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I am honoured to have been elected President of SEFI for the two-year term 2017-2019.  SEFI is a wonderful and strong community of scholars and supporters of excellence in engineering education within Europe, and indeed across the world, and I am delighted to be a part of it.  While I am excited about these coming two years as President, I am also humbled to take up this responsibility.  I have large shoes to fill in following on from our past president Prof Martin Vigild, and I am hugely grateful to him for all the support and encouragement that he has given me over my past year as President-elect.  It also gives me great confidence for the two years ahead returning from our hugely successful Annual Conference in Terceira, a conference at which the deep community spirit of our engineering education community was evident, and the importance of SEFI as a wonderful network of collaborators was clearly visible.

The goal for my term as President will be to continue the agendas established by previous SEFI presidents, in particular Martin and his predecessor, Prof Kamel Hawwash of the University of Birmingham.  Under their leadership, SEFI has begun to focus on more visibly connecting a number of its important activities.  I will continue to work actively with our Board of Directors as we collectively and individually take active roles to address the opportunities and challenges to which an organisation such as SEFI is presented.  Earlier this year we revised our statutes, and I am delighted that we now have two Vice-presidents on our Board.  Congratulations to Prof. Yolande Berbers of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, who was elected as Vice-president at our 2017 SEFI Annual Conference; and I am delighted to have the continuing support of Prof. Dr. Luis Manuel Sanchez Ruiz of Universidad Politecnica de Valencia in Spain.  I would like to take this opportunity to say a personal thank you to the members of the SEFI Board who have completed their mandate.  These are Prof Anne-Marie Jolly (Polytech Orléans), Prof Ludo Froyen (KU Leuven), Prof. José Carlos Quadrado (ISEP Porto), Prof. Katrina Nordström (Aalto University) and Prof. Alain Rivière (Supméca Paris).  In addition, I look forward to working with our continuing and newly-elected Board members.  Their details are available on our website here.

In particular, I will strive to ensure the continued development of the SEFI Working Groups as a vibrant forum for our members to participate and collaborate.

I would also like to emphasise that we will continue our international cooperation with key European and global partners and stakeholders, which includes a number of exciting projects with our institutional SEFI members on topics such as attractiveness of engineering and engineering ethics.

We will continue to work closely with our publisher Taylor & Francis to grow the reputation of our European Journal of Engineering Education.  In the months ahead we will see a smooth transition as our long time Editor-in-Chief Prof Erik de Graaff of Aalborg University retires and we welcome our new Editor-in-Chief Kristina Edström of KTH in Sweden.  The SEFI community owes a huge debt of gratitude to our friend and colleague Erik de Graaff, and when he retires he will be sorely missed.  But we are also very excited by the ideas that Kristina will bring to this role.

I am delighted that Prof Martin Vigild has taken on the role of Chair of our European Engineering Deans Council, and will seek to ensure the continued development of our Deans Council, and the success of our annual Deans Convention in partnership with CESAER.

Engineering education is more necessary and vital than ever.  It is a force for good in a challenged world.  I look forward to working with you all to ensure that it is SEFI that provides the recognised European forum for positive and constructive discussion, collaboration, research, and networking on engineering education, and the issues most relevant to us.

 

Prof. Mike Murphy
SEFI President 2017-2019
Dublin Institute of Technology

Board of Directors

Prof. Mike Murphy

SEFI President

Dublin Institute of Technology
Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Yolande Berbers

SEFI Vice-president

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Heverlee, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Luis Manuel Sanchez Ruiz

SEFI Vice-president

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

Prof. Martin Etchells Vigild

SEFI Immediate past President

Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Prof. Carlo Noé

Treasurer

Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC – Facoltà di Ingegneria
Castellanza, Italy

Dr. Robin Clark

Warwick University
Coventry, United Kingdom

Dr. Neil Cooke

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

Dr. Pieter de Vries

Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands

Mr Xavier Fouger

Dassault Systemes SE
Velizy Villacoublay CEDEX, France

Mr. Alexis Francois

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

Prof. Kamel Hawwash

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

Prof. Hannu-Matti Jarvinen

Tampere University of Technology
Tampere, Finland

Dr. habil. Aniko Kalman

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest, Hungary

Dr. John Mitchell

University College London
London, United Kingdom

Prof. Gerhard Mueller

Technical University of Munich
Munchen, Germany

Prof. Eskild Holm Nielsen

Univeristy of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Carlos Rioja del Rio

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

Prof. Joao Rocha

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Porto, Portugal

Prof. Zbynek Skvor

Czech Technical University in Prague
Praha 6, Czech Republic

Prof Seweryn Spalek

Silesian University of Technology
Gliwice, Poland

Prof. Sirin Tekinay

Isik University
SILE /Istanbul, Turkey

Steering Committee

Prof. Mike Murphy

SEFI President

Dublin Institute of Technology
Dublin, Ireland

Prof. Yolande Berbers

SEFI Vice-president

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Heverlee, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Luis Manuel Sanchez Ruiz

SEFI Vice-president

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

Prof. Martin Etchells Vigild

SEFI Immediate past President

Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Françoise Côme

Secretary General

SEFI
Bruxelles, Belgium

Prof. Carlo Noé

Treasurer

Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC – Facoltà di Ingegneria
Castellanza, Italy

Dr. PhD. Erik De Graaff

Univeristy of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark

Mr Xavier Fouger

Dassault Systemes SE
Velizy Villacoublay CEDEX, France

Prof. Gillian Saunders

Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands

Working Group Chair

Dr. Kacey Beddoes

Gender and Diversity

UMass Lowell
Lowell, MA, United States

Assoc. Prof. Jonte Bernhard

Engineering Education Research

Linköping Institute of Technology
Linköping, 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. Dr. Susanne Ihsen

Gender and Diversity

Technical University of Munich
Munchen, Germany

Prof. Anne-Marie Jolly

Quality Assurance and Accreditation

Ecole Polytechnique de l’Université d’Orléans
Orléans Cedex 2, France

Prof. Bente Norgaard

Continuing Engineering Education/ Life-long Learning

Univeristy of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark

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

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Metropolia, Finland

Prof. Jordi Segalas

Sustainability in Engineering Education

Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya ICE-UPC
Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Gareth Thomson

Curriculum Development

Aston University
Birmingham, United Kingdom

M.Sc. Juho Tiili

Physics in Engineering Education

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Urjala, Finland

Jan-Paul van Staalduinen

Open and Online Engineering Education

Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands

Doc.RNDr. Daniela Velichova

Mathematics in Engineering Education

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia