FALCONESS is the Female Academic Leadership Network for Conscious Engineering and Science towards Sustainable Urbanisation.

The FALCONESS-project is about scientific questions related to sustainable urban development in Africa. The link between engineering and scientific topics with socio-economic aspects is a core element. Subjects of study are Lagos, Dar es Salaam, Cairo, Johannesburg and Accra. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung and the University of Lagos in Nigeria take over the project coordination. Further partner institutes are University of Ghana, Ain Shams University, Egypt, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Technical University Munich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hochschule Düsseldorf, and University of Bayreuth, all from Germany.