Agricultural Engineering University Curricula Harmonization Working Group

INTRODUCTION

The process of international harmonization of the degree study programs in Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering (ABE) was started by Prof. Giuseppe Pellizzi during CIGR 1989 Conference and was continued by Prof. Pierluigi Febo in the EU, within EurAgEng SIG RD12 - Education and Communication, and also elsewhere, within CIGR WG1 - Agricultural Engineering University Curricula Harmonization.

Then, four thematic networks were effective:

  1. USAEE-TN (University Studies of Agricultural Engineering in Europe - A Thematic Network), comprising 31 institutions from 27 countries, from 2002 to 2006;
  2. Consortium POMSEBES (Policy Oriented Measures in Support of the Evolving Biosystems Engineering Studies in USA - EU), comprising eight EU and four USA institutions, from 2006 to 2008;
  3. ERABEE-TN (Education and Research in Biosystems Engineering in Europe - A Thematic Network), comprising 35 institutions from 27 countries, from 2007 to 2010;
  4. Consortium TABE.NET (Trans-Atlantic Biosystems Engineering Curriculum and Mobility), comprising four EU and two USA institutions, from 2009 to 2013.
Vice Chair: Dr. Gerrit J. Carsjens

Land Use Planning Group Wageningen University, P.O. Box 47, 6700 Wageningen

NL Netherlands

TEL: +31 317 484840

E-mail: gerrit-jan.carsjens@wur.nl

Secretary: Dr. Antonio Comparetti

Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Tecnologie Agro-Forestali (I.T.A.F.), Università degli Studi di Palermo, Viale delle... read-more

IT Italy

TEL: +39 091 7028173

E-mail: comparetti@unipa.it