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    Pairing engineering with entrepreneurship to meet rapidly changing societal needs 


     

    The Globe and Mail, May 23, 2018
    Photo : Caroline Perron
     

    A new type of engineer is needed to deal with the challenges of a rapidly changing world, and universities and faculties must urgently adapt their training to meet this demand, says the new head of Polytechnique Montreal.

    Globalization, the digitization of the economy and the energy transition are bringing industrial and societal advances that require future engineers to be much more innovative, says Philippe A. Tanguy, the Polytechnique’s chief executive officer. Curriculums and teaching methods must shift radically in the next decade to include entrepreneurship, he notes, in order for engineering education – and engineers – to remain relevant.

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