How EPS evolved

Dr. Arvid Andersen
Dr. Arvid Andersen, orig­i­nator of the EPS concept

Dr. Arvid An­der­sen was the orig­i­na­tor of the EPS con­cept. He de­vel­oped the pro­gram in Hels­ingør, Den­mark, with 6 stu​dents​.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 jhaffmf@​gmail.​com.

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.

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