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Monthly news feed about engineering education in Europe and overseas


SEFI 2022 - Early bird registrations are open!

The registrations are now open for the SEFI 2022 Annual Conference in Barcelona. The early bird registrations will close on 1 July and you will be able to register at a normal rate from then on.

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SEFI Elections 2022

The call for candidates is past deadline, however, there are still three vacancies for the Board of Directors with a 3-year mandate. The Board of Directors will therefore accept belated applications too. The SEFI elections will take place on the occasion of the 2022 SEFI General Assembly in September in Barcelona.

In the case you are interested, would you please send your candidature until the end of May? 

Read the detailed call for candidates here

Recognize teaching efforts through SEFI Maffioli Award 2022

This year again, SEFI member institutions may nominate teachers or teams of teachers for the Francesco Maffioli Award which is given as recognition of open-minded development of curriculum, learning environments or tools, novel didactics, methods or systems in engineering studies. Francesco Maffioli Award criteria and nomination form 2022.


17 May 2022, 15:00-17:00 CET register here

In this workshop, we explore how engineering ethics can be taught through the framework of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) (Stilgoe et al 2013, von Schomberg, 2019) and the ways that it might aid engineers in navigating the social and ethical space within the setting of engineering design projects.

We give a brief overview of the RRI framework and share two case studies from contrasting educational contexts. We follow through with a workshop and discussion aimed at drawing out the main features of RRI that might be usefully embedded in our curricula.

Tom Børsen
(Aalborg University, Denmark)
Kate Roach
(University College London, UK)

    22 June 2022, 15:00-17:30 CET register here


    Donna Riley (Purdue University, USA)
    John Mi
    tchell (University College London, UK)
    Juan Lucena
    (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
    Isabelle Reymens
    (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)


      Our latest webinar recordings are available on YouTube

      SEFI@Work: Engineers for a social change

      Recorded on 19 April 2022 - Watch here


      SEFI@Work: Exploring Reflective diaries using Thematic Analysis

      Recorded on 20 April 2022 - Watch here 



      Congratulations to Dr Darren Carthy who was conferred with his PhD in Engineering Education at a recent ceremony in TU Dublin. As the first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019, the CREATE team celebrated four PhD graduations in Engineering Education from 2021/22, all supervised by Professor Brian Bowe. 

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      4 May 2022, 16:00-18:00 CET register here

      Mark Miodownik, a professor of Materials & Society at the UCL - University College London, presents The Pitfalls and Triumphs of Holding Practical Workshops Online at the Online Materials Education Symposium. 

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      4 May 2022, 12:00-14:30 CET register here

      This is a hybrid seminar organised by Leuven Engineering and Science Education Center. Two panelists,  Kristina Edström and Bill Williams, will speak with the topic 'The teaching trick – how to improve student learning without spending more teacher time' and 'Publishing Belgian research in engineering education: a scientometric and editorial perspective'.

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      19 May 2022, 15:00-18:30 CET register here

      As part of the Ingénieuses 2022 operation, the CDEFI is organizing a public award ceremony. For the 12th consecutive year, the CDEFI launched a new edition of its flagship operation Ingénieuses on January 10. The call for projects and applications sent to engineering schools, female engineering students in France and in the Maghreb and female engineers ended on March 8, 2022.

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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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      31 May 2022, 13:15 – 17.00 register here

      We are excited to invite you to our upcoming 'live' LESEC annual event! As always, the annual event will include exciting educational work, opportunities to get inspired and reflect, and of course plenty of time to network with colleagues.

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      CDEFI 2022 Annual Conference

      2-3 June 2022 - Poitiers, France

      The CDEFI organizes the 2022 edition of its annual conference of engineering schools in collaboration with ENSI Poitiers and ISAE-ENSMA. A welcome cocktail will be held on Wednesday evening, June 1. The aim of these two days is to develop exchanges between the engineering schools, to allow a general reflection on common issues in order to elaborate together strategic development axes in various fields. This event is aimed at all members of the management teams of engineering schools. 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.

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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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      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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      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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      SEFI CALENDAR 2022

      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

      SEFI@Work: Workshop: Responsible Research and Innovation in Engineering Education

      Register here

      19 May

      15:00-18:30 CET

      2-3 June

      Poitiers (FR)

      22 June

      15:00-17:00 CET

      SEFI@Work: 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



      The ASEE Commission for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has several events and opportunities coming up:


      • May 20, 1 PM CT: Making Engineering Departments More Accessible to and Inclusive of Faculty with Disabilities (Zoom Registration)
      • May 25, 1 PM CT: Belonging in Engineering: A Community Building Conversation (Calendar | Zoom Registration)
      • ASEE Annual Conference, June 27-30: We will have a dozen+ professional learning opportunities and events throughout the in-person conference. Stay tuned for more details!


      • The CDEI Virtual Workshop team continues to accept proposals for their Focus Friday Series. Submit a proposal for a peer-reviewed process here.
      • The CDEI communications committee is seeking guest authors for our website. If you have an idea for content, please submit a proposal for a peer-reviewed process here.
      • Are you looking for other ways to get involved? Learn more here.


      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

      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.



      The Bologna Follow Up Group (BFUG) members and consultative members have decided to terminate membership of the Russian Federation and Belarus in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as of 11 April. The decision was made in the context of the Statement by members and consultive members of the Bologna Follow Up Group on Consequences of the Russian Federation invasion of Ukraine and the Bologna Declaration (1999), which underlines the importance of education and educational cooperation in the development and strengthening of stable, peaceful and democratic societies.


      Doctoral education in Europe: current developments and trendsBased on the results of the 2021 EUA-CDE surveyAlexander Hasgall, Ana-Maria PeneoasuTowards equity and inclusion in higher education in Europe

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