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ASCENT - COMPETENCE CENTRES FOR AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING TO INCREASE THE POSITIVE IMPACT ON REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ARGENTINA, BRAZIL AND MEXICO
  • Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Joint Project
  • Coordinating Institution: FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH (Austria)
  • Project Duration: 15.10.2017-14.10.2020 – 36 months
  • Target countries: Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

Introduction/Overview

All ASCENT partners are globally seen very strong and important markets of the automotive industry. Their participation and development in this sector does therefore influence regional economic stability.

As of 2016, a potential lack of engineers focusing on automotive engineering as well as few cooperation between universities and businesses was detected and is addressed in the frame of ASCENT. The ASCENT project aims to improve the current situation at the participating higher education institutions in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico and its regional industries that are connected.

Through capacity building trainings, local academic staff, students and companies will receive upgraded knowledge on automotive engineering and sales management for engineers to reach the following aims:

OUR AIMS

  • To spread knowledge during the coaching sessions within the competence centres
  • To increase the number of projects in AE
  • To enlarge university-business cooperation
  • To increase employability of engineering graduates

MAIN OUTPUTS

The development of automotive engineering is fast and checkless and companies always need to be up-to-date to be competitive.

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ASCENT capacity building trainings

Building up know-how within the six HEIs in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico on automotive engineering, sales management strategies and soft skills for engineers during 4 trainings in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to improve capacities for more initiatives on the topics.

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ASCENT network and knowledge transfer platform

Establishing a network which aims for international exchange on the topics of automotive engineering, sales management strategies and soft skills for engineers among all target groups of the project. Attached to the network also a knowledge transfer platform will be established aiming at sharing knowledge among the members of the network on the project´s core topics and to spread the existence of the competence centres as expertise hubs.

How it Works?

Automotive training works in a very efficient flow.

capacity building

ASCENT builds up capacity on automotive engineering sales management strategies and soft skills for engineers at higher education institutions in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico through international expert training to create awareness and spread the idea of these topics on academic but also industry level to ensure future growth of university-business cooperation.

competence centres

ASCENT implements six competence centres focusing on automotive engineering, sales management strategies and soft skills for engineers at partner higher education institutions to establish a knowledge hub for the core topics.

network

ASCENT builds up a network and a knowledge exchange platform for international exchange on automotive engineering and sales management for engineers.

Main Target Groups of the ASCENT Project

The main target groups within the ASCENT project are as following:

  • HEIs leaders and managers of the areas of automotive engineering and sales management for engineers
  • Academic staff focusing automotive engineering and sales management for engineers
  • Students and student associations studying automotive or mechanical degree programmes who aiming to improve the automotive industry in the participating countries
  • Companies operating in the automotive industry
  • Automotive associations and political partners
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Project number: 585796-EPP-1-2017-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP