Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
E. Unger, G. Navratil:
"The interaction between Student Numbers and the Quality of Teachers - Review and Current situation";
Talk: FIG Working Week 2012,
- 2012-05-10; in: "First FIG Young Surveyors Conference: Knowing to create the future",
In Austria, technical studies in general and surveying in particular suffer from low student numbers. Although recently the number of students increased, the low number of students will lead to problems in the long run because the curriculum may not be cost effective for the universities. Another effect of the low student numbers is that less students graduate. The Vienna University of Technology has problems producing a sufficient number of surveying graduates to fulfil the demands of the job market. The low number of graduates also restricts the list of candidates for teaching positions. The best students usually enter the private sector because of better salaries. This has an impact on the quality of the teachers and in the long run on the quality of studies. One already identified solution for this concatenation of circumstances is to attract more people to study surveying and familiar studies.
This paper extends a survey by Gerhard Navratil presented at the FIG Workshop "Navigating the future of Surveying Education" in Vienna in 2009 . It gives a brief review of the situation back in 2009 and compares these results with the current situation. Since 2005 most curricula in Austria follow the Bologna rules. This was a significant change in the Austrian education system. In 2009 some changes were evident but the short observation period made it difficult to assess the long -range effects on student numbers. These effects and their reasons can now be discussed in more detail.
Surveying Education, Student Numbers
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