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Effects of globalisation on higher engineering education in Germany : current and future demands

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Germany is well known around the world for the strength of its economy, its industry and for the ‘German model’ for higher engineering education based on developing technological skills at a very high level. In this article, we firstly describe the former and present model of engineering education in Germany in a context of the globalisation of the world economy and of higher education, in order to understand how it covers the current demand for engineering resources. Secondly, we analyse the impact of globalisation from a technological perspective. To this end, we describe initiatives for innovation driven by the German federal government and engineering societies, and summarise the first impacts on engineering education and on social competence for engineers. Thirdly, we explore to what extent engineering education in Germany trains engineers in social and intercultural competency to comply with the future demands of the challenge of globalisation.
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hal-01493768 , version 1 (22-03-2017)

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Christophe Morace, Dominik May, Claudius Terkowsky, Olivier Reynet. Effects of globalisation on higher engineering education in Germany : current and future demands. European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017, vol. 42 (n° 2), pp. 142-155. ⟨10.1080/03043797.2017.1293618⟩. ⟨hal-01493768⟩
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