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Title: EIT Label - A New Brand for Engineering Educational Programs at Postgraduate Level
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Flodström, Anders
Issue Date: 4-May-2012
Event Date: 4-May-2012
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.8
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
Co-sponsored by Center for Engineering Education Innovation.
Abstract: Young Europeans are less entrepreneurial than their Chinese, Indian and US counterparts. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) now makes an effort to research on identity, creativity and entrepreneurship, the objective being to create new engineering educational programs focused on competencies. The main tool is a new Quality and Learning Enhancement (QUALE) model. The model uses clear learning outcomes for the different skills and is especially focused on higher order skills such as creativity, value judgement ability and leadership. Prof Anders Flodström discusses the QUALE model and its implementation at the EIT colocation universities with focus on the energy and climate areas.
Prof Flodström received his PhD in Physics from Linköping University (LiU), Sweden in 1975. He started his career as member of research staff in Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He has been the Secretary General of the Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences and President at LiU. He was President of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm from 1999 to 2007, where he was University Chancellor of Sweden and the President of the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and a Professor of Material Physics at KTH.
Prof Flodström is member of the Swedish Academy for the Engineering Sciences. He received honorary degrees from Riga Technical University in Latvia and Helsinki Technical University and is an honorary professor in Dalian University of Technology in China. He is a member of the advisory board of Karlsruhe Technical Institute (KIT) and a former Chairman of CLUSTER and Baltech, a network of technical universities around the Baltic Sea.
Duration: 71 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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