Next Article in Journal
Approaches on Correlation between Board of Directors and Risk Management in Resilient Economies
Next Article in Special Issue
The Role of Engineering Design in Technological and 21st Century Competencies Capacity Building: Comparative Case Study in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe
Previous Article in Journal
Mapping and Monitoring the Akagera Wetland in Rwanda
Previous Article in Special Issue
Science, Technology and Innovation through Entrepreneurship Education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Article Menu
Issue 2 (February) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessConcept Paper
Sustainability 2017, 9(2), 171; doi:10.3390/su9020171

Technology Innovation and Engineering’ Education and Entrepreneurship (TIEE) in Engineering Schools: Novel Model for Elevating National Knowledge Based Economy and Socio-Economic Sustainable Development

Founding Head of Technology Innovation & Engineering Education (TIEE), Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
Academic Editor: Muhammad Khurram Khan
Received: 2 December 2016 / Revised: 31 December 2016 / Accepted: 16 January 2017 / Published: 25 January 2017
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [3254 KB, uploaded 25 January 2017]   |  

Abstract

The Technology Innovation and Engineering Education (TIEE) is a proposed Unit/Center/Department concept model inside a college of engineering. The TIEE concept has been developed in particular taking in consideration the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and/or Qatar contextual needs and National Vision in the transformation into a Knowledge Based Economy (KBE). The main purpose of such structure is to enable engineering colleges to better respond to these emerging needs of the GCC countries. In this paper, the concept of TIEE is provisioned as an abstract example of organizational structure development for other engineering education institutions that aim to play a key role in innovation and sustainable socio-economic development. The concept is derived from similar global examples and contextualized regionally; it is generic and can be deployed elsewhere with slight modifications. The TIEE concept is in particular vital for engineering institutions in the Middle East and North Africa as a vehicle for economic and technological development. The paper outlines the organizational structure of TIEE, together with its various programs and activities for implementing its stated vision, mission, and strategic objectives. Within this context, the paper also provides a thorough account on advances in engineering innovation, education, scholarship of engineering education, and developments of similar entities. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; innovation; entrepreneurship; engineering education; organizational development; knowledge based economy; technology; TIEE; sustainable development sustainability; innovation; entrepreneurship; engineering education; organizational development; knowledge based economy; technology; TIEE; sustainable development
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Abdulwahed, M. Technology Innovation and Engineering’ Education and Entrepreneurship (TIEE) in Engineering Schools: Novel Model for Elevating National Knowledge Based Economy and Socio-Economic Sustainable Development. Sustainability 2017, 9, 171.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top