Mobility of Ukrainian teachers (I. Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology and Cherkassy State Technological University) to University of Applied Science Ostwestfalen-Lippe was carried out from 8th to 14th January 2018 in Frame of Water Harmony Erasmus+.
At the first day, Ukrainian teachers had a unique opportunity to visit the municipal wastewater treatment plant of town Holzminden, which is the one of the biggest treatment plant of the whole Niedersachsen Land. At the afternoon colleagues had the opportunity to get better acquainted with each other, present their universities and research topics, and discuss about the learning process in HS-OWL.
Next day was full of different discussions and lectures. The day began from the lecture of master course “Water supply in developing countries” given by Professor Fettig. By the way, that was one of the courses, which Ukrainian Erasmus+ students attend. After that, Ukrainian teachers had the excursion around HS-OWL laboratories, where discussed the lab courses and ways of their improvement.
Olga Sanginova (KPI) and Natalia Fomina (CSTU) gave lectures from courses they taught to the students of the host university. Second working day’s agenda was finished by the lectures of Mr. Cristoph, about system of Public services of town Holzminden.
Third day of mobility brought many impressions. The day started with presentation and further discussion of project works, which were carrying out by Ukrainian students in Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe. At the afternoon German teachers and their Ukrainian colleagues visited the modern landfill and the leachate treatment plant in Wherden, where more than 50 different types of waste (including liquids) is recycled or utilized. The leachate is treated by the reverse osmosis.
Forth day was full of practical experience. Participants had a great opportunity to visit company FSB (Brakel). This company manufactures handles for doors and windows, and produces other metal accessories for households. There everyone could get a look for a real “green production” where is no wastewater, everything works in close cycles. The water losses are covered by treated storm water collected from the roof of the enterprise. After lunch, there was the visit to one of the biggest Biogas plant of the region, which produces 4 MWt electricity annually.
The last day was dedicated to sightseeing and cultural events. Ukrainian teachers had a sightseeing tour to Paderborn, city in 40 km from Hoxter, which is full of different historical and cultural places. Accept trip around the streets gests visited Heinz-Nixdorf Computer Museum and got acquainted with German high-tech history.
Participants are very thankful to the hosts, who organized agenda in a very interesting and fruitful way and looking for next meetings.