Architectural engineering faculty members share expertise at the University of Antwerp

Salem Thawaba, chairman of the Department of Architectural Engineering, and Shaden Awad, a faculty member at the department, taught at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, from February 5 to 12, 2020, as part of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Exchange program.

Academics from Saint-Lucas Academy, Sandberg Institute, and Birzeit University’s Department of Architectural Engineering focused their discussions on finding new mechanisms to share skills and discuss experiences and teaching methods in architectural engineering.

During the exchange period, Thawaba and Awad met with the designer Annelys de Vet and staff members of Sandberg Institute, participated in tours that visited ancient and important buildings and institutions, and attended presentations and work sessions.

In one session, as representatives of Birzeit University, Thawaba and Awad presented the teaching methods applied at the university and de Vet gave a presentation in which she discussed teaching design in education and highlighted the importance of developing relevant PhD research projects.