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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Developing Undergraduate Projects in Multinational Teams to Enhance Employability
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Author:Nuno Escudeiro <nuno@dei.isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP/IPP)
Paula Escudeiro <paula@dei.isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP/IPP)
Ana Barata <ana.barata@dei.isep.ipp.pt> (ISEP/IPP)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054641
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054642

This paper presents MUTW - Multinational Undergraduate Team Work, an Erasmus Multilateral project devoted to create and test a methodology to set and manage international teams of students who will collaborate to develop their capstone project while working at their home institutions. MUTW promotes students' team work and communication skills. MUTW generally intends to prepare students for an emerging economy based on active (mass)collaboration while increasing their employability as well as their enthusiasm and motivation for schoolwork. We also present the results achieved during the first year of the project.