Engineering Education in Third Countries through International EU Coop-eration Programmes

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CONGRESO Engineering Education in Third Countries through International EU Coop-eration Programmes

Abstract

Engineering Education methods indeed depends on the location of Universities and the cultural heritage and characteristics of their respective sites. However, Engineering education methods tends to be uniform all over the world and in this sense International Cooperation Programmes are well suited to achieve homogenization of educational methods in Engineering. In particular IDEAS program, funded by EU, aims to establish a mobility network between Europe and Asia, to exchange excellence in research and education in several relevant disciplines; such is Innovation, Design Engineering and Environmental Science. It will expend the experience of European partners in student and staff exchange to the partner institution in Asia, and thus disseminate good practices with regard to organization and mobility. This paper describes the experience of two participants from Pakistan hosted in the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) in the frame of IDEAS programme. The Pakistan students are preparing their doctoral thesis in a subject related to renewable energies using an approach that involves both engineering and capital budgeting techniques