At the end of July, the technical equipment for BeketovUrbanLab, a new urban planning laboratory, was delivered to Beketov University in Kharkiv (Харківський національний університет міського господарства імені Бекетова). We have been supporting the modernization of the Urban and Space Planning degree program at the Urban Planning Department since April. The laboratory is currently being converted and will be completed over the coming weeks.
First class of sculptors with additional craft training graduate
Our project manager, Dirk Brüggemann-Bulgakow, certified that the graduates are capable of performing stonemasonry and restoration work and underscored the similarity with the German training program. The young sculptors were able to gain many hours of practical experience within the framework of the Intercultural Dialog Project in the stonemasonry workshop of the master craftsmen school in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
The additional program components help graduates learn to work on and restore stone products in addition to their artistic activities as sculptors. This project aims to train the next generation of local youth in the skills needed to expertly restore the artistic and architectural monuments in the old town of Lviv, which is a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
Multiplication, Vocational Training
New project locations in Beloyarsky and Yekaterinburg
20 May, 2020:
In the coming years, we aim to bring our experience and the results of our long-standing successful cooperation with the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Yekaterinburg (Уральский колледж технологий и предпринимательства) to other vocational colleges in Russia. After about a year of preparation, we signed a contract on the modernization of tiler training with the Beloyarsky Technical College (Белоярский многопрофильный техникум) and the Ekaterinburg College of Transportation Construction (Екатеринбургский Колледж Транспортного Строительства) during an online conference on May 20, 2020. The project will be implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education and Youth Policy of the Sverdlovsk Oblast under the auspices of the Ural College of Technology and Entrepreneurship.
“The level of education and training that we have jointly created has been recognized by the international community of experts. This is borne out by the results and victories of our graduates at the WorldSkills Championships,” Yuri Biktuganov, the Minister of Education of the Sverdlovsk Oblast underscored. “No pandemic can stop us from continuing our fruitful cooperation,” emphasized Peter Möller, Executive Director of the Eberhard Schöck Foundation.
Agreement on the modernization of degree programs for Urban and Regional Planning in Ukraine signed
27 April, 2020:
The introduction of a Master’s degree program in urban and regional planning aligned with Western European standards is the aim of our latest cooperation with the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (Київський національний університет будівництва i архітектури). Building on jointly run schools of urban planning in Kiev, Kharkiv and Lutsk, we intend to work together to create a general methodical and methodological basis for the course over the next three years and deepen the cooperation between universities on a national and an international level. The corresponding agreement was signed a few days ago.
Multiplication, Vocational Training
Door construction workshop in Chișinău
20 March, 2020:
In February and March, our expert Christoph Junghans introduced instructors and two second-year apprentices to new processes and technologies in door construction. They discussed and practiced every step of door construction from shop drawing to on-site fitting and mounting. During the two-part seminar at the vocational school Școala Profesională nr. 4, mun. in the capital city of Chișinău, they manufactured several wooden doors for installation at our project site, the vocational school Școala Profesională Hîncești in Moldova.
These workshops are an integral part of our project to modernize carpenter training in the Republic of Moldova. The workshop refurbishment and equipment modernization projects in Chișinău are making great strides. The floor of the spray room at the Școala Profesională nr. 4, mun. has been tiled and a total of three large, stationary machines were purchased at the end of 2019. Additional machines, funded by the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung, are to be added over the course of the year. We are currently deliberating the installation of wooden flooring in some of the workshop rooms.