Stevens' Weatherall to speak at conference in Beijing

10/05/05

VP will participate in Int'l Forum of University Presidents

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Maureen Weatherall, Vice President for University Enrollment and Academic Services at Stevens Institute of Technology, will deliver a talk to a gathering of global university presidents at an international education conference in Beijing this month. Weatherall's lecture will be given on October 16 at the International Forum of University Presidents (IFUF-ICT 05), held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the founding of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). She will report on the academic aims of Technogenesis®, the school's entrepreneurial approach to higher education.

According to Weatherall, "Stevens' graduate and undergraduate curricula emphasize the creation of new technology, industrial and government policy and technological management." In her talk, she outlines how the school merges "technological innovation and real-world research application to build economic and social development." She concludes, "Technogenesis, along with the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit it creates, prepares students to excel in the global economy."

Stevens recently signed a memorandum of understanding with BUPT to launch several programs for Chinese graduate students in technology and management for delivery next year. Stevens' first master's students in China graduated with a degree in Telecommunications Management in January at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), one of China 's highest-ranking engineering schools. Another graduate program in Photonics and Optoelectronics is currently underway at BIT. Stevens' graduate program in Project Management will start this fall at Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), also in Beijing. Graduates of CUFE often fill high-level positions in China 's burgeoning telecommunications industry. Stevens is also expected to offer two more graduate programs at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), often called the MIT of China.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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