The MoVe Summer School is going into the second round: A group of Canadian students is visiting our university this week.
On Friday, April 27, 2023, the group of Canadian students was welcomed to HFT Stuttgart by the Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching and Head of MoVe, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Gaspers. The group of prospective civil engineers was accompanied by Dr. Trevor Hanson, who teaches and conducts research on transportation planning at the University of New Brunswick (UNB).
This kicked off a week full of exciting activities and excursions around the topic of mobility. During joint workshops and excursions with students from HFT Stuttgart, the Canadian guests were introduced to German and European mobility solutions. Together with the Master's program Transport Infrastructure Management, the political and structural framework conditions, differences and similarities of both countries were discussed. In a workshop, a traffic model of Stuttgart's city center was developed and tested. The participants also had the opportunity to get to know each other in practice and to visit important means of transportation. Excursions to the Stuttgart region (Esslingen, airport and television tower) were on the agenda, as was a ferry trip on Lake Constance, a tour of the old town of Rottweiler and a trip on a funicular railroad in the Black Forest.
In addition to so much technical input, the exchange among each other as well as getting to know the German culture could not be neglected. New contacts were quickly made and mutual interest in a semester abroad was expressed. The week was rounded off with a visit to the Stuttgart Spring Festival.
Both Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Gaspers (HFT Stuttgart) and Prof. Dr. Trevor Hanson (UNB New Brunswick) consider the Summer School a great success and see it as a confirmation of the professional and friendly relations between the two universities. Both look forward to future joint activities with confidence.
"With the Summer School, we are not only pursuing the goal of deepening relationships, but also establishing and advancing joint cooperation projects."
By collaborating with HFT Stuttgart, we offer our students a unique opportunity to understand and build connections at the same time.
After an exciting week of international exchange, the second edition of the Summer School "Mobility and Transport" came to an end. During the joint closing event, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Gaspers presented each of the Canadian students with a certificate of successful participation in the HFT Summer School "Mobility and Transport". The great success of the previous year was followed up directly and the relationship between the two universities was intensified.