Enhance the attractiveness of studies in science and technology

Mats Hanson, Eva Engström, Anna Kaarina Kairamo, Mirko Varano

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses some aspects of attractiveness of engineering and technology studies to be monitored by ATTRACT project the Enhance the Attractiveness of Studies in Science and Technology, ATTRACT, project is within the EU A Lifelong Learning Programme - subprogram KA1 Policy Cooperation and Innovation. The objective is to present the foundation for and the goals with the project. Nine universities in EU will collaborate around four themes to increase the attractiveness of Engineering Education. The areas are: The attractiveness of being an engineer Formal hinders Attracting students to studies in science and technology /engineering education Student retention Result from the TREE - Teaching and Research in Engineering in Europe Socrates Thematic Network project, the TechBARO in Finland and the Technology Delegation project in Sweden has given inspiration in setting up the the foundation for ATTRACT project together with other international indicatives. The work is in progress 2010 to 2012 and the outcomes will be presented continually on the ATTRACT website http://www.attractproject.org/ , in journals and at conferences.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationJoint International IGIP-SEFI Annual Conference 2010; Trnava; Slovakia; 19-22 September 2010
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventJoint International IGIP-SEFI Annual Conference - Trnava, Slovakia
    Duration: 19 Sep 201022 Sep 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceJoint International IGIP-SEFI Annual Conference
    CountrySlovakia
    CityTrnava
    Period19/09/201022/09/2010

    Keywords

    • Attractiveness of engineering studies
    • Engineering education
    • Student recruitment
    • Student retention

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