Engineering education play a key role in securing sustainable development of Europe, it is vital in creating innovative technologies and educating creative engineers capable of using science to solve problems but also aware of the social consequences of their actions. To meet these challenges in the age of growing internationalization of the industry, labor market and education, we need a tool to compare the quality of engineering and technology programs offered by the European universities. Rankings of universities and programs have become such an accepted form of comparing and assessment understood by a broad range of stakeholders.
The aim of the Project initiated by Perspektywy Education Foundation and being carried out through a partnership with the Foundation for the Development of the Education System – FRSE (Poland’s National Agency of the Erasmus+) is to publish a pilot edition of the European Ranking of Engineering Programs (EngiRank in short). The ranking will assess the quality of innovation potential, research, teaching, collaboration and transfer of knowledge filling in a gap in our knowledge about the engineering education in Europe.
The EngiRank will:
- be useful for hi tech companies looking for quality engineering graduates
- serve as a strong instrument in creation of human capital of high quality
- help prospective student in selecting an institution and area of study.
The pilot edition of the ranking will cover 100 institutions in 13 countries, that joined the European Union on or after 2004.
The International Engineering Ranking Council is composed of outstanding representatives of the European academia, engineering organizations and the industry.
The first (pilot) edition of the European Ranking of Engineering will be published by the end of 2019.
The Project is being implemented in cooperation with the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG), European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI), European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE), and other organizations.