Professor Peter Hilgerand Arch. Ermias Mekonnen from the University of Minnesota, UMN, USA, visited ECUSTA from June 12th to 22nd. The aim of the visit was to explore possibilities for collaborating with ECUSTA in delivering courses related to Construction Management at different levels (namely from Certificate up to Master’s Degree levels).
During the working session a number of visits and discussions ( about 15 in number) were conducted with ECUSTA management, ECUSTA branch college in Zuway run by the Salessian Order, The American Embassy various offices, Ethiopian Architecture and Building Constriction Institute (AAU), Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Ministry of Education Engineering Capacity Building team, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ethiopian Road Authority, Ethiopian Railways Corporation and the Construction industry.
In addition, home grown different related curriculum on Construction Technology Management were gathered and discussed.
Upon returning back to UMN, Prof. Hilger is working on a road map to cement the relationship between the two universities and as an entry point, has targeted Summer 2016 to start at least Continuing Professional Educationin targeted areas in collaboration with stage holders in the national infrastructural development like Ethiopian Road Authority, Ethiopian Railways Corporation.
In the meantime Arch/Engineer Ermias has started taking courses in UMN to be qualified Liaison/teaching assistant from USA side.
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