International conference “Formation of Practical Competences in Education of Engineers: Ideas, Best Practices and Quality Assurance”

Conference programme


Dates: 3 - 7 December, 2013

Venue: Czech Technical University in Prague


3 December 2013 (Tuesday) Arrival
  • Arrival in Prague
  • Participants working according their individual training plans
4 December 2013 (Wednesday)
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:20 Welcome by the hosts and Official Opening
  • Prof. Ing. Václav Havlíček, rector of Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Prof. Ladislav Musilek, professor Czech Technical University in Prague, member of the SEFI Administrative Council
  • Prof. Frantisek Hrdlicka, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, CVUT
  • Prof. Yu. Pokholkov, president of the Association for Engineering Education of Russia

Formation of practical competences in education of engineers: CVUT best practices


10:20 – 10:35 Prof. Miroslav Svítek, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, CVUT
10:35 – 10:40 Questions & Answers
10:40 – 10:55 Prof. Vladimir Marik, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CVUT
10:55 – 11:00 Questions & Answers
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

Keynote speeches 1.

11:20 – 11:40 “Engineering Education in Russia: challenges and solutions”
Prof. Yury Pokholkov, President of the Association for Engineering Education of Russia
Prof. Alexander Sigov, President of Moscow State Institute of Radio Ĺngineering, Electronics and Automation (Russia)
11:40 – 12:00 “Innovative Learning in Engineering Education”
Prof. Jose Carlos Quadrado, President of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa - ISEL (Portugal)
12:00 – 12:20 “Tools and indicators for a dynamical, innovative and optimized education program”
Prof. Stephane Flament, École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Caen (France)
12:20 – 12:40 “Network project learning as a tool for the integrated acquiring of knowledge and skills”
Prof. Nikolay Rodionov, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (Russia)
12:40 – 13:00 Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Master class “Simple visual methods as an example of project-focused works in West-European Universities”
Prof. Alexander Gromov, Nuremberg Technical University (Germany)
15:00 – 15:20 Discussion
15:20 – 15:40 Coffee break
15:40 – 16:40 “Practical Competences as Learning Outcomes using CES”
Dr. Tatiana Vakhitova, Education Division Granta Design Cambridge (UK)
16:40 – 17:00 Discussion
5 December 2013 (Thursday)
09:00 – 12:30 Expert workshop “Development and implementation of practice-oriented educational technologies in engineering education”
Prof. Yury Pokholkov, President of the Association for Engineering Education of Russia
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Transfer to Plzen
14:30 – 17:00 Guided tour to industrial company (Škoda Transportation)
Round table with industry representatives
18:00 – 20:00 Gala dinner
20:00 Departure to Prague (Bus transfer)
6 December 2013 (Friday)
Keynote speeches 2.
09:00 – 09:20 “The European Platform of Universities engaged in Energy Research, Education and Training”
Dr. John Smith, Deputy Secretary General, European University Association (EUA)
09:20 – 09:40 “Digital education to improve practical learning in Engineering Education”
Prof. Xavier Fouger, Vice-president of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
09:40 – 10:00 “Challenges of West-European technical universities (the view of invited professor)”
Prof. Alexander Gromov, Nuremberg Technical University (Germany)
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
Keynote speeches 3.
11:00 – 11:20 “Quality assurance in engineering education"
Prof. Juan Jesus Perez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC (Spain)
11:20 – 11:40 “Engineering Education 2.0: The Eindhoven Case”
Mr. Dirk-Jan Mulders, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
11:40 – 12:00 “Engineering education and engineering qualification are not the same”
Prof. Victor Sheynbaum, Gubkin Russian state university of oil and gas (RF)
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Round table ‘Best practices of Russian universities in implementing practice-oriented educational technologies in training engineers’

(Presentations of participants from Russia)
  • A.T. Rybak, N.N. Shumskaya / Don State Technical University "Interaction of small businesses and universities for training of competent engineering staff "
  • LA Kadutskaya / Belgorod State National Research University
    "Cooperation between university and employers in implementing the concept of practice-oriented training "
  • N.V. Lobov / Perm National Research Polytechnic University
    "Experience of Perm National Research Polytechnic University in preparing educational programs for international accreditation"
  • M.V. Dulyasova / Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin
    "Certification of qualifications as a tool for assessing the quality of a university graduate in the field of engineering and technology"
  • A.N. Gerashchenko, M.V. Miknis , V.A. Glukhov / Moscow Aviation Institute
    "Training in high-tech areas"
  • S.A. Podlesnyi / Siberian Federal University
    "Formation of competences in the field of generating new ideas - the basis of comprehensive training of engineers"
  • I.Yu. Kuksa, E.S. Minkova, I.G. Kartushina / I.Kant Baltic Federal University
    "Special features of engineers’ training and development of dual training system for higher education"
  • V.N. Kechemaykin / Ogarev Mordovia State University
    "Training specialists for industry in the field of mechanical engineering at Mordovia State University”
16:00 – 17:00 General Discussion and Conclusions
7 December 2013 (Saturday)
  • Participants working according their individual training plans
  • Departure from Prague

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Address of Yuri P. Pokholkov