The IRSPBL is part of the Aalborg UNESCO Centre strategy and vision of facilitating universities, and other higher education institutions, to take an active role in educating engineers and scientists so they can participate and contribute to the development of sustainable solutions to the present and emerging social, economic and environmental challenges. The IRSPBL has been one of the meeting places, which gathers researchers, practitioners and industrial partners from all over the world to contribute to the PBL landscape. Their contributions cover a number of relevant PBL topics such as assessment, learning outcomes, student engagement, management of change, curriculum and course design, PBL models, PBL application, ICT, and professional development.
Since 2008, the International Research Symposium on PBL (IRSPBL) has been organised every two years in collaboration with international partners. Internal and international scientific committees support IRSPBL contributing to its research quality and relevance.
For each IRSPBL, an open-access e-book has been published collecting all peer-reviewed contributions, which have been presented during the symposium event. The IRSPBL series represents the latest PBL research results within different areas and is edited by the Aalborg UNESCO Centre, together with the international partners hosting and organizing the IRSPBL, and published by Aalborg University Press.
9TH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM IN PBL (IRSPBL23): TRANSFORMING ENGINEERING EDUCATION (TEE 23)
THEME: Transforming Engineering Education June 21-23, 2023 Hosted by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Engineering and its New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) program, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
The Best Engineers Are No Longer Good Enough
The sustainable transition requires engineering skills and technological development on an unprecedented scale. Therefore, three universities and programs– the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s New Engineering Education Transformation (MIT-NEET) program, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Aalborg University (AAU) – are jointly convening a conference focusing on transforming engineering education in Boston at the end of June.