Amman- 17 November 2021

This year’s network meeting of the School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (SEEIT) was able to take place in person again, for the first time since the outbreak of Covid-19. The network meeting was hosted by TH Brandenburg and took place from 11th to 12th of November 2021. Travelling from Jordan to Brandenburg were the vice dean of the school, Dr. Osamah Badarneh together with exchange coordinator Dr. Dhiah Abou Tair and  Eng. Samira Khraiwesh.

The host university was represented by Prof. Dr. Julia Schnitzer and Prof. Dr. Rolf Socher, Vice President of International Affairs at TH Brandenburg. The German network head, Prof. Dr. Rainer Herpers from HS Bonn Rhein-Sieg also joined.

The different German partner universities such as HS Trier, TH Brandenburg and HS Bonn Rein-Sieg, were represented in person and also joined by other German partners such as HS Fulda, HS Bremen, HS Darmstadt, TH Deggendorf and FH Köln online, since a hybrid session was made possible by the team in Brandenburg.

After some welcome words by Dr. Julia Schnitzer and a general introduction of the participants Prof. Dr. Socher also dedicated a welcome address to the network and continued to speak about the successful HAW international call. This was followed by an online address to the network by GJU´s vice president for international affairs, Prof. Dr. Ralf Rosskopf with overview on the changes that GJU had undergone since the pandemic.

Following this was an update on department level given by exchange coordinator Dr. Dhiah Abou Tair, followed by a presentation about GJU´s new German Language Concept by  Eng. Samira Khraiwesh.

Open discussions about topics such as strengthening the partnership, funding opportunities and future visions of collaborations and internationalization ensued before leading to various project presentations from the German partners such as “Augmented Reality Framework für eine multidirektionale Erinnerung” by  Prof. Dipl. Des. Julia Schnitzer (TH Brandenbug), and presentations on IDL@GJU DAAD, by Prof. Dr. Rainer Herpers and GEOkomm by Dr. Klaus Hildebrandt (Innovations- and network manager at GEOkomm).

A joint meeting of the SEEIT network and the School of Architecture and Built Environment took place online the next day in order to discuss the “Media Informatics Program” between the two schools. Furthermore two alumni reports  were presented by GJU graduates Raad Haddad and Ala Alsalamin.

The meeting wrapped up with discussions on future possibilities for collaboration within the network and intentions on intensifying partnerships between the school and its German partner universities.  The members also honored the longstanding engagement for GJU of Prof. Dr. Harald Loose (TH Brandenburg) and thanked him for all his efforts, as he now takes his leave from the network.