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22 Oct 2012

Improving social mobility...

The Milburn Report: University Challenge:  How Higher Education Can  Advance Social Mobility was published earlier this month.  In it, the importance of foundation degrees in supporting those from disadvantaged social...

11 Oct 2012

...but a somewhat different situation in university recruitment of engineering professors in the US compared with the UK...

Purdue University plans to hire more than 100 new engineering professors and boost engineering enrolment by 10 percent over the next five years to help move the school to the...

11 Oct 2012

Messages about maths education and the contribution of engineering to the economy are the same over the pond...

One of the aerospace industry's most respected leaders said Wednesday that government and industry badly need to take steps to reform the U.S. education system to dramatically boost teaching of...

11 Oct 2012

US study shows that people who majored in engineering had the highest earnings of any bachelor’s degree field

The field of bachelor’s degree makes a considerable difference in a college graduate’s annual earnings, according to 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10 Oct 2012

Built in Britain: has Britain finally rediscovered its great tradition of epic engineering?

Victorian Britain was famous for its magnificent feats of engineering, but over a century later our once groundbreaking systems are aged and creaking. In this two part series, Evan Davis...

2 Oct 2012

Royal Academy of Engineering publishes report...

...on the importance of engineering skills to the economy.  Read it here: Jobs and growth: the importance of engineering skills to the UK.

24 Sep 2012

Online engineering courses?

The American Society for Engineering Education reports that Columbia University is to offer engineering courses through Coursera.

13 Aug 2012

Mathematics for Engineering: Entry to Engineering Advisory Panel

Entry to Engineering Advisory Panel Mathematics is a subject of enormous importance to the education of engineers in all disciplines. This importance is illustrated by the fact the Engineering Professors'...

6 Aug 2012

Output standards

In response to concerns expressed by Government, employers and the Engineering Council over the lack of a common format for the articulation of the output standards of engineering graduates, the...

3 Aug 2012

Open access issues...

Two complementary reports were published in June addressing the issue of Open Access from different perspectives.  Firstly the Finch Report “Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications”...

24 Jul 2012

House of Lords Report: Higher Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects: published 24 July 2012

“The Government in their Plan for Growth attach great importance to education and hi-tech industry in order to create jobs and prosperity. The jobs of the future will increasingly require...

25 May 2012

Preparing for the Comprehensive Spending Review

Event: CaSE Roundtable Discussion: Spending Review 2013 Date: 25th May, 2012 Speakers: Dr Graeme Reid, Head of Research Funding, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills   Professor Alan Hughes, Director...

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