Dear T.I.M.E. Members,
The world is facing a unprecedented situation.
In this uncertain time, two things remain clear.
First, higher education sector has been impacted, but we can be inspired by the innovative practices from the T.I.M.E. Members. A rapid incorporation for digital transformation has to be operated. Professors have to adapt themselves in a very short time and are challenged to find the right solutions to continue to deliver quality teaching and learning. They deserve a special mention.
Second, international education is more crucial than ever. Indeed, we need innovative research and train “top international managers in engineering” for the future who will think and see the world differently. Student and researcher international mobility is crucial.
At last, with a crisis that knows no borders, international cooperation is even more important, as it is the only possible way to learn from each other: What has worked in the context of the crisis, why and under what circumstances.
Specifically, international cooperation be oriented to:
• Sustain international academic and student mobility
• Encourage peer-to-peer learning;
• Share resources and technological solutions;
Our doors may be closed, but our spirits are still committed to science and training. We usually say that in every crisis there is always an opportunity. Soon, we will look back and reflect on what can be learned from this experience and how we can do better in the future.
What we need now, is cooperation.
T.I.M.E. Association President
Vice-President for Education, KTH (Sweden)