IGSSE directors contribute to acatech recommendations on the future of the engineering doctorate
The German National Academy of Science and Engineering has recently published a book on strategies on the further improvement and strenghthening of the engineering doctorate. Both IGSSE director Prof. Ernst Rank and managing director Dr. Michael Klimke have contributed to the project from their IGSSE experience, setting a new model for international doctoral education in engineering. The project results are now open to international discussion.
Between the start of 2007 and summer 2008, a project group led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zäh worked with the head of the acatech network “Education and Knowledge”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Pritschow and a number of other contributors to prepare the project report “Empfehlungen zur Zukunft der Ingenieurpromotion”. This project report was syndicated via the acatech executive board in September 2008 prior to its subsequent publication and presentation to the public as part of the acatech forum “Zukunft der Ingenieurpromotion” held on 19 September 2008. The report (in German) contains the full results of the project and is available from acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering.
Due to the high level of interest in the German engineering doctorate and ongoing discussions on the structure of engineering doctorates in Europe, acatech commissioned a translation of the report. This publication is an updated and translated summary of the project report.
Read the summarized recommendations here.