Bioengineering and Biotechnology: A European Perspective

  • Joachim H. Nagel
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

Globalization has amplified the international image of bioengineering and biotechnology. Though the disciplines are almost the same all over the world, there are, of course, regional differences in opportunities and educational systems. This chapter outlines European perspectives related to planning a career in bioengineering or biotechnology.

Research and Industry

Many careers in science and engineering are built on the framework of competitive research and thriving industry. Consequently, it is important to understand the status of research, research funding, and the biomedical industry in judging the prospects for successful careers in bioengineering and biotechnology. This section outlines the current state of research and the biomedical technology industry in Europe – it includes parts of a position paper [1] produced by the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES) in 2005.

The European Research Area (ERA)

According to the Lisbon Strategy, (a...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim H. Nagel
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  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of StuttgartInternational Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering; International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in MedicineGermany

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