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10,000 Kilometers Back and Forth – VGU Workshop at RUB

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More than 10 years ago the Master's programme 'Computational Engineering' was established at the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Ho Chi Minh City. On Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, a corporate workshop took place at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Thanks to the DAAD's (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) financial support, the VGU students Hoa Thi Le, Yen Thi Kieu Vu, Saurav Joshi, Ba Van Tran and Kieu-Anh Doan came to Germany to work on their master theses this summer. They are supervised by three chairs: the Institute of Mechanics of Materials and the Chair of Wind Engineering and Fluid Mechanics of the Ruhr-University Bochum as well as the Institute of Applied Mechanics of the TU Clausthal.
During the workshop, the students presented the status of their research projects and took part in a guided tour through the Boundary-Layer Wind Tunnel (Grenzschichtwindkanal). The workshop ended with a get-together over coffee and cake, where all participants were able to exchange ideas.

Besides the CompEng employees, consisting of General Coordinator Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Sahlmen, Coordinator Dipl.-Ing. Sven Zimmermann, Assistant Coordinator Sarah Jordan and Christina Rauch as well as CompEng student Stefanie Roskosch, Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Kalender and Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Hoppe completed the group of participants of the RUB. The two are both supervisors of the master's theses of Vietnamese students.
Furthermore, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nina Gunkelmann, who also supervises Vietnamese exchange students, and CompEng Alumni M.Sc. Luu Hoang-Thien from Clausthal took part in the workshop. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Baitsch from the University of Bochum, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Detlef Kuhl from the University of Kassel and M.Sc. Vu Minh Chau, former CompEng student at the VGU and currently doctoral student at the Université du Luxembourg, joined the workshop as well.

The Vietnamese-German University is regarded as a flagship project and serves as a model for the entire region. In cooperation with a respective partner country, the VGU and four other state-run "New Model Universities" were established in Vietnam. Structured according to the German model, the VGU enables students to obtain a German degree.


Many thanks to the DAAD, which supports four of the VGU students with a scholarship.

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Translated from German
Mona Rosenberg, PR Department