From September 1 to September 30, 2022, a specially invited professor of Baghdad University (Iraq), PhD Mahdi Obeid Karkush conducts lectures and practical classes on the discipline «Geotechnics I» for 3rd-year Students of the educational program «Construction» of the L. N. Gumilev Eurasian National University. This course of classes is conducted in English.
Students at lectures and practical classes get acquainted with various properties of soil bases, methods of field and laboratory studies of soils, features of statistical processing of data from field and laboratory tests of soils.
Besides, Professor Mehdi Obeid Karkush conducted laboratory classes with Students on determining the physical and mechanical properties of soils, testing soils for direct shear and consolidation, determining the granulometric composition of soil by the sieve method.
Also, Iraqi professor visited a construction site in Astana, where piles are being tested for static load, discussed the progress of work with engineers of KGS-Astana LLP and shared his personal experience.
Except for that professor met with the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, prof. By Temirkhan Tolkynbayev, discussed with him further cooperation and exchange on academic mobility of teaching staff, students between L.N. Gumilev ENU and Baghdad University. The dean and the Iraqi professor exchanged memorable gifts.
Professor Mahdi Obeid Karkush held consultations for 1st and 2nd year doctoral students in the specialty "Construction" with a discussion of a complex of laboratory and field methods, comparison of standards from different countries.
In addition, experimental studies were conducted jointly with the staff of the Geotechnical Institute and PhD Students of the Department of Construction, according to the results of which a joint scientific publication is planned in the Bulletin of ENU.
Rector of L.N.Gumilyov ENU, Prof. Erlan Sydykov, discussed with Iraqi Professor Madi Karkush, his PhD Student Al Karawi Saba Ismael Jawad and President of the Kazakhstan Geotechnical Association, Director of the Geotechnical Institute Prof. Askar Zhusupbekov the participation of Iraqi geotechnicians and PhD Students of Baghdad University in the 17th Asian Regional Geotechnical Conference, which It will be held for the first time in Kazakhstan on August 14-18, 2023 in Astana.