Sustainable Innovation in a Multi-University Master Course

Bartłomiej Gładysz , Marcello Urgo , Lorenzo Gaspari , Giovanna Pozzan , Tim Stock , Cecilia Haskins , Elżbieta Jarzębowska , Holger Kohl


Mobility, multi-locality, and transnational migration are current social developments among the population of the European Union. These social developments in society and companies, linked to the challenges of sustainability, lead to new requirements for working in the European Union. Teaching and learning in higher education needs to adapt to these requirements. As a result, new and innovative teaching and learning practices in higher education should provide competencies for transnational teamwork in the curriculum of tomorrow's engineers in order to ensure their competitiveness in the job market and advantage in their future careers. Thirteen European students from four countries participated in a new project-based course, called the "European Engineering Team". Students focused on the development of two innovative and sustainable products. The goal of this paper is to present the thermal pallet cover, which is the result of the first one-year transnational and sustainability-oriented project. This paper also aims to present the process of performing the project. It provides the overview and discussion of engineering and management tasks that students completed in the transnational environment, working remotely at their own campuses between scheduled transnational meetings. The work contributes to project-oriented learning that may constitute a basis for teaching holistic engineering courses at mechanical and industrial engineering departments.

Author Bartłomiej Gładysz (FPE / IOPS)
Bartłomiej Gładysz,,
- The Institute of Organization of Production Systems
, Marcello Urgo - [Politecnico di Milano]
Marcello Urgo,,
, Lorenzo Gaspari - [Politecnico di Milano]
Lorenzo Gaspari,,
, Giovanna Pozzan - [Politecnico di Milano]
Giovanna Pozzan,,
, Tim Stock - [Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin)]
Tim Stock,,
- Technische Universität Berlin
, Cecilia Haskins - [Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet]
Cecilia Haskins,,
, Elżbieta Jarzębowska (FPAE / IAAM)
Elżbieta Jarzębowska,,
- The Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics
, Holger Kohl - [Technical University of Berlin]
Holger Kohl,,
Journal seriesProcedia Manufacturing, ISSN 2351-9789
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference15th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM), 25-09-2017 - 27-09-2017, Haifa, Izrael
ASJC Classification1702 Artificial Intelligence; 2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalIndex
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 11-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; GS Citations = 3.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.855
Citation count*4 (2020-05-12)
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