MUSCAT A GUtech student from the Department of Process Engineering, is currently conducting a two months internship at Faculty of Chemical Engineering of the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe. During his internship, Khamis Hassan is involved in the institute’s research group that works on the chemical processes for manufacturing solar cells. “My supervisor is very kind, knowledgeable and he knows how to instruct students. In general, Karlsruhe is a nice place for engineering students because great engineering works like electromagnetic waves, cathode ray tubes and others were invented here. There are two large museums in the city centre, where you can learn a lot about the history of Karlsruhe and of Germany in general,” said Khamis who has been studying Process Engineering at GUtech in the past three years. His internship was organized through the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) worldwide and the IAESTE office in Oman. IAESTE is an association of national committees representing academic, industrial and student interests. IAESTE serves around 4000 students, 3000 employers and 1000 academic institutions through career-focused professional internships in Engineering and in Sciences abroad, including social and intercultural reception programmes, international networking and other career and employer branding activities in more than 80 countries worldwide. Since three years GUtech has been participating in the international exchange of engineering students. In exchange for the internship at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, GUtech’s Department of Engineering will welcome two international IAESTE students in the next semester.