The EAEEIE Annual conference is held every year by the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE). EAEEIE is a European non-profit organization, with members from nearly seventy European Universities, most of them providing education in the area of Electrical and Information Engineering and Mechatronics.
In recent years the conference proceedings have been published through IEEE Xplore® and indexed in major databases; this year we will apply for this as well. The conference is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE, the world's largest techical professional organization for the advancement of technology.
Innovative learning for innovation
Through education engineering youngsters are preparing themselves to continue upon the achievements of the previous generation. In a wide range of different professions, much knowledge and many skills must be taught to the younger engineering generation. It is of importance that the engineering education is assembled carefully to make sure that all competences are well-educated. Teachers were able to manage the learning processes of young people in the past.
Nowadays the way of education is changing. Students demand more modern education and students say they want to be inspired more by teachers, while teachers focus more on what they need, when they need to solve problems for clients that more often are complex and ask for more sophisticated solutions.
Similarly, the engineering education system aims to improve learning activities and provide society with competent engineers. More teaching effectiveness might be found when education is more directed to situations young practitioners will encounter when starting their jobs. Next to the regular solving of engineering problems, also being able to work in interdisciplinary teams, work in an ethical way, have focus on sustainability issues, and adept to intrapreneurial tasks.
Innovation can be seen as finding new ways to educate engineers students in a better way and inspire them more. But it is also a goal, students can innovate, to create new or renewed products that will be accepted by the market. Innovation is not something that will spontaneously emerge. The engineering employees within a company must develop innovation. But innovation has multidisciplinary and complex aspects. Therefore, it is reasonable that higher engineering education should direct more to develop these capabilities to students.
- Educational methods and innovations in engineering education
- Experimental learning and learning experiences in engineering
- Educational games and simulations
- Learning analytics
- Personalized Learning
- Gamification in engineering education
- Accreditation and quality assurance in engineering higher education
- Companies’ mindset of quality of starting engineers
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Building interpersonal skill set.
- Gender and diversity issues
- Ethics and deontology
- Intercultural collaboration
- Research and innovation as a part of education
- Cooperation with the industry
- AI (Artificial Intelligence) in education
- Entrepreneurship and innovation
- Innovation Engineering as a learning line for engineering education
- E-learning, mobile learning and computer-based learning
- Distance, open and flexible education
- Virtual and remote labs
- MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
- Social media in education
- Distance education methods and technologies in a pandemic situation
EAEEIE its main purpose is to be a conference networking platform for higher education staff to present new educational developments. The mission of the EAEEIE is to enhance higher Engineering education through understanding European education practices, industry participation, continuing education, credit transfer in international exchanges, scientific and educational research, and to determine criteria to establish standards on higher Engineering education for the future.
We strongly urge younger colleagues to attend the conference, as it will provide them with a chance to learn more about European programs in research and education. Renowned specialists from a variety of sectors will be able to present their own innovative developments.
EAEEIE sees conference contributions will improve engineering education for the future. We bring together lecturers, researchers, and professionals in the field of Electrical and Information Engineering and Mechatronics from around Europe and beyond with the goal of exchanging ideas and information and contributing to the advancement of Electrical and Information Engineering and Mechatronical education.
Our motto ‘Innovative learning for innovation’ enhances the way the event of this year will be represented.