Complementary research and education opportunities — a comparison of learning factory facilities and methodologies at TU Wien and MTA SZTAKI


Typical learning factories are characterized by selective simplification or scaling-down of complex and large-scale production processes, while also safely containing risks in the case of process failures inherent to experimental and didactic activities. The variety of aspects preserved by these scaled-down environments allow different approaches to be taken in research and education. The paper compares two facilities, at TU Wien and at MTA SZTAKI in Budapest, respectively, and highlights differences in their modes of operation, the resulting variations of course-based vs. project-based didactic approaches, as well as their place in technical higher education.

Type of publication: 
Publication in conference proceedings
Kemény, Zs.; Nacsa, J.; Erdős, G.; Glawar, R.; Sihn, W.; Monostori, L.; Ilie-Zudor, E.
Journal or equivalent: 
Proceedings of the 6th CIRP Conference on Learning Factories, CLF2016
Number, date: 
June 29–30 2016
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Place of publication: 
Gjovik, Norway