From 2010 until 2014, CNRD financed a professorship for the field of “Natural Resources Management” at TH Köln, ITT. The first CNRD chair was Prof. Dr. Antonio Reyes from Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico, who joined TH Köln/ ITT from September 2010 until August 2011. From September 2011 to August 2012 Prof. Dr. Junun Sartohadi from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was holding the position of the CNRD chair. The following CNRD chair for the period from 2013 to the end of July 2014 was Dr. Nadir Elagib from Sudan.
The candidates focused on the CNRD core topics, addressing specifically the implications of Global Change in research and teaching:
– Integrated water resources management
– Land use dynamics and biodiversity
– Renewable energies
– urban and regional management and sustainable livelihoods of the poor
The chair supported the advancement of teaching through development of adequate teaching material especially for the purpose of expanding e-learning activities.