just another contemporary paradox

In the last decade the student numbers in engineering have been decreasing. Because society we live in becomes increasingly more complex and engineered, this sounds like a pardox to us. In 2009 a team led by professor Dick van Schenk Brill from Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven conducted a research and published the following paper.

‘Motivating students in engineering & ICT

I would like to quote the first line of the paper’s abstract.

“We found out that 25% of our students come to study at the Electric & Electronics (E&E) department because they were active (as a hobby) in music.”

Imaginably, we were very pleased when reading this. It was also the reason we both studied electronics, and as said before, the reason we wanted to make our master thesis in that domain. This for us is just another confirmation that the topic we have chosen is an ideal subject for motivating students to choose for electronic engineering.


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