MathCityMap meets The Arabian Nights
Following an invitation from the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA, funded by the BMBF), Matthias Ludwig was able to introduce MCM in Doha, Qatar. First, the MathCityMap project was presented at the International German School as well as at the Omar Bin AlKhattab Boys Secondary School. This was very successful and the participants liked the MCM idea.
At the international German school
Matthias Ludwig at the Omar Bin AlKhattab Boys Secondary School
Afterwards, Matthias Ludwig had the opportunity to talk about the latest developments of MCM in the context of a podium discussion at the Texas A & M University at Qatar, where Prof. Dr. Martin Grötschl (President of the BBAW) and Mehdi BenChaabane (Qatar Foundation, Education Department) attended as well.
The vice president of the agya, Prof. Dr. Ahmad El-Guindy, was very impressed by MCM and created tasks for a Math Trail around the Khalifa International Stadium in the west of Doha with Prof. Ludwig the next day. We feel that MCM was not the last time well received in the Arab world.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Ludwig and Prof. Dr. Ahmad El-Guindy