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    • Seatropolis

      Smart infrastructures play an increasing role in business development all over the world. Especially harbour cities explore new ways of creating smarter solutions for ports. What has been done in terms of smart infrastructure in the harbour cities Hamburg, Saint Petersburg and Dar es Salaam? [...] read more

    • Healthcare and the City

      There are different players in the healthcare management environment like medical technology companies, health insurance funds that cover people’s expenses, and the health economy trying to support companies in taking care of employee’s health. Smart cities combine these different healthcare institutions to improve the life of their citizens. [...] read more

    • Different cities, different solutions, same goal: smartness in our homes

      Smart Homes – when talking about this topic, many people are thinking of science fictional environments, in which fridges can automatically order fresh milk or where we can beam ourselves from one room into another. But what could a smart home really look like? Is it a home that has access to the Internet and can it run automatically? When does smartness begin? We have asked Professor Kai von Luck, a specialist for the digital development in smart cities and smart homes at HAW Hamburg. His answer: “There is no measurement for smartness.” [...] read more

    • Smart City – Urban Development and Digital Change

      Students from three different continents have met in the frame of the city partnerships between Hamburg, Dar es Salaam, and St. Petersburg in the first week of October 2016 in the International Media Center (IMC). The IMC at HAW Hamburg organized a workshop in cooperation with the University of Dar es Salaam and the State University of St. Petersburg focusing on "Smart City – Urban Development and Digital Change" [...] read more

    • Dealing with waste management problems

      All over the world are still landfills for disposing waste, having dramatic effects on the planet. A smart way of dealing with it is an important global task to save the environment. Reusing waste to create new products or energy is a helpful way to have a sustainable use of resources. A group of students from the partner cities of Hamburg, St. Petersburg and Dar es salaam investigated the situation of waste management in their respective cities and searched for smart solutions. [...] read more

    • The FinTech (R)Evolution

      Financial technology is developing with fast pace all over the world, while traditional banking services seem to become less important for customers. We met one of Germany’s FinTech pioneers, Stefan Herbst, spoke to Tanzanian citizens and visualized Russian FinTech developments to get a brief overview of financial services and visions in 2016. [...] read more

    • Multimedia Reports about Refugees

      What causes people to leave their homeland? What happens to them after their escape? Which challenges are they facing in their new environment? And what are the challenges for cities like Hamburg who are going to house and take care of the flows of refugees? [...] read more

    • The Memory Archives

      The Memory Archives is a in-depth examination of one of the seminal events of the last one-hundred years. It is a compilation of the recollections of survivors of the Holocaust and the descendants of those survivors as told through stories written, recorded and video-taped by twenty students. [...] read more

    • Five Theses on World Press Freedom Day

      The United Nations has designated May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. It provides a moment for reminding us about the limitations of that freedom around the world, says Prof. Dr. Steffen Burkhardt, director of the International Media Center (IMC). [...] read more

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