CME has close contact with several universities from all over the world. The department exchanges ideas and cooperates with researchers who work in comparable research areas. At the end of February Mieke Hoezen, CME PhD Student, went to the department of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading (UK) for a three-day visit.
Next to making contact with other researchers, Mieke took part in a seminar about the difference between a project and a program; presented her work to the members of the department; and attended a workshop where academics and professionals discussed several issues in construction.
It was a successful visit, which tightens the bonds between the both CME departments. In March one of the members of the University of Readings CME is coming over for a counter visit; there are initiatives for joint publications; and there is a possibility for the Dutch CME members to take part in a bigger conference next April.