A successful educational visit to the Department of Civil Engineering took place on Thursday, June 6. 18 post-graduate students of the Construction Management and Real Estate Management program at Technische Universität Dortmund and their professors Dr. Panos Spyridis and Dr. Ivan Čadež have visited the laboratories of:
• Experimental Strength of Materials and Structures where they were hosted by Assistant Professor, Dr. K. Katakalos,
• Building Materials where they were hosted by Associate Professor, Dr. M. Stefanidou,
• Hydraulics and Hydraulic Works where they were hosted by Professor, Dr. N. Theodosiou, and
• Environmental Engineering and Planning where they were hosted by Dr. M. Petala, Laboratory Teaching Staff.
Following the visits to the labs, Associate Professor Dr. Y. Xenidis and Dr. Ivan Čadež presented the two departments (Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Civil Engineering, respectively) and the two universities (TUD and AUTH, respectively). These presentations triggered vivid discussions on the potential and conditions to study at the two departments, while the students of TUD presented the results of a survey they conducted on the housing conditions at TUD and the degree of satisfaction from them.
The participating professors and students from the two departments had the opportunity to exchange views and information, investigate similarities and differences between the studying conditions in the two cities (Thessaloniki and Dortmund) and, eventually, promote their relations and initiate a deeper co-operation between the academic communities of the two departments.