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ERIC Number: EJ828302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
The Future for Industrial Engineers: Education and Research Opportunities
Mummolo, Giovanni
European Journal of Engineering Education, v32 n5 p587-598 Oct 2007
EU graduation and the recruitment of industrial engineers (IEs) have been investigated. An increasing demand is observed for graduates in almost all industrial engineering (IE) subjects. The labour market in the EU is evolving towards the service sector even if manufacturing still represents a significant share of both IE employment and gross domestic product. On average, IE in the EU is still within the framework of the "market-driven" paradigm, which contrasts with the knowledge society aims pursued by the "Bologna process". R&D resources and human capital are identified as major success factors to overcome current limits for IE development in the EU. With reference to both factors, a comparison between the EU, Japan and the US is provided. In the EU, the attractiveness of universities and the social dimension are recognized as major forces attracting human capital. Patent maps outline current and future IE research and education fields of interests. Finally, EU higher education opportunities are briefly described. (Contains 2 tables and 6 figures.)
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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: Japan; United States