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Engineering Skills for a Future to Build

Universidad Carlos III – Madrid – 17-19 November 2021

You may now register to the 12th edition of the SEFI European Convention of Engineering Deans – Engineering Skills for a Future to Build. The main topic of this year tries to deal with one important issue we should address as Deans of Faculties of Engineering:

  • How to prepare our students to work in a non-defined future, where boundary conditions are continuously changing and multiple stakeholders take part?

The confirmed speakers of ECED: 

  • Helmut Schönberger, Vice President – TU Munich
  • Ramiro Jordan, University of New Mexico, IFEES
  • Mariola Penadés, UCH-CEU, Johns Hopkins University
  • Carlos Ripoll, Head of institutional Projects, UPV

The main topic of this year Engineering Skills for a Future to Build tries to deal with one important issue we should address as Deans of Faculties of Engineering:

How to prepare our students to work in a non-defined future, where boundary conditions are continuously changing and multiple stakeholders take part?

The aim of the Convention is to open and promote a fruitful dialogue. For that purpose, three main concepts are proposed:

Universities Associations/Alliances

The education landscape across Europe is changing.

Transnational alliances are set in order to become the universities of the future, promoting European values and identity, and enhancing the quality and competitiveness of European higher education.

Transdisciplinarity

The collaboration among different engineering and non-engineering disciplines, including the input of economic, social or legal, environmental and obviously technical stakeholders, open a new and transdisciplinary way of working where new abilities are required.

How to work in an environment where we face a complex context and the results become more unpredictable?

The ECED 2021 challenge will try to summarize this in a statement of what is the role we are supposed to play or what future engineers should be in order to achieve a peaceful world.

Peace engineering

Our students, future engineers, will deal with new challenges further than climate change and internet of things. Which is the role of our future engineers in the out coming policies? should it be more relevant?

Development reconcilable concepts? Are sustainability and technological.

Do our engineers have something to say in the achievement of a peaceful-global world?

 

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