Global Engineering Education Study

Posted on November 15, 2006  Comments (4)

Global Engineering Education Study includes a great deal of useful information. Universities partnering in the study include: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; MIT, USA; Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and University of Tokyo, Japan.

This unique collaboration will study the influence and importance of technological expertise and education on the competitiveness of nations, people, and companies. At the heart of this initiative is a comprehensive study designed to reflect a broad spectrum of topics dealing with all aspects of engineering and natural sciences.

Recommendations include:

  • Global competence needs to become a key qualification of engineering graduates
  • Transnational mobility for engineering students, researchers, and professionals needs to become a priority
  • Global engineering excellence depends critically on a mutual commitment to partnerships, especially those that link engineering education to professional practice
  • Research on engineering in a global context is urgently needed

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4 Responses to “Global Engineering Education Study”

  1. Green Cards for Engineering Faculty
    January 6th, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

    […] “There are another 259 Tech employees on H1-B visas. About half of them will be applying for green cards.” […]

  2. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Science Education
    January 12th, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

    […] This warning should not be taken lightly. Since the industrial revolution, competitiveness in math and science was the decisive factor in separating the winners from the losers in global economics. […]

  3. CuriousCat: Educating the Engineer of 2020: NAE Report
    July 1st, 2007 @ 11:01 am

    Obviously no engineering degree is an invitation to stop learning; life long learning is a requirement whether the engineering degree is earned in 4, 6, 8… years…

  4. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives
    September 9th, 2008 @ 6:05 pm

    This is a good use of their huge endowment. So is the Open Courseware initiative. As is their elimination of tuition for those with families earning less than $75,000. Good for MIT…

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