Amman- 15 July 2019

Beginning of July 2019 the Dean of the School of Applied Technical Sciences (SATS) Dr. Safwan Altarazi together with the Exchange Coordinator for Industrial Engineering Dr. Saleem Ramadan and the Exchange Coordinator for Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering Dr. Sameer Al-Dahidi attended two Network meetings in Germany.

The SATS delegation accompanied by Network Coordinator Stefanie Kirsch met their German partner universities from the same faculties and discussed further cooperation in student exchange, co-teaching and joint research projects. During the meeting at HS Rhein-Main Rüsselsheim, Dr. Sameer Al-Dahidi could strengthen the Erasmus Plus cooperation, addressed new Flying Faculty professors and received positive feedback of his students in the German Year.

With Hochschule Aalen, Dr. Saleem Ramadan could discuss new teaching concepts such as flipped classroom and scheduled project teaching where GJU students work on their project in teams under the guidance of a professor before presenting the results of their project management to a broader audience.

Target-driven discussions led to several achievements for the School of Applied Technical Sciences, e.g. new agreements with TU Braunschweig, DHBW Karlsruhe and Hochschule Offenburg or an increase in number of seats for SATS students going to Hochschule Fulda and Hochschule Kempten as well as the opportunity for SATS staff to join research and Industry 4.0 laboratories at Hochschule Aalen and FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

The Dean Dr. Safwan Altarazi took the opportunity to promote the Jordan Engineers Association JEA conference held on November 2019 in Amman and invited all network members to join the next SATS network meeting 2020 held at GJU. Hopefully, many partners will follow this invitation.