Measures

Partner Universities in Iraq

University of Technology – Baghdad, University of Salahaddin-Hawler, Ishik University, University of Diyala, University of Koya, Alnahreen University Baghdad, University of Polytechnic Erbil and University of Polytechnic Duhok.

Main objectives of the partnership 2009 - 2018

The focus of the project “Mechanical Engineering Germany Iraq” (MEGI) is capacity building for laboratory technicians, lecturers, young academics, and professors of the Iraqi partner universities. Especially practical training and short courses on software training are important parts in capacity building due to the lack of modern experimental and analytical equipment at the partner universities. With the program we would like to prepare a basis of state of the art laboratory equipment and software, train scientists to use it for teaching and research purposes, as well as give advice for the future development of the laboratories of our partners.

  • Qualification programmes for Iraqi MSc and PhD candidates at TU Freiberg
  • Qualification programmes for Iraqi academic staff at TU Freiberg
  • compact lectures of German reseachers in Iraq
  • summer school of Iraqi students at TU Freiberg
  • workshop and tranining course - introduction of the Software und laboratory equipment
  • excursion of Iraqi Master students in TU Freiberg
  • excursion of Iraqi Master students in Iraq
  • support for Iraqi university libraries and laboratories

Beneficiaries of the program until now

  • 89 Iraqi students
  • 262 Iraqi graduates
  • 56 Iraqi lecturers (professors)
  • 29 German lecturers (professors and scientists)

 

Activities between 2013-2017

  1. Joint publications in Freiberg
  2. Excursion of Iraqi students to Germany
  3. Research stays – of German MSc-student in Iraq
  4. Excursion of Iraqi students to Iraq
  5. Summer internships of Iraqi students at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  6. Summer school for Iraqi students at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  7. Qualification programs for Iraqi academic staff at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  8. Joint Supervision of PhD Research (TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Iraqi Partner)
  9. Internships in the laboratory and workshops on introduction to software in Erbil and in Freiberg


Activities in 2012

  1. Start the pilot phase of dual Master program „Mechanical Engineering“ with 5 students form University of Technology – Baghdad, University of Salahaddin-Hawler
  2. Qualification programs for Iraqi academic staff at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  3. Capacity Building – in CFD Simulation, in Modeling and Simulation of Technical Processes in Erbil / Iraq
  4. Opening First CNC-Lab. (Glückauf-Lab. for CNC Machining) in Iraq-Kurdistan and Internship in the CNC-laboratory
  5. Capacity Building – in CFD Simulation, in Modeling and Simulation of Technical Processes in Erbil / Iraq
  6. Internships in the laboratory and workshops on introduction to – PC Data Acquisition and Processing Software Evalualtion (Software + Hardware + Sensor)
  7. Summer internships of Iraqi students from 5 Iraqi universities (University of Technology – Baghdad, University of Salahaddin-Hawler, University of Diyala, University of Bagdad) at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and scientific excursions of Iraqi students
  8. Purchase and transport of laboratory equipment and software to TU Bagdad and University of Salahddin Erbil for building the training center for Iraqi staff and students.
  9. Seminar "Study in Germany" at University of Salahaddin-Hawler – Mech. Eng.
  10. Transport of Laboratory equipments to Iraq -Bagdad


Activities in 2011

  1. Joint publications in Freiberg between University of Technology – Baghdad, University of Salahaddin-Hawler, University of Diyala, University of Basrah, University of Al-Mustansiriyah Baghdad.
  2. Scientific excursions of Iraqi students to Germany
  3. Summer internships of Iraqi students from 4 Iraqi universities (University of Technology – Baghdad, University of Salahaddin-Hawler, University of Diyala, University of Basrah) at TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  4. Qualification programs for Iraqi academic staff at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  5. Research stays – MSc and PhD at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  6. Purchase and transport of laboratory equipment and software to TU Bagdad and University of Salahddin Erbil for building the training center for Iraqi staff and students.
  7. Internships in the laboratory and workshops on introduction to software in Erbil and in Freiberg.
  8. Final discussions about the curriculum of the dual masters programs to start the dual Master program „Mechanical Engineering“ in 02.2012


Activities in 2010

  1. An Academic School "Modeling and Simulation of Technical Processes" took place at the College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin in Erbil from November 7th to 11th.
  2. Short course took place at the laboratory of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin in Erbil from October 29th to November 2nd.
  3. Meeting Workshop - implementation of a joint Master’s degree in Erbil from October 23rd to 26th. Participants discussed the joint Master’s degree with the University of Technology Baghdad and the University of Salahaddin-Hawler; a memorandum of understanding was signed.
  4. Summer internship of Iraqi students at TU Bergakademie Freiberg: From July 2010 until August 2010 5 Iraqi B.Sc. students from 4 universities stayed for summer internship at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
  5. Qualification programs for Iraqi academic staff in Freiberg: In August 2010 four scientists stayed for a short-term lectureship in Freiberg.
  6. Research stay - MSc and PhD in TU Freiberg: From June 2010 until September 2010 Iraqi PhD- and MSc students stayed for research tasks at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
  7. Transport of laboratory equipment to Iraq and internship in the laboratory of Mechanical Engineering in Erbil in Mai and September 2010.

 

Activities in 2009

  1. Short course on simulation and modeling software "COMSOL" in Erbil: A short course titled „Introductory course of COMSOL - Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation Software“ took place at the College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin in Erbil from December 21st to 24th of 2009.
  2. Kick off-meeting in Freiberg: From December 14th to 20th 2009 a kick off-meeting took place in Freiberg about the Strategic Academic Partnership with Iraq.
  3. Short-term lectureship of Iraqi lecturers in Freiberg: In the period December 7th to 20th 2009 three scientists stayed for a short-term lectureship in Freiberg. They came from the University of Technology Baghdad and from Diyala University.
  4. Research stay of Iraqi students in Freiberg: From November 2009 until January 2010 Iraqi PhD- and MSc-students stayed for research tasks at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
  5. Short course "Statistical test planning" in Erbil: From November 17th to 19th 2009 a short course took place at the College of Engineering, University of Salahaddin in Erbil.
  6. Visit of Iraqi diplomats in Freiberg: On November 3rd 2009 eleven participants of the training course "International Diplomats" gained insight into the German-Iraqi cooperation of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
  7. Kick off-meeting in Erbil: From October 19th until 25th a kick off-meeting took place in Erbil about the Strategic Academic Partnership with Iraq.
  8. Fact finding mission to Bagdad, Diyala, and Erbil: Dr. Abdulkader Kadauw, German representative of the Mechanical Engineering Institute, visited the University of Salahaddin, the Diyala University, and the University of Technology in Baghdad.
  9. Workshop "Academic Reconstruction" in Bonn. The TU Bergakademie Freiberg participated in the workshop about the Academic Reconstruction of Iraq in Bonn on August 17th 2009.
  10. Visit of a Kurdish delegation: On August 10th 2009, a high-ranking delegation of the Kurdish local government visited the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

 

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