Years ago, I was a first-comer in the SEFI annual conference. I felt a little bit lost, as I didn't know the people, and several working groups (current SIGs) and their roles were confusing. Now I feel SIGs represent something very important to me: a holistic view on engineering education. It's not only curricula or ideas to teach - or better said, making learning happen. It is attractiveness, ethics, sustainability, diversity, and much more. SEFI is also a society, and now I feel I'm among my friends when I attend the SEFI meetings, conferences included. I hope all our members can share that feeling.
During the last two years, we have worked online because of COVID-19. The pandemic made us invent new ways to work. One of the new concepts is [email protected] which will make it easier for us all to attend SEFI events between the annual conferences.
The General Assembly accepted a new strategy for SEFI. It gives me the guideline for the following two years. The strategy is something to be implemented, it's not a collection of nice ideas to be mentioned in speeches. We all have our share, small or big, in that work.
I'm looking forward to working with you. I hope we will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face at SEFI events or conferences.
SEFI President 2021-2023