SEFI is a non-profit international organisation considered as the largest network of engineering education players in Europe active since 1973. Read about SEFI in your native language.
SEFI’s members are institutions of higher engineering education, rectors, deans, professors, students, but also companies and other international associations and societies involved in the field. The mission of SEFI isto contribute to the development and the improvement of engineering education in Europe, to emphasise the need for and to strengthen the image of both engineering education and engineering education professionals in society. See the founding members.
Our priority themes for 2015-2020
We work on these topics through:
Standing Working groups: the real backbone of SEFI, they produce appropriate publications and organise development and dissemination events in their specific domain. The working groups’ activities will be linked to ad hoc regional activities and their activities will be promoted by creating visible platforms for the merit of participants and contributors.
Annual conferences are the most important events of the Society and they are present true major engineering education events in Europe, providing a unique opportunity for meeting active SEFI members and newcomers in the engineering education community. They offer a high quality scientific programme and a unique opportunity for networking.
Regional conferences/seminars: these events are important to address certain issues to national policies and therefore there will be emphasis on the establishment of more SEFI regional activities.
European debates: SEFI organises debates in Brussels, presenting positions and reflections on hot engineering education topics. Debates will be organised on regular period, addressing a different and more political audience.
Activities for deans, such as the Annual European Convention of Engineering Deans (ECED), organised in partnership with key engineering education partners, and the SEFI Engineering Deans Council (EEDC) which works closely with the Global Council of Engineering Deans. Activities for deans will be reinforced in identifying specific topics and events of their interest.
European Journal of Engineering Education about the engineering education research landscape with a European perspective, with stronger linkages between the annual conferences and the Journal.
Participation in projects: The participation in international education and research cooperation projects is another of the core SEFI activities. For the period, it will be important to establish and participate in new ERASMUS + and Horizon 2020 projects.