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Florence to Host WEEF 2015

Florence to Host WEEF 2015

From September 20th through September 24th, 2015, leading global engineering education associations, executive leaders, and students will come together in Florence to discuss key factors impacting Engineering Education in the era of globalization.

GEDC 2015 Annual Conference in Adelaide

GEDC 2015 Annual Conference in Adelaide

From November 30th through December 2nd, the GEDC will hold its annual conference in Adelaide, Australia. This event will provide opportunity for both deans and industry to engage in thoughtful dialog concerning the future of engineering education around the world.

GEDC Welcomes UAE Engineering Deans Chapter

GEDC Welcomes UAE Engineering Deans Chapter

The Leadership of GEDC is proud to announce the formation of the Engineering Deans Chapter in the United Arab Emirates, led by: Leland Blank, American University of Sharjah; Sunil Kumar, NYU Abu Dhabi and Alaa Ashmawy, American University in Dubai.

Now Reviewing Nominations for 2015 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

Now Reviewing Nominations for 2015 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award

Nominations for the 2015 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award are now under review! Go to for more information!

Peter Kilpatrick Elected New GEDC Chair-Elect

Peter Kilpatrick Elected New GEDC Chair-Elect

GEDC announces final results of 2014 general elections for its leadership. The new Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Committee members will begin their term in office by December, 2014.


Welcome from the Chair!

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 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.

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Indian Engineering Dean’s Council 
31 July to 1 August 2015
Chennai, India

African Engineering Dean’s Summit
17 to 18 September 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Latin American Engineering Dean’s Conference
1 to 3 October 2015
La Paz, Bolivia

WEEF 2015 World Engineering Education Forum

Upcoming Events

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  • AFRICON 2015
  • September 14, 2015 - September 16, 2015

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