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VDMA-VDI conference "Industrie 4.0 - challenges and methods in the training of engineers
Invitation to the conference and a tour of the "Innovation Center" of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG; June 24/25, 2019, Heidelberg

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Publications on the Maschinenhaus Initiative

Here you will find a list of publications related to the VDMA initiative "Maschinenhaus - Campus for Engineers".

Study on industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 places new demands on the training of engineers at universities. Learn more about the target profile developed for the first time.

VDMA engineering surveys

Every three years, the VDMA asks its member companies about the number and type of engineers they employ, their expectations for the future and other data and facts relating to engineering. Here you can find the engineering surveys of the last years.

VDMA Positions on Science Policy

The VDMA is involved in political discussions, holds talks with politicians and ministry employees or takes part in public hearings and events on the subject of higher education and science policy.

The print version of the nacelle toolbox

The nacelle toolbox is a practice-oriented collection of notes, checklists and good practice examples for better university teaching.

News from the "Maschinenhaus"

19.03.2019
Invitation to the conference and a tour of the "Innovation Center" of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG; June 24/25, 2019, Heidelberg
As part of the initiative "Maschinenhaus - Plattform für innovative Lehre", we offer as a prize the 4th VDMA University Prize. With this award we would like to honour outstanding teaching concepts which stand for more academic success and thus set an example for the importance of teaching.
15.01.2019
Study by the IMPULS Foundation for Engineering Education for Industry 4.0 develops the first target profile for engineers in industry 4.0 Appeal to universities: Making teaching more interdisciplinary New competencies: Computer Science, Data Science and Data Security
29.11.2018
Despite (still) rising student numbers in computer science, the high drop-out rates are a cause for concern. In order to meet the demand for IT specialists in industry 4.0, the quality of teaching must be further improved. The VDMA nacelle initiative is committed to this and will include the field of computer science in the next project phase.
23.02.2018
The next exchange of experience for university representatives will take place on 25th June 2018 at the VDMA in Frankfurt.
04.05.2016
The jury of the VDMA University Award 2017 consists of 20 jurors from science and universities, companies, associations and initiatives as well as politics.
Michael Patrick Zeiner
Michael Patrick Zeiner
Consultant for Educational Policy, responsible for vocational training and engineering education
+49 69 6606 1160
+49 69 6603 2160
Next Maschinenhaus-ERFA: 25. Juni 2018
The next exchange of experience for university representatives will take place on 25th June 2018 at the VDMA in Frankfurt.
VDMA: Universities face enormous change process
Study by the IMPULS Foundation for Engineering Education for Industry 4.0 develops the first target profile for engineers in industry 4.0 Appeal to universities: Making teaching more interdisciplinary New competencies: Computer Science, Data Science and Data Security