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ERIC Number: EJ764700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-30
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Engineering Training in U.S. Is Not Falling behind, Study Says
Smith, Lauren
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n30 pA44 Mar 2007
This article reports the finding of a study entitled, "Where the Engineers Are," conducted by a group of researchers at Duke University, which was published in the spring issue of Issues in Science and Technology and is a follow-up to a 2005 study. This new report on the number and quality of graduate engineering degrees conferred in China and India, as compared with the United States, challenges the notion that American engineering education is falling behind, but suggests a number of improvements to ensure economic growth and increase the retention of graduates. China and India collectively graduate 12 times more engineers than does the United States. But the researchers, from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, say that does not mean the United States is in trouble. Their study, which included an analysis of salary and employment data, did not find any indication of a shortage of engineers in the United States. In fact, it found evidence that China and India are the countries with shortages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; India; United States