ZRS/EMUNI Joint Training Mobility – Ahead of Great New Things to Come

From 10 to 14 January, Dr Hind Mohammed, Professor of physical therapy at Heliopolis University in Egypt took part in a mobility exchange to Piran and Koper.  

As part of her Erasmus+ mobility training, Dr Mohammed visited the Science and Research Centre (ZRS) in Koper. There she visited the premises of the Centre and discussed the latest technologies and approaches in physical therapy and kinesiology.

A specialist in post-injury laser treatment, Dr Mohammed expressed admiration for ZRS’ interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation, which includes physical therapy, kinesiology and psychology.

Our visitor appreciated the full access to the premises and the labs, where she got acquainted with unfamiliar diagnostic and research devices. Dr Mohammed even emphasised that she had the “honour” to play the guinea pig in a practical demonstration of one of these devices, that she could take out for a spin.

Dr Mohammed defined this training as a “crucial experience for personal and professional growth”, adding that the opportunity was transformative for her mindset.

The doctor’s comments, on how this training had her gain greater awareness on technological breakthroughs and new approaches, confirm EMUNI’s long-held conviction on the benefits of mobility for higher education.    

Future activities

This mobility training benefitted from the Euro-Mediterranean Postgraduate School (EMPOS): the reinforced partnership between ZRS and EMUNI.

From its inception, this partnership kept building towards the approval and accreditation of the upcoming postgraduate Master’s degree in Kinesiology of human performance, due to begin in 2022.

Plans for this new Master’s met Dr Mohammed interest during meetings with ZRS staff. Her visit led her to discuss the forthcoming Master’s programme with EMUNI’s Management Board member and ZRS director Rado Pišot.

Finally, EMUNI’s staff welcomed Dr Mohammed in Piran, for a visit to the University’s premises and a discussion of possible avenues for greater cooperation such as teaching opportunities and promotion of study programmes.