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Monthly news feed about engineering education in Europe and overseas


Blended Learning in Engineering Education: challenging, enlightening – and lasting
13-16 September 2021 - TU Berlin

The year 2020 has challenged universities worldwide in an unprecedented way. On short notice, universities had to switch from on-site classroom teaching to online teaching formats. We all realize that this extensive online teaching will have a sustainable impact on the way we teach and learn. The conference will focus on the implications of this very special experience on Engineering Education in Europe and worldwide. More information will be shared soon!


Yolande Berbers, president of SEFI, took part in the High-Level Roundtable on Skills for the Microelectronics Sector, on the 5th of October 2020. The round table was chaired by two Commissioners: Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit, and Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Thierry Breton.

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SEFI Extraordinary General Assembly

The 2020 SEFI Extraordinary General Assembly about changes of Statutes and by-laws will be held on 20 November 2020, 10:00-10:30, online. The official notification including all the supporting documents was sent to all SEFI members on 26 October.

We kindly invite you to register prior to the meeting.

Register here


The editorial team of the European Journal for Engineering Education, the official journal of SEFI, is seeking one ore more associate editors. An Associate Editor is expected to manage the review process for up to 12 manuscripts per year. This includes recruiting and communicating with reviewers and preparing proposals for decisions about manuscripts. 

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Please send your letter of interest to the EJEE Editorial Office by 15 December 2020. More info here


The 5th Transnational Project Meeting of the A-STEP 2030 Erasmus+ project took place online on  9 October 2020. The main objective of the meeting, led by the team in Aalborg University, was to discuss the development of a new pedagogical approach which will be adapted to deal with the current pandemic situation. The next project meeting will take place in April 2021, hopefully at Aalborg University, which will allow project members to plan the Learning and Teaching activity with student groups, which will be hosted in August 2021 in TU Dublin.


The Ethics SIG issues a special Newsletter 8 times per year and aims to share information on cutting edge engineering ethics research and practices. If you would like to join the mailing list please use the form on the SEFI Ethics SIG website.

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Post-doctoral/Senior Post-doctoral Researcher Spatial Ability in STEM Education

TU Dublin is looking of a Post-Doctoral or Senior Post Doctoral Researcher in the area of Spacial Ability in STEM education to lead the SellSTEM project (a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network 2020). Read more about the position and how to apply. 

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FEANI has elected a new president

FEANI held its first digital General Assembly on 9 October. 29 National Members were present at the meeting. Hungary, Angola and ENAEE were approved as new members. 

Prof. J. VIEIRA had reached the end of his two terms as FEANI President and was warmly applauded by all National Members.

Mr. Ralph APPEL (DE, photo) was elected new FEANI President. Mr. Trond MARKUSSEN (NO) was elected new FEANI Vice-President.

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03, 10, 17 November

EUA Webinar series - register at their website

06 November

Workshop “Ethics education for engineering students. Build your own teaching materials”, (within Philosophy of Human Technology Relations conference) - web

12-13 November

2020 European Quality Assurance Forum - link

16-19 November

WEEF GEDC 2020 - virtual event - more info

17-19 November

The On-line Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology
 - more info

24 November

SEFI Board of Directors autumn meeting - 10:00-16:30 - online



Disruptive Engineering Education amidst Global Challenges

16-19 November 2020. Professors, academics, engineering educators, industry leaders, researchers, students and governmental organizations to attend the World Engineering Education Forum and the Global Engineering Deans Council (WEEF/GEDC) Virtual Conference. Registrations are now open here.

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INGENIUM 2020 Conference

The INGENIUM 2020 conference “Sustainable Development in Engineering Training and Activities / Le développement durable dans la formation et les activités d’ingénieur“ supported by the A-STEP 2020 project was initially planned on 7 December 2020 in Paris. Due to the current pandemic situation, the conference is postponed to 28 June 2021. The full paper submission deadline is extended to the 29 February 2021. More information here:


The Dutch Recognition & Rewards network, the Comenius network, and Ruth Graham invite you to a series of webinars on the reward of university teaching, open to the full higher education community.
23 November
 2020 - 9:30-11:00 am (CET) - Webinar on challenges and opportunities associated with an institution-wide change to university career pathways and systems of rewarding teaching.

27 November 2020 - 9:30-11:00 am (CET) - Webinar on progress made in collaborative, country-wide changes to university reward systems and the challenges and opportunities associated with national reform.
You can sign up for either one or both webinars through this form.



On 19 October 2020, the Commission adopted its 2021 work programme, designed to make Europe healthier, fairer and more prosperous, while accelerating its long-term transformation into a greener economy, fit for the digital age. It contains new legislative initiatives across all six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines and follows her first State of the Union Speech. While delivering on the priorities set out in this work programme, the Commission will continue to put all its efforts into managing the crisis, and into making Europe's economies and societies more resilient.


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Erasmus+ Insights

Promoting exchange, diversity and fundamental values

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