Welcome from the Chair!
John H. Beynon
The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) was established in 2008 when twenty deans came together in Paris and signed the 'Paris Declaration'. GEDC has now grown to include over 500 deans from over 30 countries, 5 regional chapters, 12 corporate and other partners, with membership of all types growing quickly.
The Mission of the GEDC is to serve as a global network of engineering deans and to leverage the collective strengths of the deans for the advancement of engineering education, research and service to the global community. The four main arms of our strategic plan are: institutional leadership, curriculum leadership, policy leadership and accreditation leadership.
In December 2014, GEDC held a very successful conference in Dubai, UAE, as part of the World Engineering Education Forum. It was clear at the conference that the reach of GEDC is truly global, with a very wide range of history and standing amongst the deans, but a shared purpose to produce the next generation of great engineers for our society.
News & Announcements
In a creative approach to addressing diversity in STEM, the Next MacGyver is a competition seeking to inspire a new generation of women to pursue engineering. Watch the pitch session live July 28th!
IFEES President, Uriel Cukierman, has selected Ramakrishna Seeram as the 2015 Global Visionary, while Satish Udpa has been recognized at the 2015 Pioneering Regional Leader.
IFEES Member SPEED, has launched the a competition for students to address the problem of air pollution in India using PBL.
On June 18, Georgia Tech's Gary May received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
Taylor's School of Engineering, whose dean is GEDC member Mushtak Al-Atabi, is collaborating with Kuwait University, for the Kuwait Global Technopreneurship Challenge.
Taylor’s School of Engineering is the first university outside of the United States to become part of the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Grand Scholars Program.
Kristina Ropella will begin her role as Dean on July 1, 2015. Marquette University's Opus College of Engineering is also the host institution for the GEDC & IFEES.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) will present the Bessemer Gold Medal to John Beynon in London this July for outstanding services to the steel industry.
The European Commission seeks to recognize female innovators with the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016. The contest is open to women who have founded or co-founded their company.
Catherine Pieronek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Women's Engineering Program at Notre Dame, passed away on Thursday, April 9th at the age of 52.
McMaster University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) finalized agreements to establish a collaborative research partnership between Canada and Africa, with support from Hatch Goba.
GEDC member Mohammed Dastbaz delves into the research and challenges of the "Big Data" era in his new book, Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach.
York University's Lassonde School of Engineering seeks to create the first 50:50 student gender balance in Canada. Janusz Kozinski is the school's founding Dean and a GEDC member.
If we're going to serve the world, we need to look more like the world that we are going to serve.
Upcoming Chapter Events
- July - August
- Indian Engineering Deans Council Global Summit on Engineering Education: Current Scenario & Future Prospects
- July 31, 2015 - August 1, 2015
- I-PHEX 2015
- August 7, 2015
- 2015 IEOM Orlando Conference
- September 10, 2015 - September 11, 2015
- AFRICON 2015
- September 14, 2015 - September 16, 2015