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Intensification of contacts with Eastern Europe

Landshut University of Applied Sciences receives delegation with high-ranking representatives from the Republics of Moldova and Romania.

Last week, Landshut University of Applied Sciences hosted a week-long delegation of academics and university professors from Germany, Romania and Moldova, who were brought together by the Dräxlmaier Group. The representatives from industry and education came together at the Landshut campus to discuss best practices in the field of dual study programmes and further cooperation.

Networked research "strategic focus"

"Landshut University of Applied Sciences sees itself as an internationally orientated university in a globally networked and economically attractive metropolitan region. Intercultural exchange between students and lecturers as well as internationally networked research are strategic priorities for us," emphasised Prof. Dr Marcus Jautze, Vice President of Landshut University of Applied Sciences, in his welcoming address. Accordingly, Central Eastern Europe in particular is also a priority in the expansion of existing long-standing international partnerships.

Common goals as conditions for successful cooperation

Prof. Dr Sven Roeren, Dean of the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, who can look back on more than 80 visits to Moldova and Romania, referred to the first cooperation between Landshut University of Applied Sciences and the Alecu-Russo State University of Bălți, which took place from 2012 to 2020. Professors from Landshut University of Applied Sciences taught block seminars in Moldova at the time. Together with the Dräxlmaier Group and RWTH Aachen University, the training of engineers in the automotive sector was promoted and strategically important local sectors were strengthened in the long term.

Practical relevance and networking with industry and institutions as a benefit for students and companies

Sonja Kaufmann from the Central Student Advisory and Career Service gave the guests an overview of the dual study programme options at Landshut University of Applied Sciences. The close cooperation with high-ranking international industry partners and socially relevant institutions has always provided Landshut students with financial independence, the opportunity to build up important networks and thus the best chances of a successful career start. For their part, the companies benefit from access to highly qualified specialists. The visitors expressed great interest in learning from these experiences.

A joint look into the future

Prof Jautze presented the Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering to the guests during a visit to selected laboratories. At the subsequent get-together in the canteen, the university management and participants exchanged valuable contacts.

"It is very important to us to intensify cooperation between science and industry, both on a national and international level. The visit to Landshut University of Applied Sciences with the international delegation from Romania and Moldova as part of the ERASMUS+ project NEEDEDU4.0 was therefore extremely important and valuable," says Dr Ioana Vintiloiu, Project Manager at Dräxlmaier for NEEDEDU4.0. "The discussions have shown that only together can we prepare future generations of skilled workers and specialists for industry-relevant requirements."

The representatives of Landshut University of Applied Sciences are looking forward to further intensifying the contacts they have made.

Photos: Landshut University of Applied Sciences / Magdalena Hetz
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