´Flying Faculty´ demonstrates a strong partnership between GJU and Fulda University of Applied Sciences19.03.2018
For a second time after 2017, Professor Dr. Michael Huth visited the German-Jordanian University (GJU) in Amman. The DAAD-funded ‘Flying Faculty’ program supports bringing German lecturers to GJU for an exchange of knowledge and teaching approaches with GJU colleagues. In addition, Jordanian students benefit from getting an additional perspective from external lectures.
GJU is the only university in the Middle East having a dedicated school for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This makes GJU an attractive partner for Fulda University. Fulda has a profound reputation in this area, with five logistics professors, supported by additional lecturers and researchers, and featuring two dedicated programs (B.A. Logistics Management, M.A. Supply Chain Management).
During his 10-day visit, Professor Huth held classes in risk management, supplier management, and network design. He also worked on international research projects, in collaboration with GJU. Professor Dr. Ismail Abushaikha (collaborating with Professor Huth): “By discussing the project objectives, activities, and requirements face to face, we were able to make very good progress on initiating the projects. Now, setting-up the proposal will be much easier.”
Besides teaching and preparing the projects, Professor Huth also discussed expanding the collaboration between Fulda University of Applied Sciences and GJU with GJU representatives. His meetings included talks with the Vice President, Professor. Dr. Dorit Schumann, the Senior Policy Advisor to the President, Christof Mühlberg, the Dean of the School of Management and Logistics Sciences, Professor Dr. Malek Alsharairi, and the Director of the Office for Industrial Links, Britta Kähler. The conversations helped to align strategic and operational objectives.
With Professor Abushaikha, Professor Huth also visited a logistics warehouse and received an impression of the capabilities of Jordanian logistics.
Next steps have already been agreed: If approved, the planned research projects will be initiated with continued virtual and face-to-face projects meetings. In addition, Professor Dr. Peter Haller will be the next ‘Flying Faculty’ teaching at GJU. With this, the collaboration of GJU and Fulda University will continue and intensify.