Uliège team’s successful mobility in Rwanda!
A mobility in the framework of the Erasmus + Capacity building ENRHED project was carried out in Rwanda. During one week (from 28/5 to 4/6), two researchers from the Geomatics Unit of the University of Liège, Roland Billen and Charline Dubois, went on a short-term mission to Rwanda. The main objective was to organize and present the content of the summer school at the University of Liege this summer. A specific session to introduce this summer school was planned in each of the 4 Higher Education Institutions with colleagues and potential attendees.
One objective was also to finalize some specific course programs in Geomatics by taking stock of the different states of progress. An important part of the mission was dedicated to meetings with the professors and students during courses, seminars and conferences given at INES, IPRC, UTAB and UR. Different themes were addressed, such as Digital Heritage and Challenges in Geomatics education for experts and non-experts. It led to fruitful bidirectional interactions, especially during meetings with Geomatics students. Furthermore, the mission allowed many exchanges on scientific and technical contents with our Rwandan colleagues. The confrontation with another environment is always a source of questioning and new challenges.
Uliège team came out of this experience enlightened and convinced of the usefulness and success of the project. “After” the covid period, it was essential to enhance the collaboration with the Rwandan partners and to prepare future cooperation’s, such as the summer school, in the best conditions.