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Duncan Fraser

Duncan Fraser

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Duncan Fraser, our good friend and colleague; professor at the University of Cape Town, Secretary General of the African Engineering Education Association (AEEA), and President-Elect of IFEES. Duncan passed away on July 19th, 2014, surrounded by family.

2014 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

2014 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

The GEDC and Airbus are looking for final nominations for the 2014 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award. We are delighted to announce that we have also launched a new website dedicated to the award, and as a hub to celebrate diversity in engineering. www.diversityinengineering.com

GEDC 2013 Chicago Conference

GEDC 2013 Chicago Conference

The theme of the 2013 GEDC Conference in Chicago, USA, was "Online Digital Education and Transformed Faculty Roles," and took place from October 20 - October 22. Peter Kilpatrick, Dean of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, hosted the 2013 Conference.

Ana Lazarin recognized as the first recipient of GEDC / Airbus Diversity Award

Ana Lazarin recognized as the first recipient of GEDC / Airbus Diversity Award

On October 21st, 2013, Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, and the GEDC selected Ana Lazarin of Wichita State University as the Inaugural recipient of GEDC Airbus Diversity Award.

Marquette University: Host of GEDC Secretariat

Marquette University: Host of GEDC Secretariat

Marquette University College of Engineering has been the host of GEDC / IFEES Secretariat since July, 2012. The leadership of the Global Engineering Deans Council is grateful to Marquette University and Dr. Robert H. Bishop, Dean of Engineering...

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Welcome from the Chair!

John H. Beynon

GEDC Chair

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.

It was gratifying to see such strong corporate representation at the conference, with the Chief Engineers of both Airbus and Boeing attending, and a Senior Vice President from Total, S.A., amongst others. GEDC has become the go-to organization for companies and inter-governmental organizations who want to talk to the people in charge of engineering education and research across the globe. This gives GEDC a unique role and can only improve the delivery of engineering graduates internationally.

It was thanks to a generous sponsorship from Airbus that we were able to announce the winner of the first GEDC Airbus Diversity Award, which received nominations from around the world. The winner was announced in Chicago and our congratulations go to Ana Lazarin from Wichita State University.

We reviewed our strategies at Chicago and the outcome of those deliberations will be shared in the coming weeks. We will continue to grow all categories of membership and will provide particular support to any countries or regions who are interested in forming a Chapter and would like to join our global community.

Finally, I invite you to join us for our sixth GEDC 2014 Conference, to be held in conjunction with the World Engineering Education Forum, in December 2014 in Dubai, UAE.

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