MIRL Director Rajive Ganguli and a team of faculty with the University of Alaska College of Engineering and Mines are working on designing an engineering college for the American University of Mongolia. The team will strive to create a competitive program that will utilize the diverse knowledge and interests of its members to teach students how to solve complex problems.
Ganguli was approached by American University of Mongolia to advise and contribute to the design and implementation of an engineering program. Ganguli and the American University of Mongolia administrators met with potential investors and employers to identify what academic programs were needed to provide a competitive workforce. It was suggested that the college include mechanical, electrical, mining, geological, petroleum, civil, and electrical engineering branches.
As the program takes shape, Ganguli believes this team has the knowledge to create a solid program for Mongolia.