Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office1 International Symposium Innovative Engineering Education and Specialists.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office1 International Symposium Innovative Engineering Education and Specialists."— Presentation transcript:

1 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office1 International Symposium Innovative Engineering Education and Specialists Training Moscow, March 27-28, 2007 The Activities on Enhancing Engineering Education in Europe in the Framework of Thematic Networks (TN) Dr. Elisa Guberti Head of the International Relations Office

2 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 2 Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) - took the place of SOCRATES II Programme, for the period supports learning opportunities from childhood to old age -is built on four pillars: 1)Comenius – pre-school and school education up to the secondary education level 2)Erasmus – higher education (including trans-national student placements in enterprise) 3)Leonardo Da Vinci – vocational education and training 4)Grundtvig – active in the field of adult education

3 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 3 Lifelong Learning Programme: the aims to contribute to the development of the Community as an advanced knowledge society, with sustainable economic development, more and better jobs and greater social cohesion to foster interaction, cooperation between education and training systems within the Community, so that they become a world quality reference

4 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 4 LLP sub-programme: ERASMUS Seeks to enhance the quality and reinforce the European dimension of higher education by encouraging transnational cooperation between universities, boosting European mobility and improving the transparency and full academic recognition of studies and qualifications throughout the Union.

5 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 5 LLP sub-programme: ERASMUS Targeted at higher education institutions and their students and staff in all 27 Member States of the European Union, the three countries of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), and Turkey.

6 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 6 LLP sub-programme: ERASMUS Consists of many different activities: a)student and teacher exchanges b)joint development of study programmes c)international intensive programmes d)Thematic Networks (TN) e)language courses (EILC) f)European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

7 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 7 The International Relations Office of the School of Engineering, University of Florence is active with a strong participation in the European Programmes such as the LLP/Erasmus Programme, (Student and Teacher exchanges,Thematic Networks, Intensive Programmes etc…) and the Tempus Programme (DEREC, LEPAC, PRO-EAST). Dealing with Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and TN

8 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 8 ERASMUS sub-programme: Thematic Network (TN) Created to deal with forward-looking, strategic reflection on the scientific, educational and institutional issues in the main fields of higher education A Thematic Network is a co-operation between departments of higher education institutions and other partners (e.g. academic organisations or professional bodies).

9 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 9 ERASMUS sub-programme: Thematic Network (TN) The main aim of the programme is to enhance quality and to define and develop a European dimension within a given academic discipline or study area

10 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 10 ERASMUS sub-programme: Thematic Network (TN) Interuniversity cooperation and networking among higher education institutions has become a priority for the majority of European engineering schools. The European Commission, DG Education and Culture and EUA are the main carriers and promoters of projects and activities.

11 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 11 Thematic Network Projects Some examples of successful Thematic Network Projects managed by The University of Florence – School of Engineering: E4 – Enhancing Engineering Education in Europe, , TREE – Teaching and Research in Engineering in Europe, ,

12 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 12 E4 – Enhancing Engineering Education in Europe Goal:Goal: To enhance the European dimension in Higher Engineering Education Countries involvedCountries involved: all 15 EU Member States plus NO, HU, PL, RO, EE, LT, RU and CH (eligible as well as non-eligible countries included) Institutions involvedInstitutions involved: 100 Institutions/Organizations, which have signed a bilateral agreement

13 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 13 E4: General Purposes to enhance the compatibility of the many diverse routes to the status of Professional Engineer which exist in Europe; to facilitate greater mobility of skilled personnel and integration of the various situations throughout Europe; to aim at a best balance between study type activities and experimental ones, so that E4 can be regarded as an experimental laboratory for EE; to reach all potentially relevant players in EE in Europe through effective dissemination actions; to involve the professional and industrial organisations directly.

14 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 14 E4 - Activities A1: Employability through innovative curricula a)Identification of the necessary outcomes and a new core and new educational approaches for HEE (undergraduate and post- graduate studies); b)Promotion of internationalisation and implementation of ECTS and Diploma Supplement. A2: Quality Assessment and Transparency for Enhanced Mobility and Trans-European Recognition a)Establishing lists of qualification attributes for engineering graduates, distinct by branches (specialties) and types; b)Methodologies of quality control of study courses; c)Contribute to the development of the recently created permanent Observatory (ESOEPE)

15 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 15 E4 - Activities A3: Engineering Professional Development for Europe a) Collecting examples of good practice in the development of Continuing Education opportunities; b) Monitoring and building upon actions already established ; A4: Enhancing the European Dimension a) Study the structure of European work environment and its perspectives for estimating real needs in the field; b) Identify tools for introducing international component in HEE; A5: Innovative Learning and Teaching Methods a)Promote internationalisation of new teaching and learning tools; b) Study the impact of computer assisted learning;

16 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 16 TREE: Teaching and Research in Engineering in Europe The results of E4 in particular (collected in a box of 6 volumes plus a CD-rom) constitute the starting point of TREE activities. The results of TREE will be mostly made available in electronic format.

17 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 17 TREE partners Totally 110 partners representing the following countries: 1AT1EE1IT4RO 9BE6ES2LT2RU 3BG4FI1LV5SE 4CH6FR1MT1SI 1CY2GR2NL1SK 1CZ4HU2NO6TR 11DE2IE8PL2UA 4DK1IS4PT8UK

18 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 18 Global goal: development of the European dimension in Engineering Education (EE) To enhance the compatibility of the many diverse routes to the formation of Engineering graduates which exist in Europe in order to facilitate greater mobility of skilled personnel and integration of the various situations throughout Europe

19 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 19 TN TREE: 4 activity lines (A) TUNING (B) EDUCATION & RESEARCH (C) ENHANCING THEATTRACTIVENESS OF EE (D) SUSTAINABILITY TREE is structured into many Special Interest Groups (SIG) targeted to specific tools, formed by a limited number of members among which the Leader of the SIG. Each Line has a Promoter whose task is to stimulate and coordinate all the SIGs of the line ensuring the good communication between them and the Management Committee (MC) of TREE.

20 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 20 Line A TUNING Promoter: G. Augusti (Univ. of Roma La Sapienza ) A1 Increasing the quality of the majority – a key challenge A2 From ECTS to a complete qualification profiling in EE A3 Inquiry about real needs of industries in international formation A4 Tools for Quality Assurance and Assessment of EE A5 Accreditation of EE in Europe A6 Updating of the Glossary in EE A7 Guide of Engineering Schools in Europe A8 Engineering demand and offer in Europe

21 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 21 Line B EDUCATION & RESEARCH Promoter: A. Avdelas (Univ. of Thessaloniki) B1 Synergies between research and education activities B2 Status of doctoral (PhD) studies in engineering in Europe B3 Facilitating international projects in team B4 Engineering students in European research programmes B5 Problem based and project oriented learning B6 Stimulating undergraduate research B7 Mathematics education for engineers in the changing world

22 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 22 Line C ENHANCING THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF EE Promoter: C. Baker (Univ. of Birmingham) C1 Promoting Higher Engineering Education in Europe C2 Directory of courses of study for foreigners C3 Identification of tools for enhancing Tempus projects in EE C4 Promotion of pedagogical abilities of engineering teachers C5 Status of double degrees in EE in Europe C6 Widening participation in EE for under-represented groups C7 Attracting and retaining female students C8 The role of extra-curricular activities

23 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 23 Line D SUSTAINABILITY Promoter: M. Markkula (Helsinki Univ. of Tech.) D1 Managing continuing eng. education (CEE) effectively D2 New ICT based forms of continuing professional development (CPD) D3 Changing work-culture, foresight and innovation D4 Virtual university collaboration D5 EFQM concept for managing university change D6 Ethical issues in EE D7 Adult education model for European Universities D8 Work-based learning D9 Active Learning

24 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 24 TREE products The main aim of TREE Special Interest Groups is that one of producing tools which will contribute enhancing Engineering Education in Europe. Examples of such tools are: - Glossary of Terms Relevant to Higher Education (Engineering) - SIG A6 -Web site and an CD with a guide to the guides of Engineering Schools in Europe - SIG A7 -Reference Guidebook for Doctoral (PhD) Studies in Europe - SIG B2 -State of the art report on the status of research activities in the first cycle in European universities – SIG B6 -Report on the state of the art knowledge society development seen from the perspective of sustainability of engineering competencies with an example of good practice – SIG D1

25 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 25 TREE outcomes and their dissemination The outcomes of TREE Thematic Networks (under the direct responsibility of the Special Interest Groups) are being finalised and a publication collecting them all (a volume plus CD Rom) which will be ready at the end of Draft version of these outcomes will be soon available on TREE web site (www.unifi.it/tree) and a wider dissemination of these results, mainly through regional conferences around Europe (and not only!), will take place from Oct to Sept. 2008

26 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 26 Contact Details International Relations Office Facoltà di Ingegneria Via di S. Marta, Firenze, Italy Tel: Fax:

27 University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office 27 Thank you very much for your attention!


Download ppt "University of Florence – School of Engineering International Relations Office1 International Symposium Innovative Engineering Education and Specialists."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google