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Posted: August 20, 2008

Benchmarking the quality of nanotechnology Masters education

(Nanowerk News) The Institute of Nanotechnology, in collaboration with a consortium of course providers and industrial representatives, is now working towards benchmarking the quality of nanotechnology education and training at the Masters level through a peer-reviewed accreditation process. More information will be available later in the year.
About the Nanotechnology Masters Course Directory
Many universities are recognising that a new approach to education and training is needed to meet the needs of the burgeoning nanoscience and nanotechnology research and development communities.
This has resulted in an expansion in the number of new Nano Masters degree courses. These courses differ widely in emphasis and content; for example some may be slanted towards nanomaterials, others to the life sciences.
To this end, an easily accessible website has been created, where students and employers alike can search for the Nano Masters courses that best suit their competences and skills needs.
The nanomasters website also
  • enables students to compare different courses and their content online
  • provides easy access to education and training options from anywhere across the globe
  • allows industry to assess post-graduate competences, simplifying the recuitment process.
  • Universities participating in the scheme include:
  • Belgium: KU Leuven, University of Antwerp
  • France: Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble, Université de technologie de Troyes
  • Germany: Technische Universitat Dresden, University of Kaiserslautern
  • Italy: University of Padova, University Ca Foscari of Venezia, University of Verona
  • Netherlands: University of Twente, TU Delft, University of Leiden
  • Spain: University of Barcelona, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Universitat Politénica de Catalunya, Universitat de Girona
  • Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology
  • UK: Surrey University, Lancaster University, University of Sheffield, Leeds University, Cranfield University, University of Liverpool, University of Wales Swansea, Heriot-Watt University
  • For further information, visit: http://www.nano.org.uk/nanomasters
    Contact

    Kshitij Aditeya Singh

    Email: kshitij.singh@nano.org.uk

    Tel: +44 (0) 141 303 8444

    Source: Institute of Nanotechnology