Partner project OPEN 3 with Morocco on the home stretch

Thursday 6 June 2019
OPEN stands for Opportunity Platform towards transformative higher Education and innovative research Network. Since 2016, H-BRS has participated in the DAAD project "German-Arab Transformation Partnership" and maintains partnerships with Moroccan universities.
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Students of the workshop and consortium members in front of Cadi Ayyad University

In April 2019, the OPEN consortium met at the University of Cadi Ayyad in Marrakech. Prof. Dr. Rainer Herpers and Sabine Schüler represented H-BRS. One day was organized by Horst Herrmann, consultant and managing director of Professional Start.  Professors from both universities, employees and 2 invited entrepreneurs from Marrakech took part in the workshops titled "Business models and entrepreneurial skills" and "Leadership, Teamwork, Team-management and Teamleading".

At the same time, 20 Master students took part in a workshop on "Design Thinking", which was very well received. Director Yannis Beuke works as an expert for agile methods at Protostart GmbH. 

A student exchange is also part of the project: 
A Moroccan doctoral student from Marrakech, Uni Cadi Ayyad is currently doing research  at H-BRS from April to September 2019. From September to December 2019, two Master students from the University of Mohammed V in Rabat will be visiting.

The OPEN 3 project is on the home straight, but the cooperation with the Moroccan partners will not come to a standstill. Thus, the meeting in April also served toagree on further possibilities for cooperation.