How EPS evolved
Dr. Arvid Andersen was the originator of the EPS concept. He developed the program in Helsingør, Denmark, with 6 students.in 1995 and 10 students in 1996. In 1997, EPS moved to the Engineering College of Copenhagen, later The Technical University of Denmark, and after a start with 4 students, it grew to 41 students in 1998. Since 1998, EPS was done in a cooperation between Arvid Andersen and Jørgen Hansen, who became head of EPS in 2003. EPS grew constantly, and from 2000 there was an EPS in each spring semester and in each autumn semester. Unfortunately, the success was too great and caused an unbalance between incoming and outgoing students. Consequently, EPS was terminated in July 2013 after 1507 students from 38 countries.
Jørgen Hansen has delivered many speeches all over the world and initiated EPS at many other universities and engineering schools. He continues as “EPS Senior Adviser” and can be contacted by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Andersen is now retired from the university, lives in Copenhagen, and actively participates in international engineering education throughout the European Union.
In 2009, Dr. Andersen delivered a speech to the Proceedings of the First Ibero-American Symposium of Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE´2009) accompanied with an abstract for publication and PowerPoint presentation on Project Management and Teamwork, all of which you can download on the right.