Mekele, 02/07/2019: On the initiative of the GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation), Prof Schmidt has visited the Ethiopian Institute of Technology in Mekele (EITM) of the University Mekele. Besides the conversation with the administration of the university, he also went to see the interesting companies like Velocity (textile industry) and Mesfin Industrial Engineering (metal construction and electromechanical engineering). With the GIZ as a partner, Mekele could be the great place for the next Spring School, because the opportunities of the industrialisation in Africa can be good explored and studied here.
During his visit, Prof. Schmidt had a chance to experience the opening of the 9th All Africa University Games. In summary, it was a very successful business trip which brought some interesting ideas for the future.