Visiting Professors Conference: International Element

The Royal Academy of Engineering is pleased to announce the annual Visiting Professors Conference to be held on 26-27 September 2017 at the Aston Conference meeting suites, Birmingham.

The Visiting Professors Conference will include a series of workshops, sessions and discussion aimed at sharing lessons and seeding industry – academia partnerships between UK and International counterparts. The conference will convene researchers and practitioners at the industry-academic interface internationally to share lessons learned on excellence in engineering teaching.

This year the theme of the workshop will be ‘What is Excellent Teaching?’ building on the experience of both our UK and International partners, and addressing the question on how to improve engineering education and address the skills gap and shortage experienced both in the UK and Internationally.

Industry - Academia Linkage Programmes Evaluation

In August 2016, The Royal Academy of Engineering commissioned Technopolis Group Ltd to undertake a formal evaluation of the pilot Enriching Engineering Education Programme which ran between 2013 - 2015 and the Academy's Industry-Academia linkage programmes more broadly. The evaluation's aim was to assess and scope means by which the Academy can effectively learn from and exchange lessons between the Academy's programmes. The evaluation also aimed to help guide the design and implementation of a significant upscaling of the Academy's international activities within industry-academia collaboration.

Evaluation of the Academy's International Industry-Academia Linkage Programmes final report (3.25 MB)

Evaluation of the Academy's International Industry-Academia Linkage Programmes appendices (4.73 MB)

Royal Academy of Engineering's response to EEEP Evaluation (683.34 KB)

For more information, please contact Sebastian Scott.