2017

Mapping engineering education reform in Chile

Review of engineering education across Chile, exploring the drivers, facilitators and barriers to educational reform as well as the role played by government interventions. Study commissioned by Aalborg University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

Published Jan 2017

2016

Career Framework for University Teaching (draft)

An interim report, published midway through a phased study to develop a Career Framework for University Teaching. This new framework is designed to enable universities to define and evaluate teaching achievement at each stage of the academic career ladder. The report outlines a draft version of a framework which is being evaluated and piloted by 15 major research-led universities from 12 countries across the world. Study commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Published Feb 2016

2015

Does teaching advance your academic career?

Drawing on interview and survey evidence from faculty and university manages across UK higher education, the study examines the role that teaching achievement plays in academic career progression. This work contributed towards the development of the Career Framework for University Teaching. Study commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Published March 2015

2014

Emerging global entreprenurial ecosystems

This phased study sought to identify and evaluate the world’s most effective university-based entrepreneurial ecosystems operating outside established technology hubs. The report summarises some of the key opportunities and challenges facing universities seeking to develop their entrepreneurial profile. Study commissioned by MIT and Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech).

Published June 2014

2012

Educational change in engineering

The study evaluates the mechanisms and conditions associated with the successful adoption of curricula and pedagogical change. Drawing on interviews with international experts and the detailed evaluation of six case studies of highly-regarded educational change, the study concludes with recommendations for universities wishing to implement programmes of educational reform. Study commissioned by MIT and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

2010

What is the best age to engage children in STEM?

The study sought to understand how children’s attitudes to engineering careers change with age and thereby identify the most effective age/s and strategies for positive intervention. Study commissioned by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Published May 2010


Review of engineering project-based learning

The study reviewed best practice in engineering project-based learning in the UK, highlighting examples which offered particular potential for transferability to other contexts and institutions. Study commissioned by the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program at MIT.

Published April 2010

2009

Review of engineering leadership education

The study provided a review of global approaches to engineering leadership education, showcasing examples of best practice across the world and highlighting the barriers and opportunities for their adoption elsewhere. Study commissioned by the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program at MIT.

Published 2009