April 26, 2018 /

SimTech welcomes Swedish delegation

On 24 and 25 April 2018, a delegation from the Department of Automatic Control from Lund University visited SimTech and the University of Stuttgart.

During their two-day visit, the six-man delegation from the Department of Automatic Control at Lund University, consisting of Eva Westin, Monika Rasmusson, Mika Nashimura, Pontus Andersson, Anders Blomdell and Anders Nilsson, was welcomed by Prof. Wolfgang Ehlers on Tuesday morning. In his short introductory presentation, he informed about the University of Stuttgart as well as the operating modes and research done by SimTech. In a subsequent discussion, attended by Dr. Sabine Manthey, Dr. Marianne Richter, Sabine Sämisch as well as Dr. Iris Steidle from GRADUS and Saskia Zocher (Project Office, Department I), took up a wide range of topics. Among other things, the questions and topics dealt with the structure of SimTech, funding and EU projects, PhD students, internationalisation, equal opportunities, digitalisation of internal processes and data protection, IT and communication. The Swedish guests, technical and administrative staff of the Department, were very interested to learn how German and Swedish processes at universities are similar or different.

The day was rounded off with a dinner in the centre of Stuttgart.

„We have been heartily welcomed by Marianne Richter and her team and have taken part in an intense, interesting, inspiring and informative program! We are so glad for this opportunity to get to know the work, organisation and people at the University of Stuttgart. And to top this awesome visit, the weather was perfect! We are also impressed that so many persons so generously spent time guiding, talking about their research and exchanging ideas and experiences.”
(Eva Westin, Administrative Manager)

On the second day, Beate Spinner and Norvi Brendle-Forero welcomed the guests to the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control – the counterpart to the department of the Swedish delegation. After a guided tour of the premises of the IST, an interesting question-and-answer session focused on organisation questions as well as questions concerning recruitment processes when it comes to PhD students, the internationality of the respective institutes and again equal opportunities.

The two-day stay was concluded with a campus tour, including exciting insights into the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK).

The visit from the Swedish delegation resulted from an already existing cooperation between the institute of Prof. Frank Allgöwer and the Department of Automatic Control.

Many thanks to everybody who contributed to the success of this visit. You want to visit SimTech as well and get some insights into our research work? Please contact us.