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Coordination and Alignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions

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2013 ASEE International Forum

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Atlanta, Georgia

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June 22, 2013

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June 22, 2013

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June 22, 2013

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Track 3 - Session II - Faculty Development

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Faculty Development

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9

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21.17.1 - 21.17.9

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https://peer.asee.org/17222

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Anna Friesel Technical University of Denmark Ballerup Campus

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Anna Friesel is Professor at the Center for Information Technology & Electronics, DTU - Technical University of Denmark, Ballerup Campus (previously Copenhagen University College of Engineering). She is also the president of the EAEEIE - European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering, which is a European non-profit organization, with members from nearly seventy European Universities, most of them teaching in the area of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE). She collaborates regularly with universities in Europe and Latin America on topics related to improvement of engineering education. Her research interests include mathematical modeling, system dynamics, control theory, and educational methods in automation, robotics, and in engineering in general.

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Denis GENON-CATALOT Grenoble Alpes University

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President of Assembly IUT's Department Telecoms & Network leader
Head of Department Telecoms & Network
IUT -Valence

Co-fonder of the LCIS research Lab in Valence
LCIS project's leader for the Arrowhead Artemis project European demonstrator for energy analytics
Project leader for OSAmI ITEA 2 or the Smart Building European demonstrator
LCIS project's leader for ADN4SE BGLE project French demonstrator for new safety and security lift controls.

Member SPIE IEEE
Member and treasurer EAEEIE

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Jean-Marc THIRIET • Univ. Grenoble Alpes; CNRS, GIPSA-lab, F-38402 Grenoble

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Jean-Marc Thiriet has been a professor in Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique (GIPSA-Lab UMR 5216 CNRS-INPG-UJF) since September 2005. He has been the coordinator of the EIE-Surveyor Thematic Network (www.eie-surveyor.org) of the European Commission (2005-2008). He was elected as a member of the Council of the EAEEIE and was treasurer from 1999 to 2005. He participated in Thematic Network projects (INEIT-MUCON, THEIERE, EIE-Surveyor, ELLEIEC and SALEIE), in Atlantis projects (ILERT, DESIRE2) and in IP DOSSEE.
He is presently the Head of the GIPSA-lab Research Centre in Grenoble, France.

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Michael Helmut Werner DUPE Hoffmann Inst. of Microwave Techniques, University of Ulm, Germany

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Michael H.W. Hoffmann obtained the Diplom-degree (comparable to an M.Sc. degree) in physics in 1975 and his Ph.D. in RF & Microwave Engineering in 1980, both at Saarland University, Germany where he worked as a research assistant until 1983. He joined ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (today Marconi Communications GmbH) as a systems engineer and researcher from 1983 until 1988. From 1989 until 1991 he worked as a professor at the University of Applied Sciences of the German Tele-com in Berlin. Since 1991 he is working as a professor and vice-director in the Institute of Microwave Techniques at the University of Ulm, Germany. As former vice-president of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE), and as member of the administrative council of SEFI, he is actively cooperating in international and national projects on modern higher engineering-education. He is a member of the IEEE, ITG, and VDE.

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Coordination and Alignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education InstitutionsThis paper will present the objectives and common projects run under the patronage ofEAEEIE. The EAEEIE (European Association for Education in Electrical and InformationEngineering) is a European non-profit organization, with members from nearly seventy EuropeanUniversities, most of them teaching in the area of Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE).The consortium composed of 60 European universities worked together on the ELLEIEC-project: Enhancing Lifelong Learning for the Electrical and Information EngineeringCommunity. The implementation of the Bologna process offers us an opportunity to create aEuropean dimension to our EIE (Electrical and Information Engineering) Degrees in the WorldWide education area by convergence of our curricula and strengthening the links and sharing ofresources between European Higher Education Institutions. The first objective of the ELLEIECproject was to develop a virtual European Centre for Entrepreneurship Education in Electricaland Information Engineering with an internal e-learning assessment offer to be a reference pointfor any applicant in the Lifelong Learning framework. The second objective was to studythrough an experiment and a survey of the mutual recognition process to gather information ongood practice in the design of International cooperation at both master and bachelor levels. Atthe same time, an investigation was undertaken across different European countries on how toincorporate the accreditation of prior lifelong learning into the PhD process in order to allowengineers within a company to move back into education, continue their studies and prepare andvalidate a doctoral thesis. The conclusions of ELLEIE project are presented. We also present thefollow-up project, which run from October 2012 to November 2015, named SALEIE - StrategicAlignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions.In SALEIE project participates 45 European universities and this project sets out to firstlyexplore and then provide models for ways in which Higher Education Institutions of Europe inthe Electrical and Information Engineering disciplines can respond to current challenges. Themain challenges addressed by this project are:1. Ensuring graduates are prepared to respond to the current global technical challenges in the Green Energy the Environment and Sustainability, Communications and IT, Health, and Modern Manufacturing Systems (including Robotics), that is, a “new skills for new jobs” approach. This will embrace conventional education, lifelong learning and training for entrepreneurship.2. Ensuring that program and module governance is sufficiently well understood that issues of mobility, progression and employment are understandable by appropriate stakeholders including the accrediting bodies for professional engineers.3. Ensuring all learners, irrespective of their background or personal challenges, including: dyslexia and dyspraxia; visual and audio impairments; and mental disabilities such as aspergers, autism, depression, anxiety; are given equal opportunity to education and are appropriately supported.

Friesel, A., & GENON-CATALOT, D., & THIRIET, J., & DUPE Hoffmann, M. H. W. (2013, June), Coordination and Alignment of Electrical and Information Engineering in European Higher Education Institutions Paper presented at 2013 ASEE International Forum, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/17222

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