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Development Technology Unit

The Development Technology Unit is a research unit within the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick whose aim is to research and promote sustainable technologies appropriate for application in low-income countries. We are particularly concerned with the development and transfer of technologies appropriate to rural areas of tropical countries and also study "bottom up" industrialisation in those countries.

The DTU has been working for twenty years. Over this time we have been engaged in highly varied research in the broad fields of development and intermediate technology.

The DTU conducts its own research programmes and also works in collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), aid agencies, government bodies, private enterprise and private individuals in a about 20 countries. We are always interested to hear from prospective partners particularly those institutes specialising in impact studies (economic/ social/ gender/ micro-enterprise) of new technology in their own country, potential manufacturers of rural development equipment and NGOs engaged in promoting income-generating measures.

Enquiries from potential future research students and requests for further information could be made via Professor Ian Guymer