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PROCEED - Research on Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Education in Denmark

Project period
1. January 2010 - 31. December 2013
Partners
Aalborg University - Project Manager Aarhus University Roskilde University
Website
www.proceed.dk/?languageId=1

Description

The increased globalization of production, the debate about global warming and development of new techno-sciences' raises serious challenges for engineers. This strategic research alliance will seek to provide answers on how educational institutions can respond to these challenges so that engineers will be able to meet the challenges they will face in their profession and how they can turn these into new opportunities, both commercially and socially.By analyzing these challenges and to identify examples of 'best practice' of the reform of engineering education - at different levels in different countries - it is the Alliances aim to provide a solid basis for improvements and new initiatives thus can provide valuable input for the reform of engineering education in Denmark.

The alliance will connect three important fields of research are rarely connected in a meaningful way. One focuses on engineering itself, the second field of research focuses on engineering epistemology and the third field of research has its basis in science, technology and society studies, as well as in social and cultural history. This field focuses on historical transformations in science related to engineering field related to a new form of knowledge production or knowledge. By forming an alliance between these three fields of research, the proposed research synergies and interaction will help important and relevant knowledge for education reform and institutional initiatives for the field of engineering. These will be introduced to engineering education curriculum through user-oriented methods.