ERIC Number: ED452049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Problems of Engineering Education on the Threshold of 21st Century.
Slavik, Jaromir; Dub, Petr
The paper deals with the problems of engineering education with special emphasis on mechanical engineering. The study is based on the situation at the end of the 20th century when the rapid development of information technologies stresses the need of a global context for all educational problems. The current social, economic and technical trends, especially the changes from the industrial society to the knowledge society, enlarge the goal orientations spectrum of research and higher education systems. These changes include the differentiation and/or diversification of higher education institutions, and the differentiation of bachelor, master, and doctor levels of universities and institutions of more practical orientations. At the same time in the research sphere, the actual quality assurance postulates and claims the differentiation of research centers denoted as centers of excellence or intellectual clusters and other levels of research and development activities. These trends presume a good standard of all forms of communications including fructification of modern technologies. Such a context includes the establishing of deeper international collaboration and co-ordination of all educational activities including evaluation, assessment, and accreditation of these activities and new emphasis on the quality, especially in the sphere of the highest levels of universities and other higher educational institutions. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Economics, Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Mechanics (Physics), Technology, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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