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
SFU (Canada) is seeking a Dean for their Faculty of Applied Sciences. Read more for details about this position and instructions on how to apply.
In early October, the GEDC-LATAM chapter held their annual meeting in Bolivia, electing a new board of directors among other activities.
Harvard University's Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are collaborating on the Master in Design Engineering (MDE).
The 6th African Engineering Education Association International Conference will occur from September 20 - 22, 2016 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Full paper submissions are due by 15 February, 2016.
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.
The African Engineering Deans Council [AEDC] will serve as facilitator to the establishment of Deans Councils in the many countries of Africa. It will help to galvanize efforts towards the improvement of Engineering Education in Africa.
Upcoming Regional Events
International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education
January 8th to 12th 2016
Annual National Convention of ISTE and International Conference in Engineering Education
January 9th to 11th 2016
2016 IFEES-GEDC Dinner & Breakfast Meeting
June 26th and 28th 2016
New Orleans, USA
6th AEEA International Conference and African Engineering Deans Council Summit
September 20th to 22nd 2016
Bloemfontein, South Africa
- November - December
- GEDC 2015 Adelaide Conference
- November 30, 2015 - December 2, 2015
- Women in Science & Technology: Creating a Sustainable Career
- January 28, 2016 - January 30, 2016
- Sixth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
- March 8, 2016 - March 10, 2016
- International Materials Education Symposium
- March 17, 2016 - March 18, 2016