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1. Posted by gurnani (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

this is my first post on this forum. I am in a school studying environmental engineering as my major. I just came back after completing my summer training from colorado. I am looking forward to come to Europe this winter. So, basically I am looking for some schools who can offer me a research position in my told field for a period of 2.5 months. If anyone could help me with recommending any school, it would be great as a native would have a first hand information about it.


2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Schools in Germany where one can study environmental engineering and which are thus potentially interesting to you:

TU Clausthal
FH Braunschweig
Osnabrück University
FH Weihenstephan
Weimar University
FH Trier

There are just too many choices and I am not an expert in your field of study. I only know that in Germany there are a lot of things that fall under "environmental engineering". Could you pretty please describe in detail what you are interested in? How do you envision your stay in Europe?

3. Posted by gurnani (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey, thanks for the suggestions. I would surely look into the schools that you have listed here. Anyways, more specifically, I am interested more on the waste management side. If you have any other univ. in which anything related to it is going on, it would be awesome.

Now, since this is a travel forum so I am sorry for such a query. Anyways, EU is a huge continent. So, any recommendations on best places to visit if I am there for winters (dec/jan). I have heard that its too cold at that time.


4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Waste management - what sort? Do you want to construct engines that deal with waste management or do you want to know more about waste management in general? Business admin angle? Biological or chemical angle? Engineering angle? I am asking because this is what the schools in Germany offer, which is why it is so difficult to find the right uni for you.

Also you said you wanted to do a research project - have you considered an internship with a waste management company?

December is great for going to Germany, btw. You'll like the Christmas markets and during the Christmas holidays you can have fun in the snow. Just put away some money for warm clothing. You'll need decent winter shoes, warm underwear and a nice jacket or cloak. Best buy these things in Germany.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Aug-2009, at 05:50 by t_maia ]