European Professors of Industrial Engineering and Management (EPIEM) is a growing European-wide network, connecting researchers and professors at European universities within the academic IEM field. The goal of EPIEM is to initiate and to foster collaboration between IEM academics across Europe to enhance the field of IEM.
Ideally, an “EPIEMer” conducts research to become a great and inspiring teacher for “ESTIEMers” in order to help them to start a successful career in academia and/or industry. EPIEMers believe that a person who conducts research, is “able to think in an analytical way within complex correlations and environments“. Consequently, as this person thinks complex issues efficiently and effectively through to the end, he or she is competent e. g. to teach at Higher Education Institutions, to complete a PhD and/or to manage an (industrial/technology) firm successfully.
EPIEM cares about Research and Teaching
EPIEM is the intellectual home and a virtual space of mindful academics of European universities working in the Management of Technology/IEM field and aiming to contribute to a future-oriented and sustainable development of a multi-cultural as well as globalized European Society.
EPIEM as a collaborative European network of IEM professors with the overall objective to foster collaboration between IEM professors and universities across Europe in order to enhance the research field “Management of Technology (MOT)” as well as the teaching field “Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)”.
The objectives of the EPIEM network can be summarized as follows:
- Create a common and well-known understanding of the MOT/IEM field across Europe
- Develop and promote IEM academic education on an university level and share best practices
- Enhance cooperation between academia and industry
- Encourage the engagement of IEM community in joint research projects
- Characterize IEM professional demands
- Facilitate international education of IEM students