机械工程系

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

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From October 10th to 12th, 2017, the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) was held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Professor Jian-bin Luo, dean of the department of mechanical engineering of Tsinghua University, attended the conference on behalf of school and was elected as a member of the new executive committee. The development planning department, the school of mechanical engineering and the international engineering education center in Tsinghua University also sent representatives to the conference along with Luo.

The delegation from Tsinghua University

GEDC was established in 2008, the platform was aimed at providing the global leader of engineering education with the exchange of innovative ideas, tools and practice. After nearly 10 years of development, GEDC already had nearly 200 members, from more than 30 countries, and had formed a wide influence in the global engineering education field.

The 2017th GEDC annual meeting was held by the school of engineering of McMaster University. More than 150 dean of the college of engineering and industry representatives from 25 countries attended this annual meeting. Canada's minister of science Kirsty Duncan and the governor of Ontario Kathleen Wynne delivered speeches on the conference. The main topics of the conference were intelligent system, biomedical innovation and energy, the representatives discussed thoroughly surrounding the three topics.

Jian-bin Luo gave a speech titled "the perspective of industry global engineers: consideration of engineering education 2050". Based on the analysis of the requirements and goals for the future engineering education, Luo discussed how to make up for the gap between university and industry, and proposed a "double T" plan which was highly praised by the other scholars and industry experts. And then Jian-bin Luo was elected as a member of the new executive committee of GEDC.

Jian-bin Luo gave a speech titled "the perspective of industry global engineers: consideration of engineering education 2050".

Jian-bin Luo was elected as a member of the new executive committee of GEDC.

After the meeting, the delegation from Tsinghua University had a deep exchange with chairman of GEDC Peter Kilpatrick, secretary general Hans J. Hoyer, chairman of international society for engineering education alliance(IFEES) Michael Auer, etc.

Jian-bin Luo with secretary general of GEDC Hans J. Hoyer

After the conference, the delegation visited MIT and Harvard University, and investigated the engineering education from the China project and the technology licensing office.

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the delegation met with Bin-hua Ji, director of the China international science and technology plan projects, and other college leaders and professors. They discussed about the engineering team construction, department management, engineering education teaching reform, transformation, patent licensing and other issues.

At Harvard University, the delegation met with the executive director of institute of engineering and applied science Fawwaz Habbal and other scholars to have a detailed understanding of the development concept of Harvard University in engineering discipline, discipline layout and production-study-research cooperation.

The delegation visited MIT and Harvard University.

The delegation also visited MIT Sloan automotive laboratory, photonics and 3D nano-manufacturing laboratory, atomic and molecular mechanics laboratory, construction and real estate research center, microcomputer laboratory of Harvard University, etc.

 

The delegation visited laboratories of MIT and Harvard University.

The delegation also held alumni symposiums with the alumni association of Boston area of Tsinghua University, and talked with the alumni about the goals for the future development of the school, talent training, team construction, scientific research, achievements and global strategy, the campus planning work of major initiatives, etc. The alumni expressed strong concern about the development of the school and shared their experiences and achievements in academic performance, employment orientation and innovation and entrepreneurship.

The delegation had alumni symposiums with the alumni from Boston area.