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 125 deans from over 30 countries, 5 regional chapters, over 10 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 October 2013, GEDC held a very successful conference in Chicago, USA, the latest in our annual series of gatherings. 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 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."
American University in Dubai will host World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2014 Dubai (UAE).
Lebanese American University engineering students: Bassel Kassem, Joyce El-Beyrouthy, Maha Yazbeck and Michelle Mansour, design innovative solution for UNICEF.
“This partnership is not about research in ivory towers or developing IP."
New leadership of the GEDC-LATAM Executive Committee was elected.
Dr. Luiz Scavarda, the Administrative Vice President at the PUC-Rio, Brazil, is the recipient of the 2014 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award
This 50th anniversary program is focused on visibility and public understanding of engineering.
"...Leaders of Siemens PLM Software were recently recognized by US Black Engineers and Information Technology magazines..."
"Diversity in Engineering Education: An opportunity to face the new trends of engineering"
On November 24-26, 2014, Ishik University in the region of Kurdistan, Iraq will host its 1st International Engineering Conference.
UAE Engineering Deans Council
- 12 International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV2015)
- February 25, 2015 - February 27, 2015
- V International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
- March 3, 2015 - March 5, 2015
- GEDC will host dinner in South Carolina
- April 12, 2015 - April 15, 2015
- ASEE: Lifelong Learning for Engineers—Global Perspectives
- June 14, 2015 - June 15, 2015