Angkor Project Group
At the beginning of 2005, we initiated a project of students from the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, IWR, University of Heidelberg, and students from the Royal University of Fine Arts and Architecture, RUFA, Phnom Penh.
The aim of the Angkor Project Group, APG, is
a close collaboration among students with different cultural
and educational backgrounds, transferring knowledge based on direct contacts.
A Memorandum of Understanding of both universities was signed in March, 2005.
You may download the following posters shown at the 23rd Bertha Benz-Vorlesung in June 2006. They provide general information on our activities in a printable form.
Grants and Promotions
Return visit of the UNESCO scholarship students
There is a vivid exchange on the student level between Heidelberg and Phnom Penh.
Granted by the UNESCO, we again hosted two student guests from the
Royal University of Fine Arts and Architecture (RUFA),
Cambodia, coming with the help of UNESCO scholarships in October, 2006.
IWR Innovation Award in Scientific Computing for Cultural Heritage
In 2006 the IWR of the University of Heidelberg started to offer
a grant to encourage students from Cambodia to plan and undertake
a research project contributing to the cultural heritage of Angkor.
Detailed information can be found
Applications should be sent to
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Georg Bock
IWR, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
UNESCO scholarship students from Cambodia
From October 8 to December 4, 2005, we hosted the following guests in the
Angkor Project Group at IWR, University of Heidelberg: Four UNESCO
scholarship holders from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA),
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism,
at Phnom Penh, Cambodia and a lecturer also from RUFA, Phnom Penh,
funded by the German Development Service (DED).
Summary of the activities during the two month visit.
Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz-Stiftung
Temple reconstructions were initially sponsored by the
Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz-Stiftung in a
Computer Modeling, Analysis and Visualization of Angkor Wat Style Temples in Cambodia.
We also express our thanks for the sponsoring of Internet access at the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA).
MFG Stiftung Baden-Württemberg
A database with information about the Phnom Bakheng is sponsored by a do it stipend for Philipp Struck.