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Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering expands NTU’s reach in Turkey and Iraq

Fouad Mohammad jetted off to Turkey and Iraq through Nottingham Trent University’s Staff Mobility scheme to explore collaborative opportunities with staff and students.

Fouad Mohammad at IMU staff in Instanbul
Fouad Mohammad (fifth from right) with IMU staff

During his week at Istanbul Medeniyet University (IMU), Senior Lecturer Fouad Mohammad delivered talks to the new cohort of civil engineering students, and shared NTU’s practices and projects with the Dean and key staff members.

Istanbul Medeniyet University students
Civil Engineering students at IMU

Officially established in 2010, IMU sits in the heart of the city centre, surrounded by the region’s rich history, home to different civilisations and teeming with diverse cultures.

Their Civil Engineering department, newly created this year as part of the Engineering and Science faculty, recruited a cohort of over 60 first year students.

Fouad timed his visit nicely during the bustle of Welcome Week in September. He told us: “I delivered talks about NTU, the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, the University’s civil engineering department, potential pathways, industry links, exciting study trips, and more.”

With his strong background in structural engineering, Fouad also met with Associate Professor Dr. Fuat Aras on potential research collaborative projects. Dr Fuat plans to visit NTU in 2019 under the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility scheme, to continue discussions and solidify project ideas.

“It was also a good opportunity to be able to share the wonderful things we do here at NTU – from team projects, new concepts, induction week activities, Masters courses, and design practices,” he added.

University of Sulaimani trip
University of Sulaimani academics

Fouad also visited the University of Sulaimani in Iraq in November, delivering lectures to postgraduate students and academic staff from the College of Engineering. In addition, he participated and presented a paper in the first international conference for the Development of Architecture.

Through NTU Global’s Staff Mobility scheme, Erasmus+ offers professional development opportunities for academic and professional services staff to improve their skills and knowledge by participating in activities in an another European institution.

Published on 17 October 2018
  • Subject area: Architecture and civil engineering
  • Category: Current students; Staff; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment