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Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 Electrical Power Engineering Education in Crisis ? Hon. Prof. P.Pirotte, University of Liege EUREL president.

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1 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 Electrical Power Engineering Education in Crisis ? Hon. Prof. P.Pirotte, University of Liege EUREL president

2 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 2 1.Around 1960: two options (high and low currents)  One semester time difference between the options A) Reflection: Starting point

3 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 3 2.After 1970 until now: fast explosion of the electronic domain and computer science.  In 2000, more than two years time between the classical options (power systems, electronic, computer science). A) Reflection: Starting point

4 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 4 3.Programmes are more and more « à la carte ». 4.Power systems option appears to be « static » 5.Overhead lines are looking « dangerous » via E and B fields… A) Reflection: Starting point

5 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 5 6.« Deregulation » of the electric power supply system… A) Reflection: Starting point

6 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 6 1.Numerous orientations begin more and more early. 2.Young people: deeply concerned with the new orientations. 3.Universities and high schools challenge: Maintain « old » or create « new » options B) Consequences

7 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 7 4.Strong « economical » factor to remove old orientations like power systems. 5.Actual academic positions are opened in new fields (microwave, nanotech,computer sciences…) B) Consequences

8 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 8 6.We are ready to « observe » a continuous decreasing in the number of electrical power engineers… 7.North America situation: identical constatation (Reference Arun Phadke. Virginia Tech IEEE-CAP October 2002.) B) Consequences

9 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 9 1.To avoid this foreseeable loss of competence it is important to reverse the tendency. 2.Way of reflection: European space of education (Bologna declaration). C) Suggestions

10 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 10 3.Invite universities and high schools to organise (national or international basis) high level electrical power systems curriculum. 4.Collaboration with EC: Survey, information, financial support. C) Suggestions

11 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 11 5.Possible CIRED contribution. To produce a document (in collaboration with CIGRE, EUREL,…) in close collaboration with the EC. C) Suggestions

12 Hon.Prof. P.Pirotte (BE) Barcelona 12-15 May 2003 12 To avoid loss of competence, prevention is better than cure D) Final conclusion


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