Improving Engineering Education? Europe and Canada, let's do it together!

General description

There is a growing conviction that one of the most effective means to prepare future graduates for the needs of an increasingly international professional life in a global economy is simply to study and live abroad.

The educational and social benefits, such as facing new educational approaches, acquiring new and cross-cultural knowledge and competencies, improving foreign language proficiency (especially in English), establishing international personal and professional networks, becoming familiar with other countries and cultures, etc. are being stressed by international educators.

In this event we will focus in cross-Atlantic mobility. Do you know if there are such programmes sponsored by EU or Canada, which are the requirements or how you can use the knowledge gained? We will discuss with other 10 Canadian students about the EU-Canada exchange programmes that already exist but also new ideas could come on table!

Another topic that will treat is research and innovation in Higher Education. But why research and innovation are so important?

For over 100 years, educators have reported on the benefits of experiential, hands-on, student-directed learning. Most teachers, knowing the value of this, have planned field trips, laboratory research and interdisciplinary activities that enrich and extend the curriculum.

Explicitly, we will discuss about undergraduate research, the benefits of implementing it and status in both continents. We will also discuss about new teaching methods (like e-learning, project based learning) and how new technologies can help to get a better engineering education.

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dormitories/Hotel
Student's canteens/ Restaurants
Public transportation