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Enhance the attractiveness of studies in science and technology
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Mechatronics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5673-1027
2010 (English)In: Joint International IGIP-SEFI Annual Conference 2010, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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 , in journals and at conferences.

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Attractiveness of engineering studies, Engineering education, Student recruitment, Student retention, Education, Students, Engineering and technology, Life long learning, Science and Technology, Teaching and researches, Thematic network
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175141ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84938704021OAI: diva2:859988
Joint International IGIP-SEFI Annual Conference 2010, 19 September 2010 through 22 September 2010

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Available from: 2015-10-09 Created: 2015-10-09 Last updated: 2015-10-09Bibliographically approved

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