Harmonisation of Higher Education in Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering

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Abstract

The international harmonisation of the Higher Education Area (HEA) in Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering (ABE), was started by Prof. Giuseppe Pellizzi during the CIGR 1989 Conference.This action was carried out in the EU by EurAgEng SIG RD12 - Education and Communication (Chairman Prof. Pierluigi Febo from 1994) and also elsewhere by CIGR WG1 - Agricultural Engineering University Curricula Harmonization (Chairman Prof. Pierluigi Febo from 1994 and Secretary Dr. Antonio Comparetti from 2007).The book and CD-ROM: “The University Structure and Curricula on Agricultural Engineering. An overview of 36 countries”, were presented by Prof. Pierluigi Febo during the AgEng 2000 Conference.Three thematic networks followed:1)USAEE-TN (University Studies of Agricultural Engineering in Europe - A Thematic Network), comprising 31 institutions from 27 Countries, from 2002 to 2006;2)Consortium POMSEBES (Policy Oriented Measures in Support of the Evolving Biosystems Engineering Studies in USA - EU), comprising eight EU and four USA institutions, from 2006 to 2008;3)ERABEE-TN (Education and Research in Biosystems Engineering in Europe - A Thematic Network), comprising 35 institutions from 27 Countries, from 2007 to 2010;4)Consortium TABE.NET (Trans-Atlantic Biosystems Engineering Curriculum and Mobility), comprising four EU and two USA institutions, from 2009 to 2013.The major outcomes were:-Agricultural Engineering degree study programs, satisfying FEANI (European Federation of National Associations of Engineers) and EurAgEng criteria;-studies on Accreditation Procedures of the above degree programs in the EU;-studies on the transition of Curricula from traditional Agricultural Engineering to the broader Biosystems Engineering;-development of an ABE core curriculum and 11 European degree programs in the EU.What will the future of Higher Education in Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering be?
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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