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The Role Of Students In The Internationalization Of Engineering Education

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Presented at the 2nd European Engineering Deans\' Conference, 26th February 2008, Berlin (Germany).

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The Role Of Students In The Internationalization Of Engineering Education

  1. 1. THE ROLE OF STUDENTS IN THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION Nicolò Wojewoda BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) SPEED (Student Platform for Engineering Education Development)
  2. 2. OUTLINE INTERNATIONALIZATION STUDENTS EXAMPLES: BEST AND SPEED RECOMMENDATIONS
  3. 3. INTERNATIONALIZATION ECONOMY CULTURE LANGUAGES FOOD ENTERTAINMENT ...
  4. 4. INTERNATIONALIZATION & ENGINEERING EDUCATION UNIVERSAL NATURE OF SCIENCE GLOBAL ISSUES WORLD MARKETS
  5. 5. INTERNATIONALIZATION & ENGINEERING EDUCATION UNIVERSAL NATURE OF SCIENCE GLOBAL ISSUES WORLD MARKETS MOBILITY OF PEOPLE AND KNOWLEDGE
  6. 6. STUDENTS: WHAT TO DO WITH THEM?
  7. 7. STUDENTS: WHAT TO DO WITH THEM? “Few students are really willing to contribute to engineering education” “[...] lacking full competence on these issues” (Steinbach, 2008)
  8. 8. STUDENTS A INTERNATIONAL GENERATION A TECHNOLOGICAL GENERATION A MULTITASKING GENERATION
  9. 9. STUDENTS MORE THAN A PROBLEM, AN OPPORTUNITY! A INTERNATIONAL GENERATION A TECHNOLOGICAL GENERATION A MULTITASKING GENERATION
  10. 10. STUDENT INVOLVEMENT: CURRENT ISSUES
  11. 11. STUDENT INVOLVEMENT: CURRENT ISSUES
  12. 12. STUDENTS: HOW CAN THEY HELP?
  13. 13. STUDENTS: HOW CAN THEY HELP? TWO EXAMPLES: BEST AND SPEED
  14. 14. BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) SINCE 1989 76 LOCAL BEST GROUPS in 29 COUNTRIES OVER 2000 ACTIVE MEMBERS 100 PUBLIC EVENTS PER YEAR COVERING A BASE OF 900000 STUDENTS
  15. 15. BEST & INTERNATIONALIZATION COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL INVOLVEMENT CAREER SUPPORT
  16. 16. SPEED (Student Platform for Engineering Education Development)
  17. 17. SPEED (Student Platform for Engineering Education Development) SINCE 2006 ~35 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS FROM 15 COUNTRIES PARTNERING WITH ASEE, IFEES, DASSAULT, HP, IBM AND OTHERS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING ENGINEERING EDUCATION ON A GLOBAL LEVEL THROUGH STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
  18. 18. SPEED & INTERNATIONALIZATION
  19. 19. SPEED & INTERNATIONALIZATION 3RD GLOBAL STUDENT FORUM IN CAPE TOWN (SA) 100 STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GLOBAL TOPICS AND LEADERSHIP ORIENTATION RESEARCH ACTIVITIES INTEGRATED IN FOLLOWING ASEE GLOBAL COLLOQUIUM INTERACTION WITH STAKEHOLDERS
  20. 20. WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  21. 21. (IF I WAS A DEAN) WHAT WOULD I DO?
  22. 22. (IF I WAS A DEAN) WHAT WOULD I DO? ENCOURAGE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL SCOPE
  23. 23. (IF I WAS A DEAN) WHAT WOULD I DO? PROMOTE INGOING/OUTGOING MOBILITY
  24. 24. (IF I WAS A DEAN) WHAT WOULD I DO? INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS IN YOUR CURRICULA
  25. 25. (IF I WAS A DEAN) WHAT WOULD I DO? SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EVENTS TO FACILITATE GLOBAL NETWORKING ...FIND YOUR OWN SPECIFICITY!
  26. 26. ...BUT ALSO... SEND YOUR STUDENTS TO OUR GLOBAL STUDENT FORUM! TELL YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT SPEED SUPPORT THE LOCAL BEST GROUP OF YOUR FACULTY/UNIVERSITY
  27. 27. BECAUSE...
  28. 28. QUESTIONS? Nicolò Wojewoda nicolo.wojewoda@gmail.com

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