The project members from the three Ukrainian universities in Kiyv, Uman and Odesa came to Bremen for a one week-long visit to the Chair of Maritime Business and Logistics.

The project consortia initiated the week with an internal working meeting discussing the tasks of the project’s four work packages. The interchange of experience from Dr. Barbara Hasenmüller (deputy director of the International Office of the University of Bremen) contributed significantly to the exchange of students, scheduled in 2016. During a joint lunch the Ukrainian guests were also introduced to the dean of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics, Prof. Dr. Jochen Zimmermann and Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther who are in charge of the faculty’s Corporate and International Relations.


One day of the week was dedicated to the workshop “Training offer in transport and logistics in Ukraine – Quo vadis?”. The main goal of this workshop was to interchange the experience between representatives of academic, logistics companies, multiplier institutions, and political decision makers. Workshop participants conducted a SWOT analysis of present and future training offers in Ukraine. Additionally, Ukrainian colleagues visited ten lectures of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics to observe teaching styles and methods of German colleagues. A one day long academic excursion to the Port of Bremerhaven, kindly offered by bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, further inspired the project consortia to develop a coherent master program to prepare young professionals for the logistics and transport industry in Ukraine.