Development of cooperation between IEE Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt

Photo from left to right: Dr Yulia Chernetska, Prof. Klaus Pantke, Prof. Zoya Runovska, Prof. Oksana Vovk

As part of the implementation of the objectives of the Erasmus+ academic mobility project (KA1), a working visit to the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt (hereinafter – HSHL) was made by the IEE Director Prof. Oksana Vovk and the IEE Academic Mobility Coordinator Dr Yulia Chernetska.

The training programme included working meetings with the university management, international office staff, professors and students of HSHL, as well as visits to the laboratories of the university campus in Hamm.

An official meeting with HSHL President, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kira Kastell confirmed the highest level of support for strengthening cooperation between HSHL and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Specific areas of further collaboration were discussed with HSHL Vice President for Research and Transfer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Pantke. Among the priority tasks that will help to develop cooperation between the universities in the scientific and educational fields are: joint preparation of project proposals for the European international programmes and the Competition of Innovative Start-up Projects Sikorsky Challenge, online guest lectures by teachers of both universities.

Subject-specific discussions on the areas of further cooperation were held with HSHL professors:

  • Prof. Dr. András Biczó, Head of the Department Hamm 2, research area: Manufacturing and Production Technology;
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Aleksandra Sasa Bukvic-Schäfer, research area: Electrical Engineering;
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Kiuntke, research area: Bioenergy Engineering with a Focus on Biogas;
  • Prof. Dr. Myrto Leiss, research area – Human Resources Management and Organisational Studies;
  • Prof. Dr. Robin Nunkesser, research area – Mobile Computing;
  • Prof. Dr. Zoia Runovska, research area – Application-oriented Mathematics.

HSHL has a modern laboratory base for research and high-quality practical training of engineers. Prof. Dr. András Biczó, together with the staff of his department, demonstrated the technical equipment of the Hamm-2 laboratories. Heinrich Techrieb presented information about the energy laboratories. The head of the M.A.V.E.L., researcher Markus Stuckert, spoke about the virtual, augmented and mixed reality projects his team is working on. Christian Beckmann presented the capabilities of the prototyping lab, where he works with students.

During the meetings with students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree programme “Energy Technologies and Resource Optimisation” and the master’s degree programme “Product and Asset Management”, Dr Yuliia Chernetska presented information about the relevant educational programmes offered by IEE Power Supply Department and the topics of students’ graduation projects.

The implementation of the ongoing Erasmus+ academic mobility project was discussed during working meetings with representatives of the HSHL international office: Mr Johannes Zenke, Ms Britta Morzick, Mr Julian Todt. The project includes a pre-diploma traineeship for IEE students. To develop cooperation between universities, IEE students were invited to participate in the summer school organised by HSHL in July this year.

Author: Vadim