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I feel honoured, privileged, but also humbled, to assume the role of the 30th President of SEFI. I am deeply grateful to my predecessor, Mike Murphy, for his leadership and outstanding contributions to SEFI.

Thanks to the invaluable work of hundreds of Member volunteers and leaders who dedicate their time to SEFI, our organization now represents a flourishing and lively community. In particular, I want to recognize our dedicated board members, our active SIG chairs, our event organizing committees, including of course our yearly conference, and last but not least our professional staff in our headquarters in Brussels. SEFI is rightly proud of many strong products, such as our yearly conference, our European Journal of Education Engineering, our Deans’ conventions, and our active Special Interest Groups.

I will serve as President for two years, which seems both long and short at the same time! During this term I plan to continue and further the work of my predecessors. For me, ‘doing a good job’ entails working with all SEFI members and other organizations concerned with improving engineering education—especially for the good of the planet. I see my main role as supporting and encouraging members in endeavors that strengthen connections, connections that inspire others to get involved and help evolve our community.

During my term I want to strengthen our society, our membership base, the communication with our members, and our ties in Europe and in the world. In 2019, we changed the names of our Working Groups into Special Interest Groups, and I want to support these groups in becoming ever more active.

I am looking forward to cooperating closely with all of you, members of SEFI!

Yolande Berbers, SEFI President

Board of Directors

Prof Yolande Berbers

SEFI President

KU Leuven
Heverlee, Belgium

Prof. Hannu-Matti Jarvinen

SEFI Vice-president

Tampere University Foundation sr.
Tampere, Finland

Prof. Dr. Luis Manuel Sanchez Ruiz

SEFI Vice-president

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – School of Design Engineering ETSID
Valencia, Spain

Prof. Mike Murphy

SEFI Immediate past President

Technological University Dublin
Dublin 7, Ireland

Dr. Robin Clark

Warwick University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Dr. Neil Cooke

School of Civil Engineering – University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Ir. Tinne De Laet

KU Leuven
Heverlee, Belgium

Mr Xavier Fouger

Dassault Systemes SE
Velizy Villacoublay CEDEX, France

Mr. Alexis Francois

Universite Paris Seine
Cergy, France

Mr. Marc Fry

Granta Design Ltd.
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Fredrik Georgsson

Umea University
Umea, Sweden

Prof. Manfred Hampe

Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. habil. Aniko Kalman

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest, Hungary

Assoc. Prof. Klara Kovesi

ENSTA Bretagne
Brest Cedex 09, France

Prof. Dr. Gorkem Kulah

Middle East Technical University (METU) – Faculty of Engineering
Cankaya/Ankara, Turkey

Prof. Greet Langie

KU Leuven
Heverlee, Belgium

Mr Antoine Lanthony

Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de Paris – SUPMECA
Saint-Ouen cedex, France

Prof John Mitchell

University College London
London, United Kingdom

Prof. Gerhard Mueller

Technical University of Munich
Munchen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Carlos Rioja del Rio

Escuela Superior de Ingenieria – University of Cádiz (ESI)
Cádiz, Spain

Dr. Ir. Gillian Saunders-Smits

Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands

Prof. Zbynek Skvor

Czech Technical University in Prague
Praha 6, Czech Republic

Prof Seweryn Spalek

Silesian University of Technology
Gliwice, Poland

Prof. Sirin Tekinay

American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Prof. Jan van der Veen

Universiteit Twente
Enschede, Netherlands

Steering Committee

Prof Yolande Berbers

SEFI President

KU Leuven
Heverlee, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Luis Manuel Sanchez Ruiz

SEFI Vice-president

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – School of Design Engineering ETSID
Valencia, Spain

Prof. Mike Murphy

SEFI Immediate past President

Technological University Dublin
Dublin 7, Ireland

Françoise Côme

Secretary General

SEFI
Bruxelles, Belgium

Prof. Carlo Noé

Treasurer


Nashua, NH, United States

Assoc. Prof. Kristina Edström

KTH – Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Prof John Mitchell

University College London
London, United Kingdom

Prof. Gerhard Mueller

Technical University of Munich
Munchen, Germany

Working Group Chair

Prof. Dr. Ir. Tinne De Laet

Engineering Education Research

KU Leuven
Heverlee, Belgium

Dr. Inês Direito

Gender and Diversity

University College London
London, United Kingdom

Dr. Fredrik Georgsson

Co-chair – Curriculum Development

Umea University
Umea, Sweden

Prof. Manfred Hampe

Ethics in Engineering Education

Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. Kamel Hawwash

Engineering Skills

School of Civil Engineering – University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Bente Norgaard

Continuing Engineering Education/ Life-long Learning

Univeristy of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark

Assist Prof. Calvin Rans

Open and Online Engineering Education

Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Carlos Rioja del Rio

Curriculum Development

Escuela Superior de Ingenieria – University of Cádiz (ESI)
Cádiz, Spain

Mrs. Katriina Schrey-Niemenmaa

Attractiveness of Engineering Education


Nashua, NH, United States

Prof. Jordi Segalas

Sustainability in Engineering Education

Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya UPC
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Gareth Thomson

Co-chair – Curriculum Development

Aston University
Birmingham, United Kingdom

M.Sc. Juho Tiili

Physics in Engineering Education

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Urjala, Finland

Roland Tormey

Ethics in Engineering Education

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPLF
Lausanne, Switzerland

Doc.RNDr. Daniela Velichova

Mathematics in Engineering Education

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia