Research projects

Did you know that AGAPE e.V. is a very special association?


AGAPE not only tries to help the poor, but also to find long-term and sustainable solutions to problems. For this reason, the association works together with Universities to initiate projects. In this way we want to make it possible to develop or test technical solutions that can later be produced or implemented in the country itself.


Since 2015, AGAPE e.V. has been able to encourage various Universities to cooperate in order to improve the living conditions in Bangladesh and India in the long term. Below are the links to the research work carried out by the association to date.



  • 2019 - 2021: Investigation and evaluation of spatial and temporal factors influencing arsenic mobility in groundwater in Bangladesh (cooperative project between the Institutes of Earth Sciences and Geography including a doctoral thesis funded by the Johannes Hübner Foundation, Gießen)



  • 2015 Geochemical investigation and scientific and technical support regarding the arsenic problem in Pabna, NW Bangladesh (small-scale project initialized by the association AGAPE e.V. in Heidelberg)

HCE-Start Projektfilm

Testing and development of community and household filter systems for arsenic removal

  • 2020: Geochemical investigations regarding the use of electrocoagulation for drinking water treatment in Bangladesh (Master's thesis at the Institute for Earth Sciences, University of Heidelberg)
  • 2017 - 2018: AsFreeH2O: Suitability and social acceptance of water purification technologies under the influence of future seawater level rises (HeiKa cooperation project between the Institute of Earth Sciences Heidelberg and the Institute of Functional Interfaces at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, financed by HeiKa Explore)
  • 2016: Elimination of arsenic from drinking water in Ullapara, Bangladesh   (Master thesis at the TU Darmstadt for testing innovative filter materials)