On May 12, 2022, the first meeting between the representatives of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart (Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg Stuttgart, DHBW Stuttgart) and Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design took place.
DHBW Stuttgart University was represented by Professor Wolf Burger, KNUTD was represented by Professor Igor Panasiuk, Director of the Institute of Engineering and Information Technologies, Professor Borys Zlotenko, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering and Electromechanics, and Professor Irina Shvedchikova.
Professor Wolf Burger spoke about his university. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart (Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg Stuttgart, DHBW Stuttgart) is one of the largest universities in the Stuttgart and Upper Neckar regions. Together with its campus in Horb, it is the largest of nine locations of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). Based on the US State University System, the organizational structure of DHBW is unique in Germany as it comprises both the central (DHBW Headquarters) and the local level (DHBW locations and campuses).
In cooperation with about 2,200 carefully selected enterprises and social institutions, the corporate (or dual) partners of the DHBW Stuttgart, the Schools of Business, Engineering, Social Work and Healthcare offer more than 60 nationally and internationally approved bachelor’s and master’s study programs. Their most important feature is the integration of theory and practical experience: Students regularly switch between theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at the work placement. In addition, DHBW Stuttgart offers postgraduate master’s programs with on-the-job training.
Academic theory and workplace training are closely coordinated and incorporate current developments. This approach allows students to gain professional experience and social skills required in everyday working life during their studies.
Professor Igor Panasiuk spoke about KNUTD and the Institute of Engineering and Information Technologies. Professor Borys Zlotenko acquainted German colleagues with educational programs and research areas of the Department of Computer Engineering and Electromechanics. Professor Iryna Shvedchikova provided proposals for joint research projects.
As a result of the meeting, specific areas of cooperation, collaboration in research programs with industry partners, DHBW research programs, and academic mobility programs were agreed upon.
The meeting laid the foundation for further cooperation.