Strengthening Asian advanced design and manufacture education through a framework approach

Fayyaz Ur Rehman, Xiu Yan, Youhua Li, Cato (Xincai) Tan, Eric Miller, Woodfine Nick

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The rapid industrial growth of some Asian countries demands to bridge the gap between Europe and Asia for mutual sharing and exchange of knowledge and cooperation in Advanced Design and Manufacture. A European Commission funded project provided a new platform for not only strengthening Asian education in design and manufacture but also helped in creating strong ties between European and Asian academic institutions for exchange and sharing of knowledge through joint course material development, delivery of MSc course in advanced design and manufacture and joint supervision of PhD training of Asian students. This paper introduces the project, key activities implemented during its duration, achievements and the impact it had regarding the introduction of world class engineering design and manufacture education in Asia through the up gradation of knowledge and skills of postgraduate Asian students. The project’s implementation also built strong partnerships between European academic institutions and Asian industrial sector as well as laying foundations for the development of numerous research and education based projects between Asian and European academic and industrial sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design
EditorsSteve Culley, Ben Hicks, Tim McAloone, Thomas Howard, Bill Ion
Number of pages2
Volume8. Design Education
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2011
EventCED11: 18TH International Conference on Engineering Design - The Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 201119 Aug 2011


ConferenceCED11: 18TH International Conference on Engineering Design


  • network
  • design and manufacture
  • collaboration
  • asian higher education
  • asian
  • higher education
  • advanced design and manufacture education
  • framework approach


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