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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 4: Productivity in Aging Societies

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume deals with the issue of “productivity, competiveness and human resources in aging societies.” It contains contributions from an economic perspective but also investigates non-monetary aspects of productivity. In addition, it investigates the impact that demographic change has on the productivity of the economy, against the backdrop of international interdependencies. Measures are developed that are necessary in order to maintain and increase both productivity and the standard of living under the conditions of demographic change. Such measures should relate to the careful approach to and systematic further development of the human capacities on hand, i.e. the wealth of experience on the part of older employees. The situation in Germany takes center stage; but the experience gathered in other countries is also drawn upon.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 3: Aging, Work and Companies

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume summarizes the state of knowledge in terms of the demographic change. In the process, it focuses on the topic of “work, aging and companies” from the perspective of business management. Effects in terms of employment, wages and productivity in companies are investigated; and the impact of institutional regulations is compared on an international level. Gaps in knowledge are closed by dint of new studies. The findings provide initial feedback on the question of which regulations and measures will serve to ensure and improve both the employment of older employees and corporate productivity in Germany.
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18 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 1: Images of Aging in Flux. Historical, intercultural, theoretical and current perspectives

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
The volume concentrates on the topic of “Images of Aging in Flux.” It contains contributions from a historical and comparative intercultural perspective and discusses the theoretical principles of images of age, stereotypes of age and discourses about age in the past and present as well as in various countries and cultures. Beyond that, the latest developments in the media and corporations, in Germany in particular, are given consideration. Social developments and long-term as well as current processes of change and the changeability of images of age are examined on a contextual level.
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18 Oct Results Report: Young Professionals Barometer – Engineering Sciences

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
Many pupils in Germany have mistaken ideas about the engineering professions, as the findings of the “Young Professionals Barometer—Engineering Sciences” monitoring study show. On behalf of acatech, which is the German Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Association of German Engineers (VDI), scholars at Stuttgart University have collected extensive empirical evidence on technology socialization, technology education and factors of influence on the academic and occupational choices in Germany. The Young Professionals Barometer—Engineering Sciences confirms a number of the assumptions, some clichés among them; it also provides several downright surprising findings on questions that are keenly discussed in Germany.
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18 Oct Ways to Kindle the Interest in Technology

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
“Ways to Kindle the Interest in Technology” is based on the core assumption that there are phases and times in the socialization process of children and adolescents, which are significant for the child’s (technological) socialization. Whether young people start to get interested in technology depends on various factors, which are describable as constellations of conditions. The study aims at the collection and description of such constellations. With the potential times for intervention in mind, an investigation is made of how technology-relevant capabilities and attitudes change during socialization; focusing on the fact that women are underrepresented in the sector of technology, a special spotlight is put on the gender specifics.
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18 Oct Strategy of Promoting Interest in Young People for Science and Engineering

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2009
Germany is threatened by a dearth of professionals skilled in MINT occupations. This can have far-reaching consequences for the innovative capacity of science and industry. Therefore it is the declared goal of acatech, the German Academy of Science and Engineering, to promote interest in science and engineering and to increase the number of graduates in all MINT fields. acatech's proposed strategy for promoting interest in science and engineering focuses primarily on graduates in technical fields, since the lack of professionals in this area is particularly pronounced and engineers play a key role in sustaining and increasing Germany's economic power.
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18 Oct Inspiring Women Engineers

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2009
This report highlights the need for diversity in the engineering profession in order to take full advantage of the potential talent available.  It outlines the work of the Royal Academy of Engineering in promoting diversity in both education and the engineering profession and summarises the Women into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) campaign.  The report also provides case studies of several UKERC ‘Women Engineers of Outstanding Achievement’ and case studies of various women participating in Academy schemes.
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18 Oct Future Education Switzerland

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
2009
In the future, over two thirds of a class should gain a qualification for tertiary education. At the same time the development of interpersonal skills need to be supported. Education should not just provide the knowledge to perform professional duties; it should also provide a deeper understanding in order to deal appropriately with the world and society. This is what the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are proposing in their under the lead of SATW established white paper “Zukunft Bildung Schweiz” (Future Education Switzerland). It defines the requirements on the Swiss education system in 2030 using a scenario to describe the future understanding of education in Switzerland. Based on this it makes recommendations on the Swiss education strategy and describes its implementation in a roadmap.
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18 Oct Common Visions for the Universities of the Future

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
2009
How will the Danish universities be prepared to meet the challenges they are facing due to globalization? How do we develop universities that strengthen Denmark as a knowledge nation? What role should universities play in society? With increasing international competition we need strong universities that share a common goal. ATV recommends that universities take more responsibility, discuss additional funding models and have a better dialogue with industry.
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18 Oct Slovenia: an Innovative Society without Engineers?

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2010
How to reach the aim of Slovenia being an innovative society, developing new value, basing on sustainable development, fostering national and intellectual property? Science and industry shell enable this with accelerated technological development. Science and technological development are the conditions for employment of population, competitiveness, export and positive state budget. In this collection there are articles of speakers at the conference “Slovenia: an Innovative Society without Engineers?”, organised by the Slovenian Academy of Engineering.
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