Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Proyecto de I+D+i:
Tools for Enhancing and Assessing the Value of International Experience for Engineers
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingenierías
Globalisation has made ?global competence?, i.e., the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to communicate and work constructively, creatively and ethically in environments characterised by cultural and social diversity, a prerequisite for successful engineering. European companies, organisations and official bodies are calling for our graduates to possess this competence. The result of HEs efforts have been analysed in terms of structural indicators: how many in- and outgoing international students, how large part of masters? students studying abroad, etc. While we firmly believe in the importance of these measures, it is also obvious that these numbers in and by themselves have very little to say about the quality or actual impact of internationalisation. We also see that our graduates have problems conveying to potential employers what soft skills they have acquired thanks to international mobility. At the same time Human Resource (HR) professionals appear to know little about what skills can be developed by students on an international mobility. Indeed, without a comprehensive, scientifically tested and reliably assessable framework of global competence for engineers, and a tool kit to assess this competence, whatever measure a university will adopt to enhance and valorise global competence for engineering students and graduates will rest on a very weak foundation and much make-believe. The project?s goal, to develop this framework and the tool kit to assess global competence for engineers, will thus meet a sorely felt need, and it promises to bring considerable benefits to many stakeholders. With TA VIE results we will be able to measure the effects of different internationalisation efforts, we will be able to develop innovative and effective teaching and training strategies for students in higher education, and make better use of the many existing opportunities for embedded mobility and cooperation. We will also be able to develop strategies and forms for promoting employability that valorises the competences of engineering graduates with international experience, which will benefit both graduates and their employers, and in the end the rest of society. TARGET GROUPS * Engineering students and graduates * Employers (corporations, industry, organisations, government bodies) * HEIs, especially staff involved in training global competence and working with international mobility, or organising such GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Develop internationalisation strategies and tools for enhancing and assessing global competence for engineering students and alumni, promoting embedded mobility schemes and enforce their quality, and strengthen employability through cooperation across national and organisational borders. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 1. Identify the global competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) needed by engineers to work and communicate effectively in organisations and companies characterized by cultural and social diversity. 2. Develop a toolkit that helps HEIs, companies and organisations as well as engineers to assess the impact of training and international experience on global competence which will enhance quality assurance of education and international mobility. 3. Develop innovative and effective teaching and training strategies for students in higher education, drawing on theory and current best practices, and making better use of the many existing opportunities for embedded mobility and cooperation. 4. Develop strategies and ways for promoting employability that valorises the competence of engineering graduates with international experience.
Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
Unión Europea
Nacionalidad Entidad
Sin nacionalidad
Tamaño de la entidad
Fecha concesión
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Director: Isabel Ortiz Marcos (UPM)
  • Participante: Luis Ignacio Ballesteros Sanchez (UPM)
  • Participante: Rocio Rodriguez Rivero (UPM)
  • Participante: Araceli Hernandez Bayo (UPM)
  • Participante: Carolina Silvia Garcia Martos (UPM)
  • Participante: Diego Uribe Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Dolores Ajates Abellan (UPM)
  • Participante: Frederic Dorel (Escuela Central de Nantes)
  • Participante: Björn KJELLGREN (KTH)
  • Participante: Dr. Krisztina Laszlo (BME)
  • Participante: Mrs. Adrien Ratkai-Füzesi (BME)
  • Participante: Gian Domenico Sorarù (Universidad de Trento)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Proyectos y Calidad
  • Grupo de Investigación: Estadística computacional y Modelado estocástico
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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