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.