In Kiev, the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung (ESST) has agreed to partner with with KNUBA, the Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, as well as the SFB, a foundation for the promotion of building and construction, in order to extend support for urban planning and engineering. A winter and a summer school for young engineers with a specialization in urban planning have been instituted for 2018, as has the participation in a Ukraine-wide engineering competition and the continued support and modernization of university education in the urban planning sector. The resident expert is SFB Vice President Toralph Weise.
Ukrainian stonemasons visit Kaiserslautern
12 September, 2017:
By now, it has become a tradition: Every September, stonemasonry students from Lviv visit the master craftsmen school in Kaiserslautern. Here, alongside their German counterparts, they fashion elements for the baroque terrace garden in Kirchheimbolanden, whose revitalization continues to make progress thanks to the tremendous commitment shown by many stakeholders, especially Dr. Lydia Thorn Wickert (thornconcept.eu). In addition, the young stonemasons and carvers experience a cultural enrichment program that feeds their artistic and professional interests and have the opportunity to become acquainted with institutions of civil society and democratic institutions that showcase the diversity of German society.
Cooperation agreement officially extended for 5 years
11 September, 2017:
In early September, the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung signed an additional cooperation agreement with the education ministry of the Sverdlovsk region and its project partner of many years, the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Yekaterinburg. This sets the stage for a continuation of the extremely successful partnership aimed at modernizing vocational training in the trades until the end of 2022. The project partners hope to multiply the results of prior projects at additional vocational colleges in the Sverdlovsk area and also update previously modernized trades up to the state of the art, both in terms of educational content and technology. The school exchange program with German vocational schools will also be expanded. In addition, the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung hopes to make use of the experiences of its project partner for multiplication activities that reach beyond the Sverdlovsk area and Russia.