Welcome to the website of the 11th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, organized by the University of Rhode Island International Engineering Program and its National Steering Committee.
With a focus on how best to educate engineering students for today’s global economy, the 11th Annual Colloquium will attract practitioners to share best practices with all of those interested in adapting engineering education in this era of change.
The focus of this meeting is not the recruitment of international students for our engineering degree programs in the U.S., and not engineering education in other parts of the world, but rather the change that is necessary in our current curricula to prepare all engineering students for successful careers in a global workplace. In short, how do we internationalize our curricula? How do we educate our students in the Age of Globalization?
The 2008 meeting will focus on achieving a global education through partnerships, and will narrow the lens on building programs of exchange, internships, international project work, and so forth with partners in Europe, Latin America, China, India, the Middle East and Africa.
The 2008 colloquium theme, Building Strategic Partnerships for Global Engineering Education, will call on the expertise of many colleagues across the country to describe their programmatic successes in this area through:
- Partnerships with Industry
- Partnerships with Government
- Partnerships with Universities Abroad
- Partnerships within University Walls
The 11th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: