Visiting Teaching Fellows
This industry into academia
technology transfer scheme is based on the
experience-led education concept and compliments the
Visiting Professors initiative. It seeks to enrich the engineering
curriculum and education experience by placing
engineers in universities who are still very much
hands-on practitioners and can relate and apply
teaching material to the operational issues and
real-life problems that graduate engineers may face
when they first enter industry.
Visiting Teaching Fellows like
their Visiting Professor counterparts are excellent
communicators and role models for the profession.
Two tranches of Visiting
Teaching Fellows have been appointed so far and
there are plans for at least thirteen more. Details
of the individual appointments can be found through
Each Visiting Teaching Fellow
appointment runs for a period of two years.
This particular initiative has
proved to be extremely popular with universities and
industry; one company, Shell, has generously funded
its own version of the scheme to specialise in its
core areas of technical expertise, whilst the Ove
Arup Foundation has chosen to support Engineering
Application to the scheme is
by invitation only. The next call for applications
will be in September 2012.
For more information contact: Dr Mark Bambury
[E-mail Dr Mark Bambury]