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New collaboration between Universidad Federico Henriquez Y Carvajal, Dominican Republic, and „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi

Board Members of TUIASI have met on 20th of July 2022 at the Rectorat Building with the Rector and representatives of UFHEC to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the next five years, with the purpose of developing a higher level of institutional collaboration for the benefit of both universities.

Rector Alberto Ramirez Cabral, M.D.I., Darwin Muñoz, Vice President for Science, Technology and Innovation and Dr. Yessica Castro on behalf of UFHEC discussed and identified mutual interests in scientific research, master and doctoral programs and shared concerns over sustainable development and up-skilling needs of graduates with Vice-rectors Maria Carmen Loghin, Neculai Eugen Seghedin, Irina Lungu, and President of the Technology Transfer Centre Romeo Cristian Ciobanu from TUIASI. The meeting took place within the framework of the Erasmus+ Program KA107, based on the Bilateral agreement existing between TUIASI and UFHEC.

„Our distinguished guests visited the research centres of TUIASI, meeting with representatives from several faculties, learning about the recent projects and developments in bio-engineering, entrepreneurship initiatives, and digital and green transitions in research based education of TUIASI master and doctoral programs”

Irina Lungu, Phd. Eng., Vice-rector International Affairs

The future collaborations will be focussed on:

  • Sharing remotely with UFHEC students our digital resources as access to simulation software and digital laboratory testings starting with the fields of electrotechnics and electronics, textiles, mechanical, and computer engineering;
  • Sharing TUIASI good practice in the development of educational laboratories in engineering undergraduate and post-graduate programs;
  • Providing online master courses taught in English language remotely for interested UFHEC students with several traineeship mobilities onsite at TUIASI, within the Erasmus+ program;
  • Presenting to UFHEC a potential structure for a Technology Transfer Organization (TTO) followed by a Joint venture initiative for industrial partners in the field of bioengineering with biomedical transferable applications, given the excellent development conditions of sustainable industry in the Dominican Republic.

„We enjoyed exploring pathfinding to collaborate in the field of emerging biomedical applications, current trends in sustainable education and setting a baseline in doctoral research programs. Sharing human resources for the path following process of our discussion is challenging our flexibility in instructional design of joint courses both in English and Spanish as a medium of instruction. Erasmus+ program is once again providing the path for Changing Lives and Opening Minds!”

Irina Lungu, Phd. Eng., Vice-rector International Affairs
"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi
TUIASI este printre primele instituții de învățămînt superior de profil tehnic din țară și se încadrează în categoria universităților de cercetare avansată și educație.