Turkish-German academic cooperation continues
A delegation from BEUTH University of Applied Science Berlin visited Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara in June 2019 to discuss the continuation of their joint successful cooperation.
Bilateral academic cooperation between the two universities started in 2017 and was facilitated by the DKTI project Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Turkey which is funded by the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ).
In July/August 2018 one first highlight was a Summer School on energy efficiency in buildings in Berlin and Ankara for students of both universities.
Prof. Dr. Güven Arif Sargın, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture in METU welcomed Prof. Dr. Gerd Sedelies, Vice-Dean of BEUTH’s Faculty of Architecture and Building Technology, Prof. Dr. Florian. Schindler (BEUTH), Dr. Ing. André Deschan (BEUTH), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Tanyer (METU) and Assist. Prof. Mehmet Koray Pekeriçli (METU) who organized the Summer School 2018 as well as colleagues from GIZ.
METU and BEUTH discussed the development of joint certification course materials on Energy Efficiency in Buildings and topics for a new Summer School.
Both universities signed a MoU that stipulated joint and further cooperation, e.g. a commitment to work on the development of certificate course to train architecture and engineering students in energy efficiency in the built environment.
Dr. Nuri Cihan Kayaçetin
Photo: Project for Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Turkey, © GIZ