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:

 

Overseas Research Project 2015 - Industrial Symbiosis: How should the UK engage?

Overseas Research Project 2014 - Sowing the seeds of Growth

 

Overseas Research Project 2013

Overseas Research Project 2012 - Is the grass really greener? Investigating the industrial eco strategies of South Korea & Japan (Full report now available - download)

Overseas Research Project 2011 - Sustainable industries for emerging economies, understanding how Trinidad is to successfully reduce its economic dependence on oil and gas

Overseas Research Project 2010 - Understanding the industrial success of Singapore and Malaysia

Overseas Research Project 2009 - Hot stuff… India's recipe for industrial success

Overseas Research Project 2008 - Unpicking the fabric of Brazil's industrial development

Overseas Research Project 2007 - California (Full report now available - download)

Overseas Research Project 2006 - China and Japan

Overseas Research Project 2005 - China (Full report now available - download)

Overseas Research Project 2004 - California and Texas (USA) and Mexico

Overseas Research Project 2003 - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Overseas Research Project 2002 - China