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12.11.2019
Developing new ideas for teaching together with an external perspective: On 12 November 2019, the nacelle transfer project of the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA - German Engineering Federation) will start in cooperation with the mechanical engineering course at Hof University of Applied Sciences.
Mainfranken has the best German "Maschinenhaus": The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences has won the fourth VDMA University Award. A total of 125,000 euros in prize money was distributed.
29.10.2019
Universities are important players in helping to shape digital change. But the universities are also part of the change process. So what will higher education look like in the future? On 29 October 2019, around 45 representatives from universities and companies discussed this topic in the run-up to the award ceremony.
16.09.2019
The jury has decided: Four universities will have the chance to be named "Best Machine House 2019" at the award ceremony on 29 October 2019 in Berlin. You are already guaranteed 20,000 euros in prize money.
03.09.2019
Today, technical knowledge is a fundamental component of general education. However, a comprehensive analysis of the curricula at general schools, which the VDMA has carried out in all the federal states, shows that the curricula of general education are not the same: The vast majority of young people can finish school without ever coming into contact with a proven technical education.
23.08.2019
The number of employees has been increasing for years - what about the engineering quota? Statistics from the Federal Employment Agency are not sufficient here. Your numbers are still in demand and important until 15.09!
31.07.2019
Training year 2019 starts with 34,000 vacancies in mechanical engineering VDMA members particularly committed to young talent
12.07.2019
This is the fourth time that the VDMA has awarded a university prize for good teaching as part of its initiative "Maschinenhaus - Platform for Innovative Teaching". The award ceremony for the "Best Machine House 2019" will take place this year on 29 October in Berlin.
26.06.2019
Appeal to the universities: Change process must be given top priority - Rapid adaptation of curricula and better teaching equipment necessary
21.06.2019
After the successful pilot project with the study course mechanical engineering of the HTW Berlin, now three further study courses with support of the federation want to set the correct course for the future.
19.06.2019
Interdisciplinary teaching will become increasingly important in the engineering sciences in the future due to Industry 4.0. On 13 June 2019, around 45 representatives from universities and companies discussed the framework conditions that are necessary and the challenges that interdisciplinary teaching entails.
06.06.2019
From the point of view of the VDMA, the resolution of 6 June on the continuation of the science pacts by the heads of government of the federal and state governments is an important political signal for the importance of higher education teaching. However, the science pacts are still a long way from achieving equivalence between research and teaching: the scope of funding for teaching remains far behind that of research.
22.05.2019
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering at Coburg University of Applied Sciences wants to set the course for the future with the support of the association and thus meet the challenges of digitisation.
16.05.2019
The Faculty of Industrial Technologies of the Tuttlingen campus of the Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences successfully completes the nacelle transfer project in cooperation with the VDMA.
08.05.2019
Machinery house transfer project starts at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. What impact does the technological upheaval have on engineering education? The Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and the VDMA are jointly finding and discussing sustainable ideas for teaching in mechanical engineering and information technology.
Frankfurt am Main/Mannheim, April 24, 2019 - On April 24, 2019, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences will hold its kick-off workshop for the nacelle transfer project of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).
In the competition for young talent, mechanical engineering has a major disadvantage: pupils often do not know our apprenticeships. Somebody has to tell them about this. Why not your trainee? The VDMA offers the appropriate training.
19.03.2019
Invitation to the conference and a tour of the "Innovation Center" of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG; June 24/25, 2019, Heidelberg
The jury of the VDMA University Award 2019 consists of 21 jurors from science and universities, companies, associations and initiatives as well as politics.
19.02.2019
Fewer and fewer young people are interested in vocational training. More and more training places remain vacant. Today, companies have to recruit junior trainees at an early stage. The VDMA's new "Guide for the Promotion of Young Talent" shows how this can be done.
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 nacelle toolbox is a practice-oriented collection of notes, checklists and good practice examples for better university teaching.
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.
13.02.2019
During the German-African Business Summit, which took place from 11 to 13 February 2019 in the Ghanaian capital Accra, Federal Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller presented the "German Entrepreneur Award for Development" to HAWE Hydraulic SE.
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.
We, the education department of the VDMA, support our members in all matters relating to the recruitment of junior staff, schools, training, studies and further education and serve as a bridge to education policy. Here you will find the right contact person for your topic and your question.
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 will find the engineering surveys of recent years.
26.04.2018
Für seine Initiative „Fachkräfte für Afrika“ hat der VDMA jüngst einen wichtigen lokalen Partner, die Kenya Association of Manufacturers,als Mitstreiter gewonnen.
The foundation for the fascination with technology and for the interest in technical professions is already laid at school. It is therefore important to interest young people in technology in this crucial phase of their lives and to encourage their natural curiosity and creativity.
Statistics and key figures on vocational training in mechanical and plant engineering are collected here. This collection is still under construction and we are continuously working on it.
The VDMA educational policy offers a wide range of services in all areas of the education chain.
Adaptation of M+E occupations in the „Agilen Verfahren“
22.12.2017
In February 2018, the first training courses of VDMA’s technical vocational training project in Kenya will start. VDMA is implementing these courses in Kenya within the framework of its “Skilled Workers for Africa” Initiative. Following the successful project Kick-off event in October 2017, VDMA and its local partner training center - Centurion Systems Limited - presented the training program at a Stakeholder workshop in Nairobi.
Based on a close cooperation with the Botswana Ministry of Education, we are paving the way for technical vocational education and training in the areas of control technology, hydraulics and mechatronics
The food market in Kenya is developing at a rapid pace. With a practice-oriented vocational education program and further technical training for the employees of the Kenyan food industry, VDMA- Initiative makes an important contribution to meeting the high demand for qualified skilled workers in this sector.
Together with the Dangote Group, VDMA is establishing a training center in Obajana, which focuses on technical vocational education and training in the fields of mechanics, electronics and mechatronics. The training is based on the German model of dual track education system.
Interested companies can participate in the initiative in a variety of ways - for instance: by making use of the training program, by providing equipment or by organizing study tours or training the trainers / instructors.
Capacity building with a vision: Collaboration with well established, locally rooted and highly networked local organizations is a key success factor of the VDMA-Initiative.
The core of the VDMA-Initiative is to offer technical vocational education and further training for skilled workers which is geared towards the needs of the local industry in cooperation with local partners, organizations and the private sector.
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 VDMA maintains a diverse range of services and advice for its member companies, but also for universities and media representatives in the field of science policy and engineering studies. Here is an overview of our services for these three groups.
The “Maschinenhaus – the campus for engineers” is VDMA’s initiative for increasing student success in engineering degree programs.
Der VDMA engagiert sich für eine Ausgestaltung des Wissenschaftssystems gemäß den Anforderungen des Maschinen- und Anlagenbaus.
23.10.2017
The largest German industry association VDMA and the Kenyan technology service provider Centurion have launched a joint project to support the Kenyan food processing industry by providing training and sharing expert advice and experience.
20.05.2016
The VDMA is sceptical about the establishment of tenure-track professorships through the federal-state programme for young scientists in the engineering sciences. These do not help attract seasoned industrial researchers for university professorships.
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.
18.03.2016
VDMA calls for a stronger expansion of practical orientation in the engineering sciences. VDI advocates uniform academic engineering degrees.