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Crossing the Borders and the Cultural Gaps for educating PhDs in Software Engineering

Publication Details

Authors: Knutas Antti, Seffah Ahmed, Sorensen Lene, Sozykin Andrey, Al-Zaghoul Fawaz, Abran Alain

Publication year: 2017

Language: English

Related journal or series: Conference On Software Engineering Education and Training

Title of parent publication: 2017 IEEE 30th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)

ISBN: 978-1-5386-2537-8

eISBN: 978-1-5386-2536-1

ISSN: 1093-0175

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSEET.2017.49

Permanent website address: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8166713/

Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


Software systems have
established themselves as the heart of business and everyday living, and as the
pillar of the emerging global digital economy. This puts pressure on
educational institutions to train people for the continuously evolving software
industry, which puts additional demand for new PhDs and educators. While large
universities and research centres have the required expertise and
infrastructure to providing a cost-effective training by research as well as
covering wide spectrum of software engineering topics, the situation in small
universities with limited resources is challenging. This is even more difficult
for some countries where the discipline of software engineering is totally new,
which is the case of emerging countries. This paper describes the Pathways to
PhDs project funded by the European Commission. The long-term aim is to support
the development, modernization and international visibility and excellence of
higher education, namely education by research at the PhD level in Europe, while
helping partner countries to develop new PhD programs and consolidate existing
ones in the field of computing in the area of software engineering. This paper
presents the creation of a common educational framework that consist of seven
specialized short-intensive schools, each of them feature the expertise and
“savoir-faire” of participating universities. The collaboration and
communication among partners and the schools is supported by an innovative
communication platform, which is also presented in the paper.

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