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Internationalization Of Engineering Education In European Pre Accession Countries: The Polish Case

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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Global Engineering in an Interconected World

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7.737.1 - 7.737.8



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Andrzej Filipkowski

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Krzysztof Zaremba

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Session 2360

Internationalization of engineering education in European pre-accession countries: the Polish case

Andrzej Filipkowski, Ph.D, D.Sc, IEEE Fellow, SEFI Fellow, Krzysztof Zaremba, Ph.D.

Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland


A new challenge in the education area, especially in engineering, was opened up when the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) joined the free world in 1990. M any elements of education had to be changed with a view to preparing our engineers for entering the European labor market. Intensive international cooperation has appeared necessary to meet the requirements. The most important are international student and teacher mobility programs, international educational organizations, international grants and broad human relations through personal contacts, conferences and internet. All these activities are well developed in Poland. The most significant role is played by the European education programs. International organizations, members of which are Polish technical universities, also make mutual exchange of experience possible, which is important for both parties. Grants awarded to our students and teachers by inter national organizations make Polish engineering education more and more integrated into the world education. During ten years much has been done. At the level that has been reached so far, it is only financial problems that hinder further successful development. 1. History The Treaty of Jalta of 1945 placed many of CEECs in the Eastern Bloc, dominated politically and economically by the Soviet Union. Forty four years of this domination had negative influence on all areas of human life. Engineering education was not an exception - during this difficult period it followed, at least officially, the imposed standards. The system of studies, Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2002, American Society for Engineering Education

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Filipkowski, A., & Zaremba, K. (2002, June), Internationalization Of Engineering Education In European Pre Accession Countries: The Polish Case Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11002

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