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Monthly news feed about engineering education in Europe and overseas

SEFI Annual Conference - the biggest conference on the latest research in engineering education in Europe - will be organised by the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. We are delighted to announce that the call for papers is officially open and you may submit your abstracts until 19 March 2022. 

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Please see the conference website for further details on the conference's tracks and the paper requirements.


The SEFI elections will take place on the occasion of the 2022 SEFI General Assembly in September. The General Assembly will take place during the SEFI Annual Conference in Barcelona.

We invite our members to present their candidatures for :

  • 1 Vice President (2-year mandate)
  • 6 Board members (3-year mandate)

Members of SEFI, who have paid their annual membership fee and are interested in these positions, are invited to send their CV, a motivation letter, and the filled-in endorsement form to President [email protected] and the SEFI office [email protected] before 1 May 2022. 

Read the detailed call for candidates here


SEFI 2024 Annual Conference

SEFI Institutional members are invited to send a candidature to organise the SEFI 2024 Annual Conference. Letter of intent needs to be signed by the rector or president of the submitting institution and sent to SEFI office until 31 March 2022. For further information you may contact the SEFI HQ and refer to the SEFI Annual Conference Handbook.


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Engineering ethics education and social justice: synthesis and growth

31st March and 1st April 2022 - Leysin, Switzerland. Registration is now open for the SEFI Engineering Ethics Spring School 2022 which will take place in Leysin Switzlerland on 31st March and 1st April 2022. The Spring School theme is “Engineering ethics education and social justice: synthesis and growth”.

Spring school sessions will include:
             - Using emotions in engineering education to bridge the divide between micro and macro ethics

             - Research methods to examine the ethical culture of a university

             - Using digital games for the teaching and learning of ethics in STEM

             - An asset-based approach to reframing engineering ethics education

             - Masculinities and ethics in engineering education

Registration is now open here.

11 - 13 May 2022 - Tampere, Finland. We would like to invite you to attend the 11th International Conference on Physics Teaching in Engineering Education organised at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The topic covers all aspects of learning natural sciences in the STEM field: theory, laboratory work, field work, programming, assessment, assignments, pedagogical aspects, projects, interdisciplinarity etc. The submission deadline has been extended, you may submit your papers by 8 March. More information. 

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28 March 2022, 15-17:00 CET register here

The following speakers will participate in this [email protected] event:

  • Emanuela Tilley (University College London, UK): Exploring social responsibility through context rich, interdisciplinary projects in the first and second years of engineering programmes
  • Jorge Membrillo-Hernández (Monterey Tec, Mexico): Challenge-based learning as a tool for acquiring skills on the path to transforming society
  • Kyriaki Papageorgiou (ESADE, Spain): tbc
  • Christian Herzog (University of Luebeck, Germany): Teaching a Constructive Approach to the Ethics of Technology by Partnering with Start-ups as Real Case Studies



The SEFI Ethics SIG invites nominations for the role of co-chair of the SIG. Nominations should be received by 7 March. A poll to select the SIG’s proposed co-chair will take place on the week of the Ethics Spring School (31st March – 1st April 2022). For further information please contact Roland Tormey ([email protected]) (SIG co-chair) or Diana Martin ([email protected]), (SIG returning officer).


Ethics SIG Newsletter update

The SEFI Ethics SIG newsletter is reducing the frequency of the newsletters to every 2 months, expecting the following deliverables in April and June. In the new edition, there will be a  higher emphasis on editorials and fewer research or event items. Keep an eye out for the upcoming newsletter!


Our latest webinar recordings are available on YouTube

[email protected]: Empowering and engaging engineering students
Recorded on 9 February 2022 - Watch here

[email protected]: Growth mindset and the art of performing a systematic literature review

Recorded on 8 February 2022 - Watch here 



CDEFI 2022 - The engineer of tomorrow in Europe

SEFI President Hannu-Matti Jarvinen represented our organisation at the event "The engineer of tomorrow in Europe" organised by CDEFI (Conference of Deans of French Schools of Engineering ) on 24 January. The report of the event "Being an engineer tomorrow in Europe" is currently being translated into English. Report in French

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1 April 2022, 12:00 CET register here

In this technical webinar, you will be given an overview of the Siemens academic program, grant application and learning resources, together with examples from actual teams of how they use various Siemens software.

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17 March 2022, 11:00 CET register here

In this webinar, JMP speaks to Christian Guhr, a Process Engineer at BIOTRONIK, about his experience of using data analysis, and specifically Design of Experiments, to accelerate product development. You’ll see how DOE is being used in a variety of development contexts including product, formulation, and analytical method development to accelerate new product introduction.

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29 March 2022, 12:30-14:00 CET register here

During this interactive inspiration session, Tim Surma will explain from scientific research why the building blocks work and share numerous concrete workflows that you can immediately apply in your (distance) teaching. He also dwells on the most important lessons from the past period with regard to educational technology. The webinar will be in Dutch. More information

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May 30-31, 2022 register here

On May 30-31, 2022, there will take place the International Conference BBC’22 with the theme STEAM Education in the 21st Century. This conference aims to provide an opportunity for all academic and non-academics to share their personal experience and projects, presenting contributions and getting feedback from other attendees. More information

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June 15th to 17th, 2022 register here

From June 15th to 17th, 2022, the 21st SEFI Special Interest Group in Mathematics - SIG in Mathematics, Seminar on Mathematics in Engineering Education – Romania, will take place, where elements of the SIG Mathematics Group will participate in the organization and will present their research. Abstracts must be submitted until February 28th, 2022.

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8 March

Submission deadline

PTEE 2022: Towards better learning – Methods and practices in physics teaching in engineering education - Call for papers

19 March

Submission deadline

SEFI 2022: Towards a new future in engineering education

Call for papers

28 March

15:00-17:00 CET

[email protected]: Teaching societal responsibility through real life projects and challenge-based learning

Register here

31 March - 1 April

Leysin (CH)

SEFI Engineering Ethics SIG Spring School 2022 

Engineering ethics education and social justice: synthesis and growth 

19 April

11-13 EST / 17-19 CET

[email protected]: Engineers for social change

Register here

20 April

12.30-13.30 (CET)

[email protected]: Exploring Reflective diaries using Thematic Analysis

Register here

11 - 13 May 2022

Tampere (FI)

PTEE 2022: Towards better learning

Methods and practices in physics teaching in engineering education

17 May

15:00-17:00 CET

[email protected]: Workshop: Responsible Research and Innovation in Engineering Education

Register here

22 June

15:00-17:00 CET

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

19 - 22 September

Barcelona (ES)

SEFI Annual Conference 2022 

Towards a new future in engineering education



Adapting to Global Disruption: meeting the challenge with integrative, holistic, and sustainable engineering

28 November - 1 December 2022 - Cape Town, South Africa. For years the WEEF & GEDC conferences have been invaluable forums where educators, students, engineers and industry representatives have gathered to prepare for a future of global disruption. The past two years have accelerated the global reality as the Covid-19 pandemic has firmly planted us in a state of global disruption. 

Call for papers is now open and the deadline for abstracts is 31 March.

06-10 June 2022 - Uniersity at Buffalo, US. The 2022 IACEE World Conference takes place in the scenic Buffalo-Niagara region of Western New York State (USA). Hosted by the State University of New York at Buffalo, the conference features in-person sessions, Keynote, networking, and social events.

For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option will be available for session viewing only.

04 - 20 March 2022 - France. IESF will hold its National Engineering Days 2022 inaugural event on 4 March, completely online. The theme of the national conference will be based on the hydrogen ecosystem at the heart of current events and in connection with the proposals published in its White Paper, which can be purchased on the IESF website. The Registration will open in February 2022 with the detailed programme. http://jni.iesf.fr/

SEFI thanks its corporate partners for their support:

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