Plan of work and measures for the 3 years of intended sponsorship indicating the time sequence and duration of all measures planned.

Table 1. Table of activities and milestones.

 

Activity, event or milestone

Duration (if applicable)

Responsible partner(s) or host

Details

February 2015

Phase 1

 

Programme start

 

Website

-

HFU1, SUTech2, GJU3

Programme start: Assignment of the responsible individuals from the partner universities (professors, research associates, graduate students).

Definition of the tasks for each partner.

Definition of the detailed topics for the workshops.

Website: Launch of the programme website and social network page.

March 2015

Kick-off meeting

 

1st Workshop

 

1st Industrial tour

4 days

 

HFU

Kick-off meeting: The presentation of the programme overview with detailed tasks.

Introduction to the HFU and KSF Institute.

Establishing of the buddy teams.

1st Workshop: Education system in German universities of applied sciences, Industrial integration of the German universities, Academic and Industrial role of women in Germany, Advanced and precision manufacturing.

1st Industrial tour: Machine tool manufacture, grinding wheel development.

June 2015

Summer school

2 weeks

HFU

Summer school: Introduction of the Furtwangen University, KSF and the undergraduate education system in Germany.

Lecture on “Must-knows” about living and studying in Germany.

Lecture on basic knowledge of manufacturing technology and machining processes.

Lecture on the qualification of engineering graduates through industrial experiences.

Lecture on the prospective of an engineering graduate; further studying or industrial experience.

August  2015

2nd Workshop

 

1st Soft skills workshop

 

2nd Industrial tour

 

4 days

GJU

2nd Workshop: Education and management system in Jordan universities, Dominant Jordanian industries, Academic and industrial role of women in Jordan, Simulation and modelling of mechanical processes.

1st Soft skills workshop: Soft skills for the promotion of gender equality (for female academic and industrial staff).

2nd Industrial tour: Petroleum, Cement industry.

November 2015

3rd Workshop

 

2nd Soft skills workshop

 

3rd Industrial tour

 

4 days

SUTech

3rd Workshop: Education and management system in Iranian universities, Dominant Iranian industries, Academic and industrial role of women in Iran, Project management in manufacturing technology, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

2nd Soft skills workshop: Soft skills for the promotion of gender equality (for female academic and industrial staff).

3rd Industrial tour: Petrochemical industry, food processing.

December 2015

Conclusion of Phase 1

 

Extension proposal

-

HFU, SUTech, GJU

Conclusion of Phase 1: Preparation of a report regarding the achievements of the Phase, details of the held events and financial situation.

Extension proposal: Submission of an extension proposal to DAAD for the next year (Phase 2) with respect to the conclusion of Phase 1 and plans for Phase 2.

January 2016

Phase 2

 

System dynamics

 

Joint publications

 

Research groups

 

Joint theses

 

Industrial working groups

-

HFU, SUTech, GJU

System dynamics: Comprehensive development of a system dynamics model with respect to the feedback from the 1st year of the programme.

Joint publications: Decision on joint publication topics regarding the mutual interests and individual abilities.

Research groups: Foundation of research groups and assignment of members.

Joint theses: Announcement for joint Master and PhD projects with priority given to female applicants.

Industrial working groups: Detection of local industrial potentials for the partner universities and the possibility of generating industrial-academic working groups and definition of their topics.

The possibility of establishing Twinning Programs.

February 2016

Joint theses

-

HFU, SUTech, GJU

Joint degrees: Admission of joint Master and PhD theses.

August 2016

1st Evaluation meeting

 

Joint publications

 

Exchange program

3 days

HFU

Evaluation meeting: Conclusion of the E-Learning experience and the planning of its continuation.

Conclusion of the industrial-academic working groups.

Progress report of the admitted projects in the framework of the joint theses.

Joint publications: Technical writing session for the host and guest students, plan for the submission of joint publications.

Exchange program: Design of exchange programs and corresponding announcement for students to be taken in the next semester (Summer Semester 2017) with priority given to female applicants.

Design of student exchange educational packages.

December 2016

Conclusion of Phase 2

 

Extension proposal

-

HFU, SUTech, GJU

Conclusion of Phase 2: Preparation of a report regarding the achievements of the Phase (E-Learning, joint publications, joint thesis supervision), details of the workshops and financial situation.

Extension proposal: Submission of an extension proposal to DAAD for the next year (Phase 3) with respect to the conclusion of Phase 1 and the plans for Phase 3.

January 2017

Phase 3

 

Exchange program

 

Twinning program

 

Technical and cultural societies

-

HFU, SUTech, GJU

Exchange program: Admission of students for the student exchange program.

Travel and accommodation plans for the student exchange program.

Twinning program: Official local proposals for the partnership of the HFU, SUTech and GJU.

Technical and cultural societies: Establishment of a technical-cultural society with representatives at all partner universities for the fulfilment of the long-term goals of the programme (continual of the exchange, E-Learning and joint degrees, and the extension of the experience to more local institutions).

August 2017

2nd Evaluation and local promotion meeting

2 days

GJU

Evaluation of local achievements and contributions of the programme for GJU.

Official establishment of the programme representative at GJU.

September 2017

3rd Evaluation and local promotion meeting

2 days

SUTech

Evaluation of local achievements and contributions of the programme for SUTech.

Official establishment of the programme representative at SUTech.

December 2017

Conclusion of Phase 3

 

-

HFU, SUTech, GJU

Conclusion of Phase 3: Preparation of a report regarding the achievements of the Phase (student exchange programs, research networks), details of the held events and financial situation.

January 2018

E-Learning courses

 

Conclusion of the whole programme

2 days

HFU

Design of E-Learning courses: Precision manufacturing (HFU), Modelling and simulation of machining processes (GJU, SUTech), Finite Element Method (GJU, SUTech).

Conclusion of the whole programme: Qualitative and quantitative report of the programme, the matching of the actual achievements and the initial desires, declaration of the measures of sustainability (research networks, technical and social societies, working groups, website), individual and common future plans related to the programme topics.

1Furtwangen University

2Shiraz University of Technology

3German-Jordanian University

 

Table 2. Details of the planned meetings.

Meeting or event

Date, place, duration

Participants

Description

Kick-off meeting

March 2015

Germany

1 day

HFU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, 1 student assistant.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

 

1st day

Introduction of the partners: all partners hold presentations to introduce themselves. The host plans a tour through the HFU.

Plans for the program: the partners present their role, contribution, intensions and expectations from the program. Assignment of summer school members.

 

1st Workshop

March 2015

Germany

1 day

HFU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, 2 student assistants, local students via previous enrolment.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Session 1: State of the art in high precision machining technologies.

Session 2: Non-conventional conditioning methods of grinding wheels.

Session 3: Segmented and structured grinding tools for high efficiency grinding.

Session 4: Lubrication in grinding, minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) and Dry grinding.

2nd day

Session 1: German education system and its industrial potentials.

Session 2: Industrial working groups, policies and management.

Session 3: Qualifications of a successful academic partner; what industry needs the most.

Session 4: Women in German industry and academy.

 

1st Industrial tour

March 2015

Germany

1 day

HFU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, local students via previous enrolment.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Round 1: local German machine tools manufacturer.

Round 2: Tool manufacturing industry.

 

2nd Workshop

July 2015

Jordan

2 days

GJU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, 2 student assistant, local students via previous enrolment.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Session 1: State of the art in the modelling of materials behaviour.

Session 2: Damage and failure mechanics.

Session 3: Engineering ceramics; applications and challenges.

Session 4: Analytical and numerical methods for the analysis of materials behaviour.

2nd day

Session 1: Jordanian education system and its industrial potentials.

Session 2: Women in Jordanian industry and academy.

1st Soft skills workshop

July 2015

Jordan

1 day

GJU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, 2 student assistants, female local students, academic employees, industrial associates via previous enrolment.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Session 1: Self-confidence, a most for social and professional improvement.

Session 2: Contribution of women to social and family life.

Session 3: Leadership and coaching.

Session 4: Creativity, Problem solving, Decision making and Lateral Thinking.

2nd Industrial tour

July 2015

Jordan

1 day

GJU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, local students via previous enrolment.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Round 1: Jordan petrochemical industry.

Round 2: Jordan cement industry.

3rd Workshop

November 2015

Iran

2 days

SUTech (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, 2 student assistant, local students via previous enrolment.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Session 1: State of the art in the modelling of machining processes.

Session 2: Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

Session 3: Automation in manufacturing technology.

Session 2: Rapid manufacturing.

2nd day

Session 1: Iranian education system and its industrial potentials.

Session 2: Women in Iranian industry and academy.

2nd Soft skills workshop

November 2015

Iran

1 day

SUTech (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, 2 student assistants, female local students, academic employees, industrial associates via previous enrolment.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Session 1: Self-confidence, a most for social and professional improvement.

Session 2: Contribution of women to social and family life.

Session 3: Leadership and coaching.

Session 4: Creativity, problem solving, Decision making and Lateral Thinking.

3rd Industrial tour

November 2015

Iran

1 day

SUTech (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, local students via previous enrolment.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st day

Round 1: Iranian petrochemical equipment industry.

Round 2: Food processing equipment.

1st Evaluation meeting

August 2016

Germany

3 days

HFU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st  day

Session 1: Presentations of achievements of individual partner universities.

Session 2: Reports of the partners on their tasks.

2nd day

Session 1: Future tasks.

Session 2: Extension proposal topics and tasks.

3rd day

Session 1: Technical and scientific writing skills.

Session 2: Academic sources, where to publish!
Session 3: Submission plan of the joint publications.

2nd Evaluation and local promotion meeting

August 2017

Jordan

2 days

GJU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, local industrial associates.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st  day

Session 1: Presentations of achievements of the GJU.

Session 2: Introduction of local program representative at GJU.

2nd day

Session 1: Industrial integration measures of GJU.

Session 2: Sustainability measures of the program at GJU.

3rd Evaluation and local promotion meeting

September 2017

Iran

2 days

SUTech (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students, local industrial associates.

HFU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st  day

Session 1: Presentations of achievements of the SUTech.

Session 2: Introduction of local program representative at SUTech.

2nd day

Session 1: Industrial integration measures of SUTech.

Session 2: Sustainability measures of the program at SUTech.

Conclusion of the whole program

January 2018

Germany

2 days

HFU (host): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

GJU (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

SUTech (guest): 1 Professor, 2 academic employees, 2 graduate students.

1st  day

Session 1: Presentations of achievements of the HFU.

Session 2: Introduction of local program representative at HFU.

2nd day

Session 1: presentation of the program report.

1Furtwangen University

2Shiraz University of Technology

3German-Jordanian University