Innovation, Quality and Networking in Engineering Education in Europe : the Contribution of SOCRATES THEMATIC NETWORKS

Claudio Borri, Elisa Guberti, Francesco Maffioli
2007 JSEE Annual Conference International Session Proceedings  
Accreditation ofthe degree programmes in Engineering is surely an argument which stimulates a great interest not only in the Italian Ievel but above all in the European perspective. It appears strategic that Europe is equipped with a system which permits to compare the degree programmes in Engineering offered by various universities in Europe also in view ofa major competition in the area ofhigher education in the EuropeanUnion, in comparison with third countries. This appears the principal
more » ... s ofdifferent actions financed by the European Commission, which have among their own objectives also the study ofan accreditation system ofthe degree programines in Engineering in Europe. In this article 3 SOCRATES Thematic Networks are presented, which, one after the other, starting fi/om 1998, have been operational in the European panorama, Among their objectives there is a recurrent motive: accreditation ofthe degree programmes in Engineering in Europe.
doi:10.20549/jseeen.2007.0_10 fatcat:gq77kydd3badhol3zk3gdjsql4