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Engineering Education needs to address both current and future economic, social and environmental challenges. An understanding of ethics, ethical decision making and responsibilities becomes a necessary tool for the global engineer, which helps support his/her day-to-day activities, as well as international policy making.

Objectives

  • Establish a network of educators and practicing engineers who want to develop ethics education
  • Stimulate discussion, opinion formation and decision making about the needs and opportunities for ethics in the engineering curricula
  • Share experiences, practices, developments and teaching resources in ethics and ethical leadership education

Activities

  • Organisation of themed workshops at the SEFI Annual Conference
  • Organisation of themed workshops or seminars during the whole year
  • Joint research and publications in the field of Engineering Ethics Education
  • Reporting on congresses, conferences or different meetings that take place all over the world, related to the ethics of engineering and engineering ethics education
  • Preparation the SEFI Ethics Special Interest Group Newsletter

 CO-CHAIRS

Prof. Manfred Hampe

Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Darmstadt, Germany

Roland Tormey

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPLF
Lausanne, Switzerland

Latest news

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Call for Submissions for the SEFI Ethics Spring School 2021

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