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 “Finding and Defining your Niche in International Engineering Education”

The University of Kentucky, College of Engineering, is pleased to host the
16th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education:
Hilton Hotel Downtown Lexington, KY
November 6-9, 2013

The colloquium provides for a stimulating sharing of ideas on how to prepare engineering students for success in the global marketplace.  The Colloquium will include sessions and speakers on how to internationalize the engineering curriculum, how to get started, how to assess and evaluate and will feature case studies of successful programs and best practices.

For more information contact Ilka Balk
UK College of Engineering

What is the Colloquium on International Engineering Education?

The Colloquium brings together faculty, administrators, exchange organizations, funding agencies, non-profits and industry representatives to discuss strategies and best practices for internationalizing the engineering curriculum.  With about 150 participants, mostly from the United States, but also from Germany, France, Mexico, South Korea, India and other countries, it is a venue to exchange ideas and to also share concrete ideas to support study, work, service learning and research abroad.  The colloquium is perfectly suited for universities, schools and colleges who are just getting started, as well as those who are trying to expand their offerings or internationalization strategies.  Help on “getting started”, assessment of study abroad programs, as well as “best practices”, and ideas for funding these programs are being shared.

Why Attend?

The colloquium will provide a forum for leaders from universities, government, industry, and nonprofits to discuss and share ideas and best practices pertaining to the education of engineers for today’s global workplace.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in international engineering education should attend, including university administrators, deans, engineering faculty, language faculty, international program coordinators and government agency and nonprofit representatives.
The colloquium is an excellent venue to discuss the needs of industry and how academic institutions are able to tailor their educational content towards cross-cultural, cross-national, and cross-language engineering workplaces – domestic and abroad.

Want to showcase your programs or share your ideas?

Please submit a presentation abstract to us by June 15, 2013.

Past Colloquia have included topics such as:

  • Innovative approaches to international engineering education
  • Perspectives from industry
  • College-wide strategies for global engineering education
  • How to get started with new international engineering programs and how to assess the impact of existing ones
  • Meeting the challenges of global work teams: How to prepare our students
  • Cross-Cultural Communication for Global Academic and Corporate Teams
  • Breadth versus Depth: Tiered approaches to international engineering education
  • Critical Areas: How to overcome hurdles in particular areas of the world (China, India, Russia, and the Middle East)
  • Raising the Language Bar: Standards, Methodologies, Assessments