Cooperation Highlight: DAAD-funded German-Ukrainian research and development project VRscan3D 

The objective of this project (2019-2023) is to develop a software tool for creating simulated mass data of objects that are recorded by a terrestrial laser scanner. These instruments create 3D point clouds from different stations which further have to be registered (geo-referenced) and processed to higher level information such as 3D models, architectural drawings, orthophotos or maps. 

This project is led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Thomas Luhmann, member of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society.

Project is financed under DAAD program Support for the internationalisation of Ukrainian higher education institutions – shaping the digital future together. The project is funded with approx. EUR 100,000 per year. The project has recently been extended until 2023. Here you can also see other projects funded within this funding line by the DAAD.

Ukrainian universities teaching courses related to digitization in engineering practice (e.g. geoinformation sciences, cadastral mapping, geodesy) should educate their students according to modern needs and demands from the professional market. However, there is a lack of knowledge among many teachers, out of-date equipment (hardware and software), insufficient IT infrastructure and insufficient finances for necessary investments. University curricula in Ukraine need to be updated to accommodate these new technologies. For this purpose, appropriate tools and data have to be provided, otherwise neither teachers nor students have realistic chances to adapt to new methods in due time, and they will not be able to contribute to further developments by themselves. 

The main goals of this project is to cover engineering digitization by two major project parts: 

  1. Development of a virtual environment for creation and processing of digital 3D scan data 
  2. Digital teaching and e-learning material with interactive tools and practical experiences 

Project partners:

This collaborative project further advances the existing fruitful cooperation between the Jade University of Applied Sciences and the KNUCA. Since 2015 Jade University of Applied Sciences supports the annual student-exchange Oldenburg-Kyiv on topic “Photogrammetry and laser scanning for the acquisition and 3D modelling of complex objects”.