Universities of Science and Technology are mainly recognized by society for the education of engineers. This is, however, only the start of their societal responsibilities and involvement. In this session, we will develop a few of the many ways in which CLUSTER members react to the demands from society.
» “Der Preis des Kostenlosen” – an analysis of the costs (perception and acceptance) of free services provided to internet users.
– Prof. Peter Buxmann, TU Darmstadt
» A talk on the use of engineering design and innovation to assist industry and to reach societal goals.
– Prof. Margareta Norell Bergendahl, KTH Stockholm
» Community Service Engineering – a report on a new type of engineering postgraduate course, stressing the role of engineering for the economic development.
– Prof. Jan Engelen, KU Leuven
» Moderator: Prof. Brigitte Plateau, INP Grenoble
» The panel will include the speakers and further experts to be confirmed later.
Do we need to adapt our curricula to raise the awareness for the societal role of engineering?
Should we aim to increase industry relevant skills in the education of engineers?
To what extent do we encourage industry involvement in the education of PhDs and in research projects?
How do we integrate engineering and ethics in education?
What is our responsibility in boosting the economic development?
CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research) is a consortium of 12 elite European Universities in Science and Engineering (and architecture) with associate members from around the world.