MAI Rector Told about Mechanical Engineering Education at the ICMEE in Shanghai
On October 26, Rector of Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) Mikhail Pogosyan delivered a report at the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Education 2019 (ICMEE - 2019) in Shanghai, China.
The International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Education 2019, held by Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), is a high-level standard activity in the area of mechanical engineering education.
Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Mikhail Pogosyan took part in the conference at the invitation of Lin Zhongqin, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), partner of MAI. He made a report on topic “Mechanical Engineering Education: Development Needs and Key Problems to be Solved”.
In his presentation, MAI Rector identified future-oriented technologies such as Math Modeling, Integrated Design, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Additive Technology, Engineering Systems Electrification, Robotics, Propulsion and Power Units, Hypersonic Technologies, etc., and how they related to international management technologies, the role of modern universities in training specialist for these sectors due to changes in labour market. He also pointed out what MAI can propose to meet all these new challenges of personnel training.
“Transformation of Engineering Education is one of the focal areas in the transition to new forms of interaction in the industry. Implementation of forward-looking technologies demands obtaining a new approach in training that will include practice-oriented education, modern project management methods and involvement of students into real industrial projects. MAI is striving to transform its infrastructure according to the changes that occur in the area of mechanical engineering education, making its general programs continuous and building individual trajectories. For the University is very important to build and individual trajectory of students that will help them to form a sustainable basis for their further career-building and provide them with working experience, expertise in management and ability to hold integrated research,” noted in his speech Prof. Mikhail Pogosyan.