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Chicago 2006

1st International TDP Workshop

Promoting Internationalisation and Global Education: Joint and Double Degree Programs in Engineering Education between USA, Canada and Germany

Chicago, Illinois, June 16-18, 2006

Conference Center – Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University - Chicago, Illinois


Friday, June 16, 2006

04.00 p.m.


04.30 p.m. -
05.00 p.m

Welcome and Introduction of Participants and Program

Welcome Helen Oloroso, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

Welcome and Introduction of Participants & of the Transatlantic Degree Programs Project Ulrich Grothus, DAAD New York

05.00 p.m. -
05.45 p.m.

Keynote Address


Saturday, June 17, 2006

09.00 a.m. -
11.30 a.m.

Panel 1
Role and Relevance of Double and Joint Degree Programs in Internationalizing Higher Education

11.30 a.m. -
01.00 p.m.

Panel 2
Case Studies

02.00 p.m. -
03.45 p.m.

Panel 3
Curricular Elements, Implementation, Recruiting

04.15 p.m. -
05.15 p.m.

Working Groups

  • Working Group 1
    Curricular Elements and Necessary Agreements on Contents, Assessment and Recognition of Joint and Double Degree Programs
    Chair: Manfred Hampe, Technische Universität Darmstadt

  • Working Group 2
    Legal, Financial and Administrative Aspects of Joint Degrees
    Chair: Joseph Hoey, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Working Group 3
    Recruiting for and Marketing of Joint Programs
    Chair: John Grandin, University of Rhode Island


Sunday, June 18, 2006

09.00 a.m. -
10.00 a.m.

Panel 4
Accreditation of Joint Degree Programs

10.00 a.m. -
11.30 a.m.

Reports of the Working Groups and Discussion of Results in the Plenary

Chair: Britta Baron, Canadian Universities’ Centre / TDP Project [pdf, 50KB]

11.30 a.m. -
12.30 p.m.

Wrap up and Conclusions, Future Steps

Chair: Duane Abata, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology


End of Workshop