Future directions in engineering education
Ruth Graham, Higher Education Consultant, outlined the changing landscape of engineering education, highlighting some examples of best practices from across the world. Why are these changes happening right now? Who are the current and emerging leaders in the field and what changes are they making? Building upon the work that presented at the Royal Academy of Engineering last year, she is currently working on a new study that explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future trajectory of engineering education and the lessons learnt from ‘emergency teaching’. We also explored the shifts in internationalisation strategies. How is international student mobility is likely to change after the crisis? Does this crisis offer an opportunity to reimagine internationalization models? Is there is a shift of the global space of international students
Our panel of experts from Europe (Óscar García from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and Marc Zolver from CentraleSupélec, France), Asia (Ying Lu from Beihang University, China) and Latin America (Marcelo Alves Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo) shared their views on the current and future state of internationalization to initiate the discussion.