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
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.
Females comprise 30% of new engineering students at U of T—the highest percentage in Ontario. GEDC member, Cristina Amon, is Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
Former GEDC Executive Committee Member, Dr. Shiyi Chen has been appointed the President of the Southern University of Science and Technology of China.
In November, thirteen European engineering accreditation agencies signed the Eur-Ace Accord.
The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) is happy to announce the results of its 2014 general elections.
IEOM Society will present the "Outstanding Educator Award" to Hans J. Hoyer on March 4, 2015.
"30 horas de anecdotas: problemas que desafian al reloj y expectativas por el viaje a Dubai."
Istanbul is an urban laboratory to experiment and experience the engineering challenges of 21st century, so the dynamic faculty at Kadir Has University...is in prime position to respond to these challenges.
UAE Engineering Deans Council
- May - June
- CEEA/ACEG 2015 Conference
- May 31, 2015 - June 4, 2015
- OEEE'15 Online Experimentation in Engineering Education
- June 2, 2015 - June 4, 2015
- IACEE 2015 -- IEEE International Advance Computing Conference
- June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015
- ASEE: Lifelong Learning for Engineers—Global Perspectives
- June 14, 2015