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QHC Held “Emerging Engineering Education Forum--International Engineering Science and Technology Talents Training”

 On May 24th, the “Emerging Engineering Education” Forum jointly organized by Tianjin University and the Emerging Engineering Education Center – International Engineering Science and Technology Talents Training was held at the Renaissance Tianjin Hotel. Internationally renowned engineering education experts from the United States, Britain, Australia, Denmark, Italy, teaching vice dean from Tianjin University, professional directors and representatives of teachers and students of QHC attended this forum.

At the opening ceremony, Tan Xin expressed warm welcome and gave a speech on behalf of Tianjin University on the arrival of engineering education experts at home and abroad. Tan Xin said that the “Emerging Engineering Education Forum” was to provide a new platform for promoting the exchanges and communication of engineering education experiences from all over the world. Tianjin University is willing to share China’s engineering education experience with countries around the world and to jointly promote the sustainability development of engineering education!

In the theme report, Professor Lasse Rosendahl from Aalborg University in Denmark introduced his own experience on “question-based learning” and pointed out the importance of independent thinking and spontaneous problem solving.

Professor John Hu from the West Virginia University in the United States emphasized the advantages and necessity of interdisciplinary through specific curriculum settings and students learning outcomes.

Shan Xiaolin, Party Secretary of QHC of Tianjin University, reported on the achievements of QHC and TIEI in engineering education reform. He introduced the valuable experience and outstanding achievements of TIEI in exploring the localization of international education from the aspects of curriculum system and training mode.

Professor Pratap Pullammanappallil from the University of Florida introduced the cooperation experience between the university and the company. The university and the enterprise engineer tutor jointly guided the student team to complete the graduation project.

Professor Christopher P. Saint from the University of South Australia presented the University’s innovative curriculum--the world’s top experimental equipment, innovative entrepreneurship courses, modular courses and project-based teaching.

Professor Ian Watson from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom introduced the importance of internationalization in promoting engineering education. He cited the global climate crisis as an example and pointed out that only international cooperation can solve global problems.

Professor Liu Qingling from the School of Environment of Tianjin University discussed the thinking and practice of engineering education for emerging engineering talents in the environmental field of the new era, and introduced the development history, talent cultivation measures and talent training results of the School of Environment of Tianjin University.

Benedetta de Caprariis from the University of Rome in Italy introduced the new initiatives of the University in engineering education, including providing English courses to attract international students, the introduction of simulation software in engineering teaching and establishing partnerships with companies.

After the theme report, Chen Guanyi, director of QHC, presided over the exchange discussion session. Guests of the forum made wonderful speeches from different aspects, such as the revolution and development of engineering education.

By:Ji Ying, Wang Hongyu

Translator:Zhang Xiaojuan