The Department of Aviation Technology is set to begin offering aviation-related bachelor's degrees in Qatar by Fall 2017 after the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the proposal July 18.
From its sleek computer labs to spacious interior to students slaving over lines of code, there is little to distinguish Tecnologia Superior University’s (TECSUP) campus from that of a modern American university. But that doesn’t mean its students aren’t excited about visiting one.
This week, 22 students and three faculty members from TECSUP campuses in Lima and Arequipa, Peru, will learn what Purdue University is all about as they arrive in West Lafayette to continue a nearly five-year relationship between the schools.
A College of Technology partnership with a Peruvian university is expanding from annual exchange trips to the creation of a new engineering curriculum.
In January 2012, the leaders of TECSUP asked the College of Technology to help them create a new university, focused on applied engineering, that would help South American residents complete their five-year engineering degrees. The new University of Engineering and Technology will be known as UTEC.
James Mohler, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs and diversity for the College of Technology. He had been serving in the position on an interim basis since the fall of 2011. He is also a professor of computer graphics technology. He earned his bachelor's degree in technical graphics, his master of science in technology and his doctorate in education, all from Purdue University.
The globalization efforts of the College of Technology have entered a new phase. With strong growth in partnerships over the past few years, the college has sharpened its focus on strengthening and enhancing a broad array of connections with existing partners. Those connections could potentially include Technology alumni and industry partners.