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Monthly news feed about engineering education in Europe and overseas

Dear SEFI friends, 

We invite you to our last newsletter of the academic year 2021-22. It has been another turbulent one and it has brought new challenges to the universities, academics and students. During the summer, we wish you happy holidays, lots of relaxation and time spent with your close ones and we look forward to seeing most of you in person at the SEFI 2022 Annual Conference in Barcelona. 

Over the summer we won't send newsletters and press reviews. They will be back in the beginning of September. The SEFI office will be closed from 12 to 27 July. 

Yours sincerely, 



Thank you to our retiring Secretary General

After more than thirty years of service to SEFI and the SEFI community, its Secretary General, Mrs. Françoise Côme, has retired from SEFI on 30th June 2022.  Françoise has long been the ‘face of SEFI’ and has represented SEFI ably and professionally across her career with SEFI.  Having come through a series of illnesses, Mrs. Côme would like to take time to focus on her personal well-being.  The SEFI President Prof. Hannu-Matti Järvinen of Tampere University said that “Françoise will be missed as she has been a constant presence and the person who most people in our engineering education community associate with SEFI.  The SEFI Board of Directors and the wider SEFI community thank Françoise for her service and we wish her the very best as she departs SEFI”. 

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The SEFI Officers have discussed and agreed how to manage the SEFI office and general SEFI operations on an interim basis. Prof. Järvinen has promised to keep the SEFI community informed of these developments. In the meantime, Prof. Järvinen said that the SEFI Board is energized and seeks to actively push ahead with our SEFI strategic plan


SEFI 2022 - Keynote speakers and preliminary programme

Arnold Pears (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) will speak about The Future of Engineering Education in a Post-pandemic World. 

Lourdes Reig Puig (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain) will present the New scenarios that European alliances of tech universities open up.

Alicia García-Holgado (University of Salamancam Spain) will talk about Gender mainstreaming in Engineering Education

You may see the preliminary conference programme here.

Register here
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First 2022 SEFI Board meeting in Barcelona

08 June 2022 - SEFI held its first hybrid board meeting of the year in Barcelona.

On the agenda was the upcoming General Assembly in Barcelona, that will take place on 20 September 2022. Furthermore, there has been a vivid discussion about the SEFI strategy and the next steps to fulfil that.

The next meeting will take place after the SEFI annual conference together with the newly elected members of the board.

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Our latest webinar recordings are available on YouTube

[email protected]Engineering Education Leaders' Vision on the Role and Prospects of Ethics

Recorded on 22 June 2022 - Watch here



The application process for the 2022-2023 EDEN Mentoring Programme is now open.The Mentoring Programme was designed as EDEN members serving EDEN members and to provide a collaborative and mutually supportive professional development option for members. The current Mentors in the programme are EDEN Senior Fellows and EDEN Fellows, many of whom have established European and globally recognised reputations in the field. For more information, here is the program brochure and the mentee application form

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September 27th to 30th, 2022 register here

From September 27th to 30th, ICL is hosting its annual conference with the theme Learning in the Age of Digital & Green Transition. 

With this conference they celebrate 50 years of ‘Engineering Pedagogy’. This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences in Interactive Collaborative Learning and Engineering Pedagogy. The submission of papers is due the 4th of April. More information

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19 - 22 September

Barcelona (ES)

SEFI Annual Conference 2022 

Towards a new future in engineering education

28 November - 1 December

Cape Town (ZA)

4 - 7 December

Parramatta, NSW (AUS)



17-19 November - Timisoara, Romania. The 2022 European Quality Assurannce Forum Programme Committee is inviting proposals for papers, workshops and practice presentations. The 2022 EQAF will be held in Timisoara, Romania from 17 to 19 November hosted by West University of Timisoara. The deadline to submit proposals is 22 July 2022. More information

The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) cordially invite leading women in engineering from the Middle East, North Africa, and Arab World to contribute to the upcoming fifth volume of the Rising to the Top book series. Rising to the Top is a series of books, pioneered by IFEES & the GEDC, compiling the stories of women engineering leaders across the globe working in male-dominated fields. More information.

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This award recognizes a relevant teaching innovation initiative in the field of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), which is characterized by its significant contribution and impact on HE. With this award, innovaHiEd Academy wants to honor the memory of its founder, Lueny Morell, a woman who was characterized by her ability to connect people and entities in favor of educational improvement, with a truly global impact. The winning initiative of the Lueny Morell Award will receive a monetary award of USD 2,000, as well as coverage of expenses associated with participation in the award event to be held during WEEF 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 28 to December 1, 2022.

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2-3 February 2023 - Bilbao, Spain. EUA and its Learning & Teaching Steering Committee are seeking proposals for papers, workshops and practice presentations for the 2023 European Learning & Teaching Forum. Entitled “Connecting people, spaces and realities”, the event will take place at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, on 2-3 February 2023. The submission deadline is 7 October 2022. Here please find more information on the submission and the draft agenda of the event. 

The industrial fellowships scheme enables mid-career academics and industrialists to undertake a collaborative research project in either an industrial or academic environment. Up to 100,000 available over two years. To be eligible for this call, research proposals must focus on an area of energy related research. For full details please visit the website. 

Apply by 4.00pm, 22 August 2022 by emailing [email protected] or visit www.raeng.org.uk/ifs



The European Commission launched on 15 June 2022, under the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 3, European policy experimentation in higher education, a much-anticipated pilot call with two lots. The first is for testing a list of proposed criteria – 11 mandatory and nine optional ones – for a joint European degree label. The second is for testing institutionalised EU cooperation instruments, including a potential European legal status for university alliances.


SEFI thanks its corporate partners for their support:

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