"The 'majority world' is a term used in preference to the largely inaccurate, out-of-date and or non-descriptive terms as developing countries, third world and the south.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 Transsolar 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 aim to choose six young applicants to start in January 2020 primarily from the "majority world", with the goal of connecting to parts of the world where we have had almost no impact in the past. The application process for the 7th Transsolar Academy is now closed.
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 staff and partners, but also learn from each other.
Our goal is to gain knowledge and discover 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. We hope to increase our impact by connecting ideas through our TS Academy fellows returning home and applying their knowledge.
We want to inspire others to create their own academy. Find out about the vision and concept for the Transsolar Academy where we share our successes, failures, and learnings as well as our hopes and ambitions moving forward.


2019 / 2020

Watch the TSA 6 Video! Giving you a short glimpse of the uniqueness of this group... Enjoy!


We spent half a year to recap the past 5 years of our Transsolar Academy. Always striving to maximize our impact we have "re"started our Academy program with 6 young architects following a slightly new approach: we want to focus "more" on supporting the Fellows in networking during and after their Fellowship. For this reason, we have changed the concept of the personal research projects: set-up as a collaborative effort, with each part essential to the outcome, the group cooperated and worked on the completion of the Language Lab and Tomatis Research Centre in Auroville, India.