The CLUSTER Consortium hosted students from all member universities at a second CLUSTER student representatives’ meeting in Barcelona from 4th to 5th July. The students in attendance discussed the organizational structure for their meetings and developed projects about future/new CLUSTER initiatives. More specifically, they considered the formation of a student council with a board and the development of an intensive 2-week ‘CLUSTER course’ to target the student interest and engagement
All in all, this was a great opportunity for students to meet again with like-minded peers and to exchange experiences and ideas about international university education.
The 9th Workshop of Sino-European Engineering Education Platform was held at China University of Petroleum (East China)—UPC, in Qingdao, Shandong Province, P.R. China from September 25 to 27, 2018.
Topics of the workshop were:
- Engineering education reform & practice
- Entrepreneurship, innovation & industry collaboration
- SEEEP project development experience sharing and education internationalization
Please also see: http://seeep.upc.edu.cn/
REDEEM2, a CLUSTER initiated project, has received approval for funding from the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education fund. The main goal of the REDEEM2 project is to develop a framework for Joint Programme (JP) development in STEM fields. The project also seeks to include employers and industry professionals in curriculum development and defining learning outcomes at the partner universities, as well as offering them the ability to host internship and implement recruitment mechanisms on campuses and with students.
REDEEM2 aims to support the internationalization process of European technical universities and provide students with the necessary multidisciplinary and multicultural skills. The project team hopes that consultation with industry players will result in an educational experience that gives graduates skills and experiences otherwise lacking in the current job market and boosting their employability.
REDEEM2 will begin in September of 2018 and the project will be funded for a duration of 36 months.