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18 Oct Technology Highway: Consensus for an Innovative Slovenia

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2010
Slovenian Academy of Engineering has in 2008 analysed the development of high education in Slovenia and in 2009 published proposals of measures for the next period. Technological development must be of high importance and it must be a national consensus to build the future on innovativeness and creating of new. This new project was named “Technology Highway” by the Slovenian academy of Engineering. Above of this Slovenian Academy of Engineering has published a document “Technology Highway: agreement of building a road from knowledge to development through new long-term national programs for science and development and high education”.
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18 Oct Engineering Research in Irish Economic Development

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2010
The paper highlights the importance of Engineering Research to the future success of the Irish economy. The paper recommends that the overriding criterion for the Government’s research funding should be the impact of the research on the economy, in the short to medium term. The paper also addresses the need for greater collaboration between universities, research institutes and institutes of technology, through the establishment of Engineering Research Platforms in selected topics of national importance. It emphasises the need for much closer involvement of industry with the Schoolsof Engineering.
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18 Oct Engineering graduates for industry

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2010
This report was commissioned in 2008 by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills – now the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to identify how to increase the number of employable engineering graduates with the skills industry needs. Against a background where the UK competitive advantage will depend increasingly on raising the level of our science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills, there was recognition that UK business and industry would be disadvantaged if not provided with an adequate supply of well-educated and motivated engineering graduates. Since then, the banking crisis, the global downturn, the need for transition to low carbon economies and competition from emergent new technologies have created an even more urgent imperative to address this.  This report reviews current approaches to engineering higher education and provides a detailed review of a range of relevant motivational techniques universities use to meet the needs of business and industry.
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18 Oct Science in School – a new beginning Visions for the technical and scientific education in School Danish

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV)
2010
Like in most western societies the Danish students in general are more interested in social sciences and in the arts than in technology and science. However, Denmark - like the rest of Europe - needs more scientists. To achieve that goal ATV has set up a vision for improving science education in compulsory school. The main tools are: Better education of science teachers, more science lessons in the early school years and integrated science education in compulsory school.
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18 Oct Value Creation and Employment in Germany

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2011
At the latest with the onset of the financial crisis, the subject of economic growth and thus of value creation has come to the forefront of public interest. The sustained discussion about limited resources and demographic change reinforces the mistrust that some parts of society harbor against so-called “economic growth.” This acatech volume discusses the question as to how growth that entails growing prosperity is possible given the limited resources and impending demographic changes and makes the argument for a new type of growth: growth that, on the one hand, secures the wealth and employment level in Germany and, on the other, is not exclusively dependent on finite resources. The innovative capacity of Germany plays a huge role in terms of this “new” growth, which is not only based on “more of the same.”.
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18 Oct Monitoring of Motivation Concepts for Young Professionals in Technology (MoMoTech)

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2011
Many institutions, corporations, clubs, associations and individuals in Germany are committed to the promotion of young talent in science and engineering at this point. In particular in the extracurricular area, many projects and programs have emerged over the last years. The offers include the promotion of general interest in technology to the promotion of talents up to the search for junior staff for companies. But how effective are these multifarious initiatives and projects with regard to the objectives? The Academy’s “MoMoTech” project addresses this question by applying the methods of empirical social research. Alongside a comprehensive stock-taking of model projects for technological and engineering education and the creation of a database, the entities and initiators of such projects were interviewed and the project biographies traced. Beyond that, 16 projects were selected, ranging from the “garage project” to the large “technology event,” and evaluated in terms of effectiveness for the target groups focused on. On the basis of these findings, the study infers a number of success indicators as well as scientifically sound recommendations for action, providing an important stimulus for the political, didactic and methodological debate about technological and engineering education.
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18 Oct Metallurgy: Science and Engineering

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2011
Metallurgy, the science of metals and the technical disciplines concerned with the production, shaping and assembling of metals, is one of the major assets of European economy. The analysis in this book is, however, strictly limited to the French situation but, with additional work, could be extended to Europe. The current state of metallurgy in France is not good. It can rapidly become catastrophic if nothing is done to remedy to it quickly. The report repositions metallurgy in its double role of a science and engineering discipline form two perspectives: of “needs” and of “opportunities”. It provides 5 key recommendations for immediate actions.
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18 Oct Respected Technical qualifications selected for use in University Technical Colleges

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2012
In March 2011, the Baker-Dearing Trust in conjunction with Edge asked the Royal Academy of Engineering to identify the technical qualifications in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that would be respected by the STEM community
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18 Oct Part II of the book focuses on interdisciplinary evaluation of the development of the contemporary world in the context of globalisation

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2012
Four dominant processes have shaped the contemporary vision of the world; the first process was the one to change the distribution of power in global economy. The traditional division between the wealthy North and the poor South requires dramatic changes not only in its explanation, but also in what legitimises such a division in the first place, mainly because the so-called emerging markets are gaining importance within global economy. Furthermore, recent changes in global economy have been caused by the mechanisms other than those prevailing two or three decades ago, which since then have been considered as unquestionable paradigms of economic development. Apart from that, the financial sector has grown significantly so as to become the most powerful sector of economy in the last decades. This phenomenon is defined as the appearance of virtual economy, disconnected to a great extent from real economy. Such disconnectedness was the main factor in the last global economic crisis and growing national debts. Last but not least, due to (although not only) information revolution, economy has undergone rapid structural changes in the area of the sector of services, which is becoming the dominant sector in developed countries, both from the perspective of GDP and of employment.
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18 Oct Slovenia need a new Vision of Economic and Social Development (1 + 4 + 16 pages)

Engineering Academy of Slovenia (IAS)
2014
Slovenia is falling behind in technological development because of economic reasons as well as because technological intelligence has been left out from deciding on key questions on economic, predominantly industrial, and general society development. Slovenian Academy of Engineering has carried out consultations to point out, for the public and decision-makers, the inadequate state on different fields that are creating the present economic crisis. The position paper is divided in three parts: first, named “Initiative for New Industrial Development of Slovenia” is summarizing 7 propositions from the position paper. Second, named “Vision, Direction, Propositions” is dividing propositions in three main fields: industrial policy, education and research and is presenting together 17 propositions. Third part, named “Purpose of the Initiative and Propositions of Slovenian Academy of Engineering”, is further explaining propositions from first two parts. The position paper was distributed together with the Comparative Analysis of Higher Education, Research, Development, Innovations and Economy Achievements of Slovenia to relevant state institutions and other interested organisations.
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