Logistics students travel to international congress in Brussels
Sustainable solutions sought for concrete problems in the industry
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for socially, economically and ecologically sustainable development are to be achieved worldwide by 2030 - also in the logistics sector. This brings new challenges for companies. At this year's "Young Logistics Challenge" during the FIATA World Congress (FWC) in Brussels, students and young logistics professionals are therefore looking together for creative and targeted solutions to real problems. Four students from the Logistics Engineering and Management (LEM) master's programme at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences are also taking up the challenge. Together with their teacher Prof. Dr. Tobias Eckardt, they are travelling to Brussels to demonstrate their skills in front of an international jury. The participation is sponsored by the Kieserling Foundation.
The FWC is one of the largest conferences in the logistics industry and brings together over 500 participants from more than 70 countries. This year's theme is "The Changing Climate of Logistics". Among other things, the participants will deal with the responsibility of the logistics sector in adapting to climate change. Sustainability issues are also on the agenda during the "Young Logistics Challenge", in which young logistics experts work together to develop a creative solution to a specific problem within a few hours. This is then presented as a pitch to an international jury. "Logistics is international by nature - the LEM Master's programme is geared accordingly. The competition complements the practice-oriented lectures with the opportunity to expand one's own network across borders right at the beginning of one's career," says Prof. Dr. Tobias Eckardt.
All information on the LEM degree programme at www.hs-bremerhaven.de/lem.
Information on the Young Logistics Challenge at www.fiata2023.com/young-logistics-challenge.