RWTH Delegation in Indonesia


An eleven member strong RWTH delegation recently visited Yogyakarta in Indonesia. At the core of the visit was the opening of the GetIn-CICERO laboratory, which is collaboratively funded by RWTH and the Indonesian Gajah-Mada-University. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research sponsored laboratory equipment in the amount of 500,000 euros.


GetIn-CICERO is short for German-Indonesian Geo-Campus in Indonesia for Competence in Education and Research for Organisations. The Campus will focus on the environmentally sustainable development of raw materials, the promotion of existing mineral resources, the optimization of ground water management in residential centers, micro-pollutants in the water cycle, georisks and climate adaptations in coastal regions, and energy efficiency in mining and metal finishing.

With three strokes of the gong, the lab was opened by the General Director of Science and Research in the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Universities, Ali Ghufron Mukti, together with Dr. Svann Langguth, head of the research department of the German Embassy.

The previous evening the German ambassador, Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, welcomed the Aachen delegation and 70 other guests to a reception to celebrate the lab's opening. Axel Preuße, dean of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, and Bernd Markert, the rector's delegate for alumni, also attended with Thomas Zettler, director of the DAAD office in Indonesia.

Source: Press and Communications