EuroTech Universities Alliance for engineering education of the future

EuroTech Universities Alliance for engineering education of the future

An alliance of leading European science and technology universities is starting an international study program with the goal of jointly shaping the engineering education of the future. This “EuroTeQ Engineering Campus” will be open not only to students enrolled at the partner universities, but also to engineers working in industry who are interested in life-long learning. The initiative will reinvigorate the symbiosis between society and technology together with various stakeholders and orient its programs towards a human-centered engineering.

The EU will fund the project in its “European Universities” program with approximately five million euros over the next three years. The initiative emerges from the EuroTech Universities Alliance, a strategic partnership of Technical University of Denmark (DTU), École Polytechnique (L’X), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Technical University of Munich (TUM) as well as Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. For this project, they have brought two other strong partners on board: Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) and Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU). EPFL and Technion, being located in non-EU countries and hence not eligible for funding, will contribute to the implementation of the program.

Individually designed curricula

The partners will establish a joint engineering sciences study program across different disciplines as well as across national and institutional boundaries whose content will reach well beyond the treatment of individual technologies. The goal of the alliance is to look at technology developments on a holistic level. “Today we can’t talk about mobility without considering climate impacts, and robotics and artificial intelligence will not succeed without winning over human trust,” says Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, President of TUM, which is coordinating the project. “A modern engineering education must provide students not only with in-depth technical knowledge but also with an extended educational horizon, an entrepreneurial mindset and sociopolitical sensitivity.”

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Source:”European engineering education of the future”, TUM News