In a solemn celebration the cooperation between the University of Battambang and the Bauhaus-Universität has been announced.
Ms Kimseang, speaker of UBB, officially opened the celebration ceremony, in which she welcomed the efforts by the students and facilitators of the iReBa project. After this short introduction the National anthem of Cambodia and the National anthem of Germany were played, which emphasized the significance of the intended collaboration between the two universities, as well as the iReBa project.
After the national anthems Mr. Cheyvuth, dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, held a speech about the future cooperation between UBB and BUW. He expressed his deep appreciation of the start of this cooperation with the already conducted iReBa workshop. However, he hopes strongly to deepen this cooperation in the future with further exchange of students and members of the academic staff from Germany and Cambodia. He and his team look strongly forward to strengthen this cooperation.
Mr Jürgen Stäudel, representative of the team of the BUW expressed his deep personal feelings about the start of this cooperation. He stated, that this cooperation offers a huge potential for further common activities in the field of environmental engineering and urban planning at both univerities. The cooperation of staff of the BUW and other organizations from Weimar and Erfurt during the last years has laid an important groundwork on which it is possible to build a solid future cooperation. The common student project iReBa has been a remarkable success for the students of BUW and UBB, including all valuable results that have been found during the last two weeks. For Battambang this project just comes at the right time, as Battambang develops quickly and skilled engineers and urban planers are needed to support this rapid development.
After the two speeches of the representatives of UBB and BUW, the MoU was officially signed and exchanged:
Group picture of Mr. Ulf, Mr. Jürgen, Mr Cheyvuth, Mr Manit, representatives of UBB and BUW: