The second seminar of the IREG Engineering Ranking Group organized by IREG Observatory and hosted by the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) took place in Moscow, 30 November - 1 December 2017 (the Group met first in Bremen, Germany in May 2017). The aim of the Seminar was to identify relevant indicators for engineering programs that will allow systematic comparison across universities offering engineering programs at both national and international levels.
At the Moscow seminar various groups of stakeholders were represented including academia, industry, professional engineering associations and accreditation agencies as well as ranking publishers. Among the speakers were: Mikhail Strikhanov, Rector, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President, IREG Observatory; President, Perspektywy Education Foundation, Dick Bochar, Secretary General, European Federation of National Engineering Associations “FEANI”, Greet Langie, European Society of Engineering Education “SEFI”, Sergey Shaposhnikov, member of Administrative Council, European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education “ENAEE”, Michal Kleiber, Vice-President, European Academy of Science and Arts “EASA”, Dmitry Grishankov, President of rating agency RAEX, Vladimir Zernov, Rector, Russian New University, Andrey Khitrov, Chairman of the Board on Professional Qualifications in Nuclear Energy Sphere, ROSATOM and Kazimierz Bilanow, Managing Director, IREG Observatory.
The final meeting of the IREG Engineering Ranking Group is scheduled for Warsaw in April 2018. Waldemar Siwinski, Head of the IREG Engineering Ranking Group said: “during the Group’s Warsaw meeting the recommendations regarding new indicators for ranking of engineering programs will be announced. The recommendation will be published on the IREG Observatory website and presented at international conferences”.