«It is precious knowledge and experience for us»

So, this is the end of a two-week internship of German students from Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. And on September 6 they were awarded with the certificates in the conference hall of the 1st academic building of Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University. Eleven students and three teachers of Ostaflia University received the certificates of the participants of Russian-German Summer School in «Water Supply and Sanitation of Settlements — 2018».

Prof. Valery Grakhov, Rector of Kalashnikov ISTU noted in his speech that the university pays great attention to strengthening of international relations. He expressed confidence that none of the guys regretted that he had come to Izhevsk.

Elena Grinko, Senior Lecturer of Department “Water Supply and Water Treatment” of Institute of Power Engineering and Housing & Utility Infrastructure shared her impressions of German students:

— I must say that this training module is included in the German study program and is recognized by the German side. The internship curriculum comprised both excursions to various places with educational purposes and lectures on relevant topics. The internship was concluded by the workshop, at which each student of the Russian-German summer school made the report. Besides, our students also actively participated in this workshop.

I think that the two-week stay of the German guests in Izhevsk was useful not only in terms of education, but also in intercultural experience, as they constantly had to learn something new in an unfamiliar environment, because the cultural program was very rich.

In conclusion, the guests shared their opinions. Björn Michael Elsche, a lecturer of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and German students were unanimous in their assessment:

— The internship was full of various information — and it is valuable. We met interesting people, teachers, professors. We also visited many interesting places. And now we can compare how we differ from each other. Thank you for the excellent organization of the process! The sincere and friendly attitude of all those who were with us these days was very winning.

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