Energy and strength from HTW Berlin partnership

29.04.2013

HTW Berlin's new Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI) was unveiled in April.

HTW Berlin's staff symphony orchestra performed at the opening of the Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI).

The student restaurant terrace opens out to a boulevard along the River Spree. Photos: Tuire Ranta-Meyer.

Metropolia is glad to see its strategic partnership continuously expand with HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences. President Riitta Konkola visited Berlin in April and talked with Vice-Presidents Matthias Knaut and Klaus Semlinger about the focal points of their partnership in the coming years. Four aspects rose above others:

  • Increasing teacher and student exchange and joint projects
  • Pilot experiment of the cross-evaluation of certain degree programmes
  • Benchmarking related to student services
  • Joint preparation for EU's Horizon 2020 research programme

"It is amazing how similar thoughts we have and how the fact that we both operate in our capitals gives extra momentum to our cooperation.

One always returns from HTW excited about the potential we have together," says Riitta Konkola. "It felt great that Vice-President Knaut was already referring to us as HTW's sister university. It is so much more than just the idea of a partnership."

During their visit, President Konkola and special expert Tuire Ranta-Meyer also visited HTW Berlin's latest source of pride, the Research and Training Center for Culture and Computer Science (FKI).

The Center, promoting innovation to combine culture and computer science, unveiled a new black box style building on 9 April 2013. It complements HTW's developing campus area in Berlin's Schöneweide area on the banks of the River Spree.

The opening of FKI displayed, among other things, use of motion capture in animation and game design, data analysis projects related to learning, new communication systems used in creative industries, and innovation in electronic information graphics.

"Just by coincidence, Professor Albrecht Fortenbacher was coming to Finland in April so we set up a meeting with him and Senior Lecturer Hannu Markkanen in Leppävaara, Espoo. We can take part in a joint learning analytics project with HTW almost on the fly," says Tuire Ranta-Meyer. "Wer wagt, gewinnt, that is, those who make bold moves find themselves doing inspiring things."

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