Exhibition in the University Library Ilmenau: 10 years of Engineers without Borders Ilmenau

Totale von der PhotovoltaikanlageEngineers without Borders East Africa
Photovoltaic system installed by the Ilmenau regional group in a school centre in Uganda near the capital Kampala

An exhibition in the University Library Ilmenau presents the Ilmenau regional group of Engineers Without Borders on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. Posters and videos illustrate their mission, values and vision. The exhibition will be open to the public from November 11 to 18, Monday to Saturday, during library opening hours, admission is free.

Engineers Without Borders is a non-profit association dedicated to development cooperation in the so-called Global South, i.e. in emerging and developing countries. The members, mainly engineers and engineering students, but also architects and members of other professional groups, support people where technical cooperation is needed. When it comes to securing the basic needs of the local population, they ensure that the necessary infrastructure is built and secured, particularly in the areas of water and electricity supply and sanitary facilities. By always implementing the projects that improve the lives of local people together with local companies and partner organizations on an equal footing, Engineers Without Borders creates a high level of identification with the project among the locals.

In addition to the international projects of the Ilmenau regional group of Engineers Without Borders, the exhibition also presents its other work - including the repair meeting, to which interested parties can bring their broken electrical appliances, and the local education group, which organizes workshops on topics such as sustainability, equal opportunities and social inclusion.workshops on topics such as sustainability, equal opportunities and development cooperation.


More about the Ilmenau regional group in the interview with Moritz Mösler


Milena Pfafferott
University Library
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