Students select, develop and research a topic that relates to current key international manufacturing issues. The research culminates in a study tour during which the hypotheses and findings of the research are tested. The findings from the programme are normally summarised in a professional report and are presented to sponsors and other interested industrialists.

 

Previous overseas research projects

Tours have visited all corners of the globe including Northern Europe, USA, the Far East and Eastern Europe. Information on previous tours can be found here:

 

2016

The Chinese Dream – large scale transformations towards sustainability and innovation

 

2015

Industrial Symbiosis: How should the UK engage?

 

2014

Sowing the seeds of Growth

 

2013

Overseas research project

 

2012

Is the grass really greener? Investigating the industrial eco strategies of South Korea & Japan

 

2011

Sustainable industries for emerging economies, understanding how Trinidad is to successfully reduce its economic dependence on oil and gas

 

2010

Understanding the industrial success of Singapore and Malaysia

 

2009

Hot stuff… India's recipe for industrial success

 

2008

Unpicking the fabric of Brazil's industrial development

 

2007

California (Full report now available - download)

 

2006

China and Japan

 

2005

China (Full report now available - download)

 

2004

California and Texas (USA) and Mexico

 

2003

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

 

2002

China