaching. It makes an important contribution to society, our culture and the economy through knowledge and technology transfer and with further education. As a technical university, BTU offers a teaching concept found nowhere else in Germany: our courses of study lead to either a university or a university of applied science degree, or to a so-called dual education degree, which is obtained through a combination of academic schooling and vocational training. BTU offers around 80 applied or research-oriented study programmes for Bachelor or Master degree (repeatedly recognized in e.g. CHE Ranking), thereof twelve study programmes with an international focus. Approximately 7,000 students are enrolled at the BTU of which around 2,350 come from abroad. China, India, Poland and Nigeria represent the biggest country groups of the more than 110 different nations. Since July 2020 is the BTU one of the 20 European universities in Germany.
ECOSOIL Ost GmbH, to which the “careful crane-guided dismantling” project team belongs, emerged from the mine renovation at the end of the 1990s. This project team already started successfully in 2001 with the crane-operated dismantling of prefabricated buildings from “GDR times”.
Since then an intensive and very constructive cooperation with the BTU Cottbus has developed, especially with Prof. Dr. Mettke and her field of work “construction recycling”. In the 2001-2020 financial years, 170 properties with a dismantling volume of € 40.5 million were realized solely through crane-guided dismantling. The realization involves objects in the construction methods Q6 – 0.8 Mp, 1.1 and 2.0 Mp strip construction as well as P2 and WBS 70 – construction methods in various rationalization stages.
Demolition and construction company
Role in the project
Partner, main contribution in WP2, WP3, WP5, WP7, WP8
P. Jähne Ingenieurbüro GmbH is an independent consulting engineering company based in Cottbus. The company exists since 1991 and currently has 8 employees. Peter Jähne is the founder and director of the company. They offer architectural and structural engineering services in planning phases 1 to 9 – from basic determination of documentation with checking of the cost framework by the client and preliminary planning to property monitoring – construction supervision and documentation and property support including warranty tracking. That means completely planning of a building.
The company was awarded with the Brandenburg Engineer Prize in 2008 for the special project with reuse of precast concrete components and with the Brandenburg Prize for the Preservation of Historic Monuments in 2009.