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New UNEVOC Centre in Germany
Three organizations located in Magdeburg, Germany, have become a joint UNEVOC Centre: InWEnt – Capacity Building International, Otto-von-Guericke-University and Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF).
Dr. Luiz Ramalho, head of the InWEnt department "Sustainable Business Development" commented on the establishment of the UNEVOC Centre: "Together with the other UNEVOC Centres, we will now have the chance to foster new partnerships for sustainable development in the field of TVET."
About the three organizations that form the UNEVOC Centre:
InWEnt – Capacity Building International (http://www.inwent.org/index.php.en) is a non-profit organisation with worldwide operations dedicated to human resource development, advanced training, and dialogue. Its capacity building programmes are directed at experts and executives from politics, administration, the business community, and civil society.
InWEnt’s division "Modern Media and Curricula Development in Vocational Education and Training" is located in Magdeburg. Topics addressed by the division include the development and reform of national educational systems, technological cooperation, the transfer of management skills, curriculum development, didactics and methods of developing teachers and teaching materials, and the formation of training the trainer networks.
In 2007, UNESCO-UNEVOC and InWEnt signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership between the two organisations. Through this partnership, UNESCO-UNEVOC and InWEnt aim to cooperate on a variety of activities. See also: Memorandum of Understanding between InWEnt and UNESCO-UNEVOC.
Otto von Guericke University (http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/en/home-p-1.html), Magdeburg, aims to cut a clear and efficiently-structured figure with its main focus of expertise in the traditional areas of engineering, the natural sciences and medicine. It also views economics and management, as well as the arts and humanities, as essential disciplines for a modern university in the information age.
In 2007, UNESCO-UNEVOC and Otto-von-Guericke-University signed a Letter of Intent to establish a long-term cooperation between the two organisations. The cooperation focuses on international activities within the framework of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). See also: UNESCO-UNEVOC and Magdeburg University sign Letter of Intent
Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) (http://www.iff.fraunhofer.de/en/) is an autonomous research institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The institute is technology-oriented toward conceiving, engineering and producing innovative and customized solutions in the fields of
InWEnt – Capacity Building International (http://www.inwent.org/index.php.en)
Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg (http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/en/home-p-1.html)
Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) (http://www.iff.fraunhofer.de/en/)