19 April 2021
1st Virtual European Conference

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The Conference presents contributions by academia and industry to analyze current situation and future perspectives of Higher Education in Industrial Engineering and Management in Europe.

First results of the ‘Industrial Engineering and Management of European Higher Education’ IE3 Erasmus Plus Project are presented by invited speakers. Professors, students and representatives of Companies will contribute by providing different points of views.

Finally, experts from Academia and Companies will debate on SWOT features in the renewal processes of higher education in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Chair Prof. Giovanni Mummolo
Politecnico di Bari Scientific coordinator of the IE3 project

9:00 – 9:15
Opening and Introduction to the IE3 Project
Prof. Giovanni Mummolo,
Politecnico di Bari Coordinator of the IE3 Erasmus Plus Project.
President of the European Academy for Industrial Management

9:15 – 11:00
Session 1 
Offer vs. Demand of Higher Education in Industrial Engineering and Management: the IE3 Erasmus Plus Project

Survey on the Need-Gap Analysis and Body of Knowledge of Higher Education in IE&M
Prof. Salvatore Digiesi and
Prof. Giorgio Mossa Politecnico di Bari

Teaching / Learning Digital Tools for Higher Education in IE&M
Prof. Joaquin Ordieres
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Ass. Prof. Joanna Oleśków-Szłapka
Poznan University of Technology

Demand of Competences and Skill:the Perspective of Companies 
Jörgen Aronsson
CEO Implema
Hanna Gołaś
CEO Alcomot

Expectations from Higher Education by European Students in IE&M
Maria Serodio
Vice-President Education of the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM)

Break 11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 12:50 
Panel on
‘SWOT Analysis to Renew Higher Education Industrial Engineering & Management’, 
Chair: Janerik Lundquist, Professor, Linköping University


Antonio Fabio Giuliani
General Manager Bosch Italy & Greece

Peter Plapper
Professor, Manufacturing Engineering Course Director, Université du Luxembourg

Marco Taisch
Professor, Politecnico di Milano, President of the Competence Center ‘MADE’

Carlos Urueña
CEO Suhalur, Advisor R&D Arruti Catenaria

Luis Viudez
President of the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM).

Roberto Zecchino 
Vice President Human Resources and Organization South Europe, Robert Bosch

12:50 – 13:15
Questions & Answers 13:15 Closing