"The 'majority world' is a term used in preference to the largely inaccurate, out-of-date and or non-descriptive terms as developing countries, third world and the south. .. Shahidul Alam began advocating for the new expression 'majority world' ...the term highlights the fact that these countries are indeed the majority of humankind. It also brings to sharp attention the anomaly that the Group of 8 countries - whose decisions affect a majority of the world's people - represent a tiny fraction of humankind."
Rahul Mehrotra at Connect Ideas – Maximize Impact on June 29th, 2012

Transsolar Academy

The Academy offers a one-year fellowship in climate-responsive building design for young architects or engineers in the Transsolar office in Stuttgart. The fellowship covers tuition, travel and accommodation. We choose six young professionals connecting to parts of the world where we have had almost no impact. The program provides lectures, tutorials and project work. The comprehensive and practical training combines theoretical background with hands-on experience: working on a personal project and on projects in the company. Fellows will not only work with and learn from Transsolar engineers, but also learn from each other. Our goal is to gain knowledge from the fellows discovering the opportunities of 'KlimaEngineering' in the home countries of the Academy fellows, where we believe the greatest changes will take place in the near future.

2020 / 2021

Transsolar Academy 7 – ready to lift off...


Our seventh Academy is already settling in. Training has started and soon they will be integrated into our office and sit right next to the Transsolar engineers, ready to learn from hands-on experience. We are excited to have them in our office and are already learning to take new perspectives from them. We have changed our education program (again!): each fellow will be working on a research project mentored by a Transsolar engineer. We will keep you informed on this website – so stay tuned.
Below the TSA Fellows present themselves with their creative boards and motivations.