Visit of Delegation from DonNTU to Technical University of Kaiserslautern

10-1-2018    International Cooperation   449   

Візит делегації  до КайзерслаутернаFrom 12 till 15 December in 2017 the delegation from Donetsk National Technical University visited the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). The delegation included Rector, I. Liashok, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ecology and Chemical Technologies, A. Surzhenko, some representatives from Department “Equipment of Processing Technological Complexes” A. Toporov and P. Tretyakov and from Department “Applied Mechanics and Materials Science” I. Kutnyashenko and O. Alekseyeva. The members of the delegation had several business meetings with President of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Helmut Schmidt, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanics and Technologies of Production, Yorzh Zivig, Head of the Institute of Technology of Particle Processing S. Antonyuk and Head of the Department of Thermal Technologies, Hans-Joerg Bart.

During the visit, the Rector of DonNTU and the president of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern exchanged gifts and discussed the strategy and possible areas for cooperation. At the meeting with the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanics and Technology, the Rector discussed the possibilities for the exchange of students and university teachers within the framework of the ERASMUS+ program and the prospects of joint scientific research. Deans of Faculties, Jorg Zivig and A. Surzhenko agreed on the coordination of the curriculum for the students of a major “Sectoral Mechanical Engineering” and the possibility for the students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ecology and Chemical Technologies of Donetsk National Technical University to participate in the programs of academic mobility. One of the prospects for the professors and associate professors from the Department “Equipment of processing technological complexes” is to teach special disciplines at the Institute of technology of particle processing.

The results of the first stage of the joint research project were summarized at the seminar. This project is a part of the strategy of the Federal Government of Germany for the internationalization of science and research, which is stipulated in a special Provision on promoting scientific and technical cooperation with Ukraine. The term of the project is from 01.07.2017 – till 30.06.2019. By the way, the project was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Prof. S. Antonyuk and Associate Professor A. Toporov reported on the progress of the project.

Also, Prof. S. Antonyuk showed the delegation round the institutes’ laboratories. The postgraduates from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern told the delegates about their scientific experiments, showed them the laboratory equipment and explained its technical capabilities.

The visit of the delegation from DonNTU to Germany proved to be productive. The visit resulted in establishing business relations between the Technical Universities and deciding on the promising areas of cooperation. We would like to thank the President of the Institute of Technology of Particle Processing, Prof. S. Antonyuk for all the arrangement that were made for the visit of the scientists from DonNTU.

 

Andriy Surzhenko,

Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,Ecology and Chemical Technologies

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