The EGPR Course
The Global Product Realization (GPR) course is an academic virtual enterprise, consisting of five universities from Budapest, Lausanne, Ljubljana, London, Zagreb and one industrial partner.
The human resources of the academic enterprise are the academic instructors, university students and company specialists. The enterprise is formed for one study semester. The primary goals of the enterprise are to gain the professional and communication knowledge and the solution of the practical problem, assigned by the partner company.
The people involved in the EGPR course will be brought together by advanced communication means, where videoconferencing is considered as the key communication tool. The students will gradually gain knowledge by attending lectures, given by renowned professors and other experts and professionals. Student international teams will be formed to bring together their knowledge from different fields to try to solve the problems arising from the assignment. The teams will then elaborate and present their research work during common sessions. At the end of the semester, students will develop physical prototypes. All people involved in the EGPR course will finally meet in person during the closing workshop in the contry of the industrial partner and host institution at the end of the semester in early June, where all components will be assembled together and the research work publicly presented and evaluated.