What is the aim of the Transform project?
The goals of this project are to (1) establish long-life cooperation between the OsloMet—Oslo Metropolitan University and Iowa State University (ISU), (2) implement multi-year student/staff exchange and mobility between two partners, (3) develop adaptable educational modules with an open course/accessible model, and (4) involve relevant industry leaders from both countries to guide and mentor the involved students and staff members. These goals are linked to the common research interest of connecting a fundamental understanding of building and construction materials to the practical considerations essential for the design of high-performance buildings and bridges that meet the sustainability and resiliency goals.
Project number: UTF-2020/10107
Financing: Direktoratet for høyere utdanning og kompetanse (HK-dir)
Total budget: 3,000,000.00 NOK
Project period: 1st August 2021 – 31st July 2025 (4 years)
Dr. Mahdi Kioumarsi is the coordinator of the Transform project. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Built Environment of OsloMet—Oslo Metropolitan University and an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering of Østfold University in Norway.