The AIR project kick-off meeting took place from 30.05. – 04.06.2016 at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) in Germany. A total of 12 professors and lecturers from Southern African universities took part at the meeting in order to work on the project targets. The AIR project focuses on the development of a more practice-oriented academic education in the field of renewable energies at the seven partner universities. The AIR team will meet twice per year in order to work on the implementation and to analyze the local educational systems.
The focus of the kick-off meeting was on the exchange about existing study courses at the partner universities as well as the identification of stakeholders that will be included when defining the specific educational requirements in the respective countries.
Besides the workshop session, the project partners were able to gain valuable insights into the state of teaching and research at THI by visiting the campus and its laboratories. Two PhD students presented their current research projects and were able to discuss it with the professors of Southern African universities.
Also excursions to renewable energy plants were undertaken which showed the practical implementation of the theory that students get to know at the University in Ingolstadt. Thereby, the team visited a photovoltaic and biogas plant as well as a windpower station which are located next to the city.
A visit to our industrial stakeholder Citrin Solar GmbH was a perfect way to end the successful and enjoyable meeting.
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