After now two years into the project, in which all collaboration formats could take place exclusively digitally, the project InduTwin (Industrial Twin Bachelor Program) was delighted to welcome guests from Latin America for one week on campus. During this Project and Strategic Meeting (15-19 November 2021), the guests from Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile), Universidad de Medellín (Colombia) and Universidad ESAN (Peru) had the opportunity to better get to know the faculties and institutions involved in the project. The week started with an opening event where the guests were welcomed by the Prorectorate and the faculties of Fachhochschule Dortmund involved in the project.
In joint workshops, further strategies for the development of joint teaching formats and curricula in the fields of International Business Management (Faculty of Business Studies)(Opens in a new tab) , Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)(Opens in a new tab) as well as Software and Systems Engineering (dual) (Faculty of Computer Science)(Opens in a new tab) were highlighted. In addition, interdisciplinary workshops were held on the topics of Cross-Border Projects as well as Languages. The latter working group has been developing a platform via ILIAS for more than a year, which offers case studies that help students to learn how to deal with technical texts in English. During a joint strategy workshop, the InduTwin project was analyzed in its progress so far and the next steps for the coming year were discussed. The program was completed by meetings with the DoCoChi project(Opens in a new tab) and the International Office(Opens in a new tab) of Fachhochschule Dortmund as well as a tour of the Emil-Figge-Straße campus.
When possible again, additional collaboration meetings are to take place in Latin America and China in order to intensify the ongoing collaboration. Because all project members agree: a lot of preliminary work could be done digitally - but the details can only be worked out in person, since the digital format reaches its limits, especially in the field of intercultural communication.
The InduTwin consortium consists of 13 universities in Latin America and China as well as of Fachhochschule Dortmund and has been active in the area of (dual) Bachelor's education since the beginning of 2020. The project is based in IDiAL(Opens in a new tab) and the study programs Software and Systems Engineering (dual) (Faculty of Computer Science), Mechanical Engineering / Production Engineering (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) and International Business Management (Faculty of Business Studies) are participating. The thematic focus is on Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0 and Logistics. The project is funded by the DAAD from October 2019 to September 2023 via the HAW.International (Module B) program line with around 1 million euros.