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African Logistics Networks (Modul Angewandte Logistikforschung)


Effective logistics is an important component of sustainable economic development and successful economic activities. This requires a considerable amount of logistics expertise in the country as a whole, but above all for key sectors such as textile and food processing industries in Ethiopia as well as the mobility sector.

In its vision for 2025, Ethiopia has set itself the goal of becoming a "middle income country" and wants to position itself as a "leading manufacturing hub of Africa." It is the country’s explicit goal to advance economic development in different industrial sectors by setting up several industrial parks and implementing further incentives. To achieve these goals, logistical capabilities that were previously lacking must be built up and expanded by the various supply chain players. In addition, the implementation of efficient and effective logistics practices must be adapted to the specific needs and demand of the Ethiopian markets and the African continent.

Learning Objectives

This module aims to give students an insight into the different logistics structures and networks on the African continent and to strengthen their ability to develop innovative solutions that fit the local conditions and requirements.

The main focus of the course in summer semester 2020 lies in the Ethiopian logistics structures, transportation modalities, port issues and specific challenges of the agricultural and food processing industries in this country.

Course Structure

The participants will work in groups together with Ethiopian students from the Addis Ababa University (AAU) on a relevant case study and present the results. In addition, a written report must be submitted by the end of the semester (end of September).

The module will be divided into three components:

  • Kick-off class to introduce the course and prepare the content.
  • 5-days stay in Addis Ababa in which the case studies are presented, further contents are deepened and excursions take place.
  • 5-days block in Berlin, in which the results of the case study are presented.

The course will be held in English and is delimited to 11 students.

6 ECTS points are awarded for successful completion of the course.

Lecturer of the event


The course will be held by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Straube.


Only Master students with previous knowledge of Logistics and excellent English skills will be considered.


This course will be evaluated corresponding to a portfolio examination.

Grade Composition
Case Study Presentation

30 of 100

Written Report
70 of 100


Due to the limited number of participants, a complete application in PDF format (short letter of motivation, CV and proof of the courses completed in the logistics department) is required.

Please send your application before the deadline per Email to

Application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection process.

Admitted students must enroll in the course via LNV and Quispos or Prüfungsamt. You can find further information on the course "Angewandte Logistikforschung" here.

Important Dates

This course will take place every summer semester in the years 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Following the measures taken by the different governments and the TUB to reduce the spread of covid-19, this course will be postponed to the winter semester 2020. Concrete dates will be disclosed in a timely manner.


Enrollment Dates
Deadline for submission of application
Announcement of admitted participants
Deadline for binding confirmation

The participants will be informed about their admition status per Email. Students who fail to send their binding confirmation before the deadline will loose their right to participate in the course.


Course Dates
Block 1: Kick-off in Berlin
Block 2: Student exchange in Addis Ababa
Block 3: Student exchange in Berlin
Presentation of the case study results
Submission of the written report




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