22nd-24th February, 2018,
12th-16th March, 2018 - Campus De Nayer, Sint-Katelinje-Waver, Belgium
29th-30th June & 2nd-6th July, 2018,
4th-8th December, 2017 -
12th-14th October, 2017 – Druskininkai, Lithuania
16th-20th October, 2017 – Dortmund, Germany
3rd-11th November, 2017 – Bilbao, Spain
20th-24th November, 2017 – Dortmund, Germany
18th-22nd September, 2017 – Leuven, Belgium
30th June – 7th July, 2017 – Dortmund, Germany
3rd-7th April, 2017 – Dortmund, Germany
1st-8th April, 2017 – KTU Kaunas, Lithuania
13th-17th March, 2017 – Campus de Nayer, Sint-Katelijne Waver, Belgium
KU Leuven, NTNU Trondheim, UPV/ EHU Bilbao
Project Management is recognized as one of the best tools to create successful developments. The objective of this Conference is to bring together practitioners and academics who wish to discuss and agree on the best practices in both research and education in the field of ProjectManagement. Supported by the consortium around the European Master Program in Project Management - EUROMPM, it will contribute to bridge the gap between the two environments.
For more information, please visit this link.
International Week/ International Days 2018
at KU Leuven Technology Campus De Nayer
12th – 16th March 2018
KU Leuven and Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.
Theme of 2018: International=Digital?
Connected to this theme, technical sessions will be offered in the field of digitalization, IoT, sustainable energy, innovation, sustainable engineering, environmental protection, biotechnology, food safety, and other fields in engineering/ technology which can help the world to cope with the challenges of the future.
Although, due to its technological focus, the International Week adresses mainly students of the Master ESM , students from the EuroMPM are welcome to join.
Participation & Funding
To register for the event, please contact us viathis e-mail.
Funding for travel and accommodation will be provided by the Project DAAD EuroPIM. Limited places available!
Please register until 28th February 2018. For more information on the event please visit also:
International Research Conference & Summer School 2018
This year’s International Research Conference will be taking place on 29th and 30th of June 2018, followed by a Summer School taking place from 2nd until 6th of July 2018.
The IRC will bring together researchers as well as Master and PhD students from all different nations to discuss and work within the areas of:
Business decision makers need the right information, in right form at right time. Business intelligence supports these needs and continues to play an important role in business IT.
In this Block Week, the students will learn to perform data analysis with Excel to obtain the necessary information to generate a forecast by using real (!) data from a company. Interpreting and understanding the performance of such sales figures will be one of the main tasks.
The ICIST Conference is hosted by the biggest technical university in the Baltic States – Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania). ICIST 2017 aims to bring together researchers, engineers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all major areas and interdisciplinary areas of Information Systems, Business Intelligence, Software Engineering and Information Technology Applications. The conference will feature original research and application papers on the theory, design and implementation of modern information systems, software systems and IT applications.
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To show the university’s international diversity – this was the goal of the 9th International Week 2017, which took place at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts from October, 16th-20th 2017. Prorector Prof. Dr. Helmut Hachul welcomed 24 representatives from 15 countries on Campus. At the different sites, a varied programme was offered to the participants: In over 20 presentations by the international lecturers, the students were able to experience teaching practices from different study fields from all over the world. The students also received valuable information on how to organize and finance their study abroad and were able to discuss their questions with representatives from the universities, as well as with students who just returned from their study abroad. While enjoying snacks with tastes from all over the world and learning how to spell their name in Chinese or Arabic at the “Marktplätze der Möglichkeiten” (‘market places of possibilities’), the students got an insight into different topics on internationalization within the different university departments, the Ruhr Master School, the AStA (students' union executive committee) and the International Office. Those interested in supporting refugees who are at FH Dortmund, had the opportunity to join the project „FHDO hilft“ by e.g. registering for its buddy programme. While visiting Campus and during different social events, lecturers from Dortmund and partner institutions had the chance to exchange ideas on current and future cooperation projects.
Funding for travel and accommodation can be provided for FH Dortmund students via DAAD EuroPIM. Limited places!
For more information and for your funding application, please contact us via this e-mail , until 6th October, 2017.
Master Block Week and PhD Seminar
The Block Week was a joint activity of Master level students from Ruhr Master School (www.ruhrmasterschool.de), FH Dortmund, HS Bochum and DAAD EuroPIM and was organized by the programmes: Master Elektromobilität (HS Bochum), Master Geoinformatik (HS Bochum), Master Angewandte Nachhaltigkeit (HS Bochum), European Master in Project Management (EuroMPM, FH Dortmund), Master Embedded Systems for Mechatronics (FH Dortmund), and Master Informatik (FH Dortmund).
The students worked on a real world case study in the field of engineering, project management and business development, while the case studies were selected from ruhrvalley: http://www.ruhrvalley.de/stories
The PhD Seminar “European Project and Innovation Management” was organized during the Winter School by the EuroPIM consortium and Fachhochschule Dortmund.
The seminar combined few formats: a PhD colloquium, lectures, and open discussions. The content was developed jointly by 8 PhD students in advance virtually, after discussing the results of the 1st PhD seminar held in July and sharing ideas and visions on what was the demand of the most active participants at the moment.
The seminar addressed such higher goals as enhancement of project management science, intensification of academic research in the field of project and innovation management on the doctoral level, promoting measures that insure progress of PhD student research, networking of doctoral students, expanding DAAD EuroPIM network through inviting participants from another institutions, internalization of FH Dortmund, development of intercultural communication competences, development of academic English presentation skills.
During this Block Week students from FH Dortmund and KU Leuven worked together on the topic of digitalization in aircraft industry.
On Monday, the topic was presented to the students at the Siemens facilities and the following tasks were given to be solved during the week:
1. What is the impact of the digital transformation on the cost structure of an airplane?
2. How will the digital transformation change the value structure of an airplane?
3. How will the development process of airplanes be changed by the digital transformation?
4. What impact does the software development have on the entire development process?
The students received lectures in which teamwork and team dynamics, processes in software development and software cost analysis, as well as general business models and business models focused on Software Industry were discussed. Within this context, the students worked in four groups on the four topics given. They received then feedback from representatives from Siemens, which were then taken into account on the further work. On Friday, the final results were then presented again to Siemens.
The event received a positive feedback from students as well as professors and Siemens communicated the possibility for students to do an internship at Siemens.
From left to right: Prof. Dr. Christian Reimann, Prof. Dr. Katrin Löhr (Prorector for Internationalization and Diversity) and Prof. Dr. Carsten Wolff during the opening of the IRC 2017.
The Dortmund International Research Conference and Summer School brought together many students, reserachers and guests from all over the world.
Taking place for the 8th time, the International Research Conference was inaugurated on the 30th June, 2017 by our two prorectors, Katrin Löhr and Andrea Kienle. During this two-day-conference, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund became the centre of attraction for researchers all over Europe. In about 30 paper presentations over 60 participants, including masters students, PhD studentsm and lecturers, presented and discussed the results of their recent research.
The subsequent Dortmund International Summer School took place from 2nd-7th July, 2017, with over 100 students from 12 Universities and more the 20 lecturers. Mostly, the participants came from the partner universities in Bilbao, Kaunas, Leuven, Trondheim, Ternopil and Kiev, but also from institutions in Austria, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Pakistan, Palestine, and Ukraine.
During workshops the following topics were addressed: the marketing and design of an app for the Dortmunder U (in cooperation with Harald Opel); Sustainable Project Management; Software Engineering for Automobiles (in cooperation with Siemens AG). Like in the previous year, Jan-Philipp Büchler trained lecturers from Dortmund as well as from partner universities in the field of the Case Writing Method. Organized by Ala Nuseibah, a three days PhD Summer School in the field of Project Management, which involved the participation of several european experts, took place. In addition, the participating PhD students from Dortmund, KTU Kaunas, NTNU Trondheim, UPV/EHU Bilbao and COMSATS Islamabad participated at the workshop of the Graduate College of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund.
The participants of the IRC 2017
The participants of the PhD Summer School 2017
Participants of the stream Usability Engineering at the Summer School 2017
The goal of this Block Week was to offer module G “Creativity and Information and Knowledge Mangement in Projects” of the EuroMPM study programme. The attending students were all enrolled at FH Dortmund and were from EuroMPM and the Business Masters. Internationalization was not in the center of this measure. However, the participation of professor José Ramón Otegi Olaso from the partner university UPV/EHU Bilbao allowed for conversations with the students about further activities, joint Master theses and even future PhD candidates.
Students from FH Dortmund, FH Krems and KTU Kaunas and from different study programmes like Marketing, Economics, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering came together for this Project Week at KTU Kaunas.
The participants were divided into four groups to work on the projects Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, which they had to design and develop on their own. The main goal was to advertise Kaunas as the European Capital of Culture 2022 (http://kaunas2022.eu/en/).
At the same time, this event served as a Kick-Off Event for a couple of project teams which will continue working on the digital applications designed during this block week.
Through this event which took place in an intercultural as well as interdisciplinary environment, students had a first insight into their future working environment. Through the different social events the host country and city were presented to the students. Inspired by this week, some students decided to include a semester abroad into their academic curriculum. Also, the participating lecturers came together for further planning of the International Week at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, during which they will be able to present their ongoing research projects and to continue strengthening their academic partnerships within the DAAD EuroPIM consortium.
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund was invited to attend a two-day workshop followed by an International Week in KU Leuven, the International Days 2017 at Technology Campus De Nayer, from the 13th till the 17th of March 2017. Students from Master Embedded Systems for Mechatronics, European Master in Project Management and the Master in Computer Science Programs (22 in total) participated in this event.
On the first day of the two-day workshop, March 13th, the students attended a workshop given by Prof. Dirk Van Merode, which included Advanced PCB design, VHDL-FPGA and the tools from Xilinx, and ARM Cortex M7 on STM Discovery. The students were given a tour on Campus and its laboratories, and were introduced to the different research projects currently held there. Afterwards, they were invited to attend a cultural event, a so-called cantus, which is typical for Belgium and was organized by the KU Leuven student fraternities. The Cantus mainly involves singing and drinking beer; the songs are from a book called the Codex, which contains anthems, and hundreds of songs in different languages, such as Dutch, French, German, etc. This experience was new to our international students and was very well accepted and enjoyed. On Tuesday, March 14th, Prof. Toon Goedemé gave a workshop in Face Detection and Object Tracking, which was later followed by a practical session in face detection using the Raspberry pi. In the evening, a guided tour through Mechelen was given by Prof. Peter Arras, which the students very much enjoyed.
On Wednesday, the International Days started. Speakers with expertise in different areas, technological and non-technological, like communication skills and innovation came from different parts of the world, like Portugal, Ukraine, United Kingdom. On this day, new trends in automotive industry were introduced, in addition to presenting the role of technology in the international leasing business. Followed by another lecture on the Revolutions in Artificial Intelligence. In the afternoon session, a lecture was given on Motor Management and Calibration, followed by a tour at the De Nayer Campus Test Center for Automotive Technology (ATC), where some tests were performed as a demonstration for the students.
Thursday started with a morning session on Python using Raspberry Pi. In the afternoon, sessions on Deep Learning and Deep Learning with Object Detection took place. Afterwards, the students were offered a guided tour in the Laboratoria De Nayer located on the Product Certification Center (PCC), where a wide range of multidisciplinary testing services are carried out, like Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), mechanical tests (vibration, shock,…), among others.
On Friday, a session on the problems and methods of technical and biomedical diagnosis was given, followed by a session on the potentials of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the opportunities and challenges that it poses. Afterwards, it was shown how to develop IoT applications based on the Raspberry Pi platform. Later that afternoon, students attended sessions in intercultural communication and innovation.
These sessions attended by the students of FH Dortmund belonged to a much broader offer of sessions at the International Week. This opportunity has given the students the chance to meet other students, researchers, and entrepreneurs with different expertise and to share their experiences and knowledge.
“In conclusion, I can say that the study abroad in Leuven was beyond my expectations. Even though, I had to deal with some problems related to accommodation, language and project, I believe that they all made me stronger and helped me to improve my skills while trying to find a solution. On the other hand, I had the chance to study in one of the best universities in Europe. Moreover, I led an engineering project within an international team consisting of diverse study backgrounds. Besides, I made a network from all around the world by meeting with new people not only from university, but also from companies by contacting possible sponsors for the project [I worked on]. Last but not least, I enjoyed my time with friends by going [on] trips, participating in university events and student organizations. Leuven was the perfect study abroad city by means of high percentage of the students in the city, weekly student events & parties and welcoming the international students.” – Ilayda Ündar, EuroMPM student
Ecorace Challenge. (Courtesy of Ilayda Ündar)
“It took me not so long to integrate with Norwegian students as they were quite good in English- so there was not really a language barrier for non-Norwegian speaker! I participated in lot of student extracurricular activities organized by our department and program- PROMAN, European Students Networks which includes cabin trip, pub crawl parties, Jule board, Buddy Program meetings, etc. I also joined one of the largest global youth organization AIESEC, Trondheim chapter and participated in a 3-day annual conference at Bergen, Norway. Through these activities I got immense chance to meet and understand local Norwegians and tried to learn their culture and way of treating life in general.
On other side I was focused and determined to write a good quality specialization research project along with the right mix of specialization courses. The teaching method was quite interesting, as all classes were divided into different components from regular seminars to group assignment and guest speaker sessions.” – Temoor Khan Khoso, EuroMPM student
“Before going to Bilbao for a semester, I had some worries because I am already an international student and I got used to live and study in Germany. However, Bilbao was a different experience for my life since the culture and people’s perspective are entirely different. I could experience different lives through this project and it helped me decide in which culture I can work much better. […] I will be always open to work in different projects with the participation of people coming from different cultures. I really liked this experience and I feel myself well-equipped for the master thesis and business life.” –
Özgür Yasar, EuroMPM student
Northern Lights (Courtesy of Martin Brehmer)
“At first, the personal attachment to the supervisor surprised me. With such a large and prestigious university (Nobel prize 2014 in medicine) I honestly did not expect such an individual support. Especially since such a connection between professor and student in Germany is not usual. Especially the address of a professor in Norway is unusual for German conditions. Thus professors are addressed there with their first name. After my professor had drawn my attention to the upcoming conference PROFES2016, where he was one of the organizers, I placed myself as a volunteer. The volunteer team included some of his students as well as researchers from other countries. This resulted in a multicultural team responsible for the organization of the conference. Organizing the check-in of the researchers, greeting and participating in the get-together was part of the tasks. Through the participation I had the opportunity to talk with the authors of the paper and to listen to specialist lectures. The framework program has given me many insights into the scientific work, as well as the Norwegian life.” – Kevin Schie, Computer Science student