Create the Future - an international report into perceptions of engineering

Create the Future is an international report on public attitudes to engineering. We surveyed 10,000 people across the world about their perceptions of engineers and the engineering profession.

The report explores people's understanding of engineering and its potential for solving the world's problems, what drives young people to pursue the subject and the opportunities available to young people across the world.

The data from the survey is accompanied by commentary from the world's leading engineers, business leaders and academics.

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Create the Future: Focus on 16-17 year olds

This supplement to the QEPrize Create the Future report focuses on the attitudes and perceptions of 16 – 17 year olds across 10 markets. The report shows that young people around the world are most interested in technology above all of the other STEM subjects.

Their interest is underpinned by an understanding that engineering is behind the latest technological innovations, which were defined as software, apps, websites, social networks, mobile devices and cameras.

The challenge for the industry is to convert this understanding of engineering’s influence on technology into driving more young people to become engineers and create the next world changing innovations.

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