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In­ter­na­tio­nal Exchange Lecture Series

The guest lecturer tandem program allows virtual exchanges between lecturers and students of the department of civil engineering at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences and four partner universities from all over the world. As part of a Double Classroom arrangement, tandems hold cooperative lectures. In preparation for a lecture, the respective tandem identifies a topic together. The exchange between the partner universities is further intensified through tandem visits. Due to Covid, no travel was possible in 2021. For this reason, visits took place for the first time in 2022.

The program is part of the project Internationalization at Home at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Guest lecturer tandem program

Execution and coordination
Prof. Dr. Alfons Buchmann

Project
Internationalization at Home

Funding body
DAAD and BMBF

Funding program
HAW.International

More information on the background and content of the lecture series can also be found in our university magazine "Forum" issue 01/2022 (only available in the German language).

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Visits

4-10 December 2022
Visitor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa
Mirjam Lawens (Mainz University of Applied Sciences)
 

17-24 November 2022
Visitor at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences in Mainz
Prof. Dr. Ryan Fries (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/USA)
 

1-7 November 2022
Visitor at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Mai (Mainz University of Applied Sciences)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Mai from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences visited the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago at the beginning of November. He met, among others, with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Edwin Ekwue, and the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. Festus Olutoge, to intensify the student exchange between the civil engineering programs of both universities. He also met with former exchange students who had spent time abroad at Mainz University of Applied Sciences in the past. During his one-week stay, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mai also gave two guest lectures on hydraulic engineering and water management topics and visited the teaching and research laboratories of the partner university.
 

23-29 October 2022
Visitor at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences in Mainz
Crispen Mutsvangwa (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)

Crispen Mutsvangwa is a Senior Lecturer in Water and Waste Water Treatment at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. During his stay, he met, among others, with the President of the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Susanne Weissman, and the Head of the International Office, Gabriel Belinga Belinga, to discuss further activities between the two universities as well as with colleagues from the Department of Civil Engineering with a focus on water and environment. During his stay, Crispen Mutsvangwa also lectured students from the Department of Civil Engineering. He also visited the sewage treatment plant in Mainz-Mombach with students of the Department of Civil Engineering as part of an excursion and the university's civil engineering research laboratories.
 

11-17 September 2022
Visitors at the Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, USA
Prof. Dr. Alfons Buchmann & Claudia Schröder (Mainz University of Applied Sciences)
 

27 June - 1 July 2022
Visitors at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences in Mainz
Dr. Lee Leon (University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago)
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pacheco (Universidad del Norte, Colombia)

In June, we had the honor to welcome two guest lecturers at the same time at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, namely:  Dr. Lee Leon from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carlos Pacheco Bustos from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. During their visit, Dr. Leon and Prof. Dr. Pacheco Bustos were part of the workshop Sustainable Civil Engineering Solutions in the Caribbean organized by Prof. Dr. Alfons Buchmann, the Vice Dean of the School of Engineering of the Mainz University of Applied Sciences. Other activities during their stay included meetings with colleagues from the Department of Civil Engineering and with the President of the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Susanne Weissman. Further, Prof. Dr. Pacheco Bustos and Prof. Dr. Buchmann started with a COIL-project (Collaborative Online International Learning), which includes a collaborative, virtual project with students from both universities working together during the winter term 2022/23.
 

9-23 April 2022
Visitor at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Garg (Mainz University of Applied Sciences)

From 9 - 23 April, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Garg from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences visited the Colombian partner university Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla. During his stay, future research and COIL projects (Collaborative Online International Learning) were explored, among other things. Furthermore, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Garg participated in the virtual International Exchange Lecture Series during his visit and gave a lecture from Colombia on the topic of wood as a building material.

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Series III

May 20, 2022

SUSTAINABILTY FUTURE DESIGN: BAMBOO

Sustainability between design and engineering
Prof. Iris Fäth I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Bamboo in Colombia and how to build with it
Prof. Dr. Andres Guzman I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Andrés Bäppler I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia

 

May 3, 2022

DROUGHTS, WATER SECURITY AND WATER REUSE

Water security and drought impacts
Prof. Dr. Bongani Ncube I Cape Peninsula University of Technology I Cape Town I South Africa

Water reuse – benefits and risks
Mirjam Lawens I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany
 

April 26, 2022

SUSTAINABILTY IN WATER MANAGEMENT

Evaluating sustainability of engineering design and infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Jianpeng Zhou I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville I Edwardsville I USA

Discharge requirements of stormwater runoff into surface waters
Mirjam Lawens I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

 

April 19, 2022

SUSTAINABLE FUTURE DESIGN: WOOD

Wooden flat slabs
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Garg I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany
Tom Bender I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Coastal erosion and recuperation using wood
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pacheco I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Prof. Dr. German Rivillas I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia

 

April 11, 2021

SUSTAINABILITY IN TRANSPORTATION

Rail transportation basics
Prof. Dr. Alfons Buchmann I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Freight transportation in the Midwest US
Prof. Dr. Ryan Fries I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville I Edwardsville I USA

 

April 6, 2022

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION AND COASTAL PROTECTION

Bridge strengthening instead of renewal
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Kliver I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

The role of concrete in the achievement of sustainable construction
Dr. Festus Olutage I University of the West Indies I St. Augustine I Trinidad & Tobago

Practical considerations of nature-based solutions on the coastal zone
Dr. Deborah Villarroel-Lamb I University of the West Indies I St. Augustine I Trinidad & Tobago

Coastal foreland protection measures
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Mai I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Series II

November 18, 2021

Network@Home: Beiträge zur Nachhaltigkeit aus der Wirtschaft

Klimaneutrale DB – Unsere Strategie bis 2040
DB NETZ I Dr. Christoph Schinwald I Referent Geschäftsentwicklung

Transition to sustainable chemistry throughout digitalization
MERCK I Björn Ebeling I Director Corporate Business Technology Plattform

Ganzheitlich Planen, verantwortlich Handeln
JULIUS BERGER INTERNATIONAL I Samira Azgua (HR) & Julia Ruhkamp (Architectural Design)

Shared Value – Eine nachhaltige Zukunft an der Schnittstelle von Design, Technologie und Gemeinwohl
SCHOLZ & VOLKMER I Peter Post I Geschäftsführer

 

November 11, 2021

SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN HYDRAULIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Scour around hydraulic structures
Dr. Hazi Azamathulla I University of the West Indies I St. Augustine I Trinidad & Tobago

Determination of the design wave load on offshore wind energy converters in shallow waters
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Mai I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

 

November 4, 2021

BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE

Future material resources
Prof. Iris Fäth I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Building future cities and urban metabolism
Prof. Dr. Alexander Stward Niño Soto I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia

 

November 2, 2021

RESILIENT ROAD INFRASTRUCTURES

Pavement design and recycling
Dr. Lee Leon I University of the West Indies I St. Augustine I Trinidad & Tobago

Pavement testing with regard to high temperatures
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Hess I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

 

October 28, 2021

ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

How Does Nature Adapt to Climate Change?
Prof. Dr. Alfons Buchmann I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pacheco I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia

Adapting Wind Towers to the Future
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Garg I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany
Prof. Dr. Andres Guzman I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia

 

October 25, 2021

STORM AND WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT

A holistic approach for sustainable wastewater residuals management
Prof. Dr. Jianpeng Zhou I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville I Edwardsville I USA

Risk Management of urban flash floods - How can we help the stakeholders to cooperate?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Inka Kaufmann-Alves I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

 

October 13, 2021

SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

A Review of Sustainable Civil Engineering in South Africa
Crispen Mutsvangwa I Cape Peninsula University of Technology I Cape Town I South Africa

Building climate-resilient water infrastructures
Mirjam Lawens I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Series I

May 27, 2021

SUSTAINABLE SOURCES OF ENEGERY

Offshore structures and facilities
Prof. Dr. Andrés Fernando Guzmán I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Garg I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

 

May 20, 2021

CONCRETE AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Concrete and waste in circular economy
Prof. Dr. Edgar Rincon I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Küchler I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Sustainable construction
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pacheco I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Prof. Dr. Andrés Fernando Guzmán I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

 

May 6, 2021

WOOD AND CLAY CONSTRUCTIONS

Timber structures
Prof. Dr. Carlos Santander I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kay-Uwe Schober I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

About earthen buildings
Prof. Dr. Carlos Pacheco I Universidad del Norte I Barranquilla I Colombia
Prof. Iris Fäth I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

 

April 26, 2021

Sustainable road construction using recycled material
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Hess I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Sustainable intersection operations
Prof. Dr. Ryan Fries I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville I Edwardsville I USA

 

April 12, 2021

Aspects of urban water management
Claudia Campusano I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

Community rooted green infrastructures for sustainable stormwater management
Prof. Dr. Jianpeng Zhou I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville I Edwardsville I USA

 

March 29, 2021

Climate change impacts in the Caribbean SIDs
Dr. Kailas Banerjee I University of the West Indies I St. Augustine I Trinidad & Tobago

Construction industries solution
Prof. Dr. Andrew Petersen I Mainz University of Applied Sciences I Mainz I Germany

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