Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan visiting KIT
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Dr. Lotay Tshering visited the KIT on Friday, March 10, 2023 to learn about its current energy and climate research. Discussions on bilateral cooperation were also on the agenda.
During the visit to the KIT Centers Energy and Climate and Environment, Tshering gained insights into the current research activities. With the Energy Lab 2.0 he visited Europe's largest research infrastructure for renewable energies. Tshering also visited the AIDA cloud chamber, in which the KIT researchers study the interaction and dynamics of aerosols in the atmosphere.
In addition, he informed himself about the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM), which deals with the earlier detection and better management of natural and anthropogenic disasters.
During the visit, Prime Minister Lotay Tshering and Professor Thomas Hirth, Vice President Transfer and International Affairs of KIT, also spoke about future cooperation between Bhutan and KIT. The topics of water, energy and geosciences in particular were identified as the content of possible future cooperation. Bhutan generates its electricity purely from hydropower and has committed itself to remain permanently CO2-neutral.