Palestinian Partnership Project

DCU Partner Published this news about i-CARE project:

Our School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering hosted a capacity-building programme for ten visiting academics from Gaza as part of an EU Erasmus+ project.

i-CARE (Increasing the Conformance of Academia towards Rehabilitation Engineering) is an EU Comission-funded Erasmus+ project focussed on expanding knowledge and skills in the areas of rehabilitation engineering and education among academic staff in a number of Palestinian partner universities and institutions.

DCU’s training programme featured training on topics relating to Rehabilitation Engineering (Consultation skills, Physical disabilities, Biomechanics, Robotics/Exoskeletons) and Education (Curricula Development, Problem-Based Learning), as well as site visits to UCD, Enable Ireland and Clontarf Hospital.

Congratulations to Prof. Dermot Brabazon, DCU’s project coordinator, and Dr. Eanna McCarthy, the assistant project coordinator, for making the training program a success. Thanks also to Philip McKinley, DCU Chaplain, for hosting a ceremony at the Inter-Faith Centre on our Glasnevin campus, to mark the completion of the visit.

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