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IFEES (The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies)
IFEES (The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies) was founded in 2006, at the American Society for Engineering Education’s Global Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Engineering education leaders from around the world had gathered the previous year to explore to possibilities of creating an international organization for Engineering education societies. IFEES is proud to be leading the effort in connecting the world’s Engineering education societies and leveraging our members’ collective strengths in order to improve Engineering education worldwide. IFEES members represent a diversity not only in cultures, but in Engineering education interests, from quality assurance to Engineering education, from pedagogy to the role of technology in the classroom. IFEES member societies are expanding their global reach, and new relationships and collaborations are created all the time through IFEES’ global network.
WEEF (World Engineering Education Forum)
The first World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), held in Singapore in October 2010, was the brainchild of leaders in the global engineering education community who sought to bring together the world’s Engineering education societies to the same place at one time, allowing for logistical and Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2013), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2014), Florence, Italy (2015), Seoul, Korea (2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017) and Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (2018). WEEF has been an important event in furthering IFEES’ mission to bring together the global community to build excellence in Engineering education. Not only do international organizations benefit greatly from the Forum, but local Engineering education institutions are heavily involved in the vision and execution of this event. The venue of WEEF changes each year, and the event has brought great visibility to local institutions which otherwise may not have had such opportunities to interact and cooperate with foreign and international Engineering education organizations. WEEF has served as an opportunity for IFEES members to gather in one place, discuss leading issues in Engineering education, and to share and learn best practices.
GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council)
The current challenges faced by humanity have no geographical or cultural boundaries, and engineers hold the key for innovative sustainable solutions. The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) provides an excellent vehicle for Engineering Deans to network across the globe towards sharing knowledge and building on new partnerships that will leverage on combined strengths to address the complex global and local challenges we are all facing today. With a membership of over 550 Engineering Deans from five continents and our fast growing partnerships with industry and multilateral organizations, the GEDC continues its focus and commitment to support its members in the further development of leadership skills and opportunities to share best practices in areas of institutional management, curriculum development, corporate and public engagement, and inter-institutional educational and research partnerships.