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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
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.
18.03.2016
VDMA calls for a stronger expansion of practical orientation in the engineering sciences. VDI advocates uniform academic engineering degrees.
Der VDMA engagiert sich für eine Ausgestaltung des Wissenschaftssystems gemäß den Anforderungen des Maschinen- und Anlagenbaus.
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.
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.
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.
The nacelle toolbox is a practice-oriented collection of notes, checklists and good practice examples for better university teaching.
The “Maschinenhaus – the campus for engineers” is VDMA’s initiative for increasing student success in engineering degree programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adaptation of M+E occupations in the „Agilen Verfahren“
The VDMA educational policy offers a wide range of services in all areas of the education chain.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.