NU meetings with ETSAB, Barcelona - October 15th – 19st 2018

  • The meeting between the Technical Coordinator (NU) and ETSAB in Barcelona achieved fundamental developments in WP4 and WP5 (17 courses in total) building upon the outputs of the ALL-partner meeting held in Cairo in September 2018 and internalizing the people-centred, integrated approach of IMPAQT. Many steps evolved during this visit regarding course specification and course material development; this occurred through a series of small group working sessions with faculty members from ETSAB who are involved in IMPAQT, as well as through interaction in various design and urban design studios with students and staff, and accompanied city study tours. Other issues were also discussed and these include: the logistics of course development during the following months; the VR Lab applications and 3D scan potential contributions to the program; the ToT (WP13) and Implementation (WP15) of the IMPAQT outputs; and lastly the preparations for the coming ALL-partner meeting in Barcelona (April 2019). Dissemination for IMPAQT was carried out through a public lecture to graduate students and a presentation to faculty members.
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ALL-partner meeting and ToT, held at ECG, Cairo - September 2nd – 6th 2018

  • The aim of this meeting was to conduct the first Training of Trainers (ToT) for faculty members who may be involved in teaching the 5 ‘early bird’ courses in the 5-year undergraduate program (first output). The ToT took place successfully over 2 days, one day was dedicated to visiting the facilities (labs and offices) of EG partners who will offer the practicum, one day was dedicated to Project management issues and one day for further elaboration of the Integration Strategy within the 5-year plan between theoretical, practical and design studio courses.
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NU meetings with UNICA, Cagliari – July 19th – 24th 2018

  • In July 19th to 24th, 2018, Technical Coordinator of IMPAQT and Director of the ARUD program at NU, Professor Dina Shehayeb visited UNICA in Cagliari, Italy to work with partner Professor Ferdinando Fornara from the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy of the University of Cagliari on the development of the courses of WP 7: Human Behaviour Module. The meeting targeted the development of the detailed course specification; content, pedagogy and assessment, as well as compiling the teaching and learning material for the first 3 courses in the module. The visit included introducing IMPAQT project to the staff of the Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy Department, meeting the new Director and Vice Director of the Department and knowing staff members in relevant Psychology specialisations. One of the courses developed within IMPAQT for the ARUD program at NU was deemed interesting to be adopted and taught in Psychology in their Bachelor Degree Program.
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All-partners meeting, 7/8 May 2018, Kassel University, Germany.

  • This meeting was considered as an essential milestone before submitting the proposed undergraduate architectural program “Architecture & Urban Design” to the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt for approval. It served to discuss and agree upon the 5-year plan structure as well as discussing the course descriptions of all 55 courses and how to achieve the integration between the different courses. It also served to agree upon the next phase and to discuss the up-coming TOT on early-bird courses that will be held in the coming all-partner meeting in Ismailia, Egypt in September 2018.
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Integration Workshop I, 19/20 February 2018, Alexandria.

  • This is the FIRST integration workshop where integrative approaches and pedagogies (WP3), as well as initial thoughts about the courses and 5-year plan for the undergraduate program at NU were discussed in several coordinated sessions. The meeting served to align the mindsets of all participating partners on the integration strategies and people-centred distinction of the program. It also served as an All-partner meeting, where project progress and coming 6-month action plan was agreed upon.
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EG-Partners meeting, 14 February 2018, NU, Giza

  • This meeting involved only the EG partners in order to discuss the preliminary findings from the multiple data collection methods used to explore Architectural Programs worldwide, Gap Analysis, Role of the Architect, and ICT contributions to Architecture Education (WP1 deliverables). It also included discussion of analysis and formatting of results to present to partners in the upcoming All-partner meeting.
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Kick-off Meeting, December 2017, NU, Giza