Master project M-Lab of Prof. Maalej wins teaching competitions twice in a row
M-Lab, the teaching project for master students offered by the Applied Software Technology team (Prof. Maalej) won the competition MINTernational.
In this competition, the Federation of German NGOs (Stifterverband) honors universities, which support the internationalization of teaching through practical experience in the fields of Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences, and Technology (MINT).
Prof. Maalej and his team represented the University of Hamburg with the concept „M-Lab Global: the international learning and innovation lab for mobile apps“ and won the competition.
„The winners developed the best strategies to promote the internationalization in their universities through practical experience“ says the Stifterverband. (Press release in German)
The jury formed by representatives from academia and industry and head by the president of the Leibniz Society Prof. Kleiner selected 6 projects from more than 50 university applications. M-Lab Global is one of them.
In M-Lab student teams develop real innovative apps for real „customers” from industry, under real project conditions and using the newest technology. Students learn the key concepts of software engineering and make valuable experiences in teamwork, project management, and communication with customer. This format will now be globalized through distributed projects and competitions with international university and industry partners.
This distinction comes only a few weeks after M-Lab has been honored in the program „For our universities” of the Claussen Simon Foundation in corporation with the ministry of higher education of Hamburg.
In total there is 120.000 EUR from both prices given by the Claussen-Simon Foundation, the Stifterverband, the Daimler und Benz Foundation and the Daimler-Fonds.