“Diversity in Engineering Education -
An opportunity to face new trends in engineering”

 Polytech Orléans, the School of Engineering of the University of Orléans
29 June-2 July 2015


Contacts: sefi2015@univ-orleans.fr

The last SEFI Conference held in France, in Paris in 2000, was organised by Paris Tech, both in ENSAM (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering School) and Telecom Paris.It was a very successful event bringing together more than 400 participants.

This year, the theme of Conference is “Diversity in engineering education: an opportunity to face the new trends of engineering” and will be structured around different sub-topics such as:


  1. Innovative pedagogical approaches to improve engineering education
  2. Diversity in engineering education and of engineering institutions
  3. Gender and diversity in innovation teams in engineering education
  4. Diversity and inclusion as business cases in technical research
  5. Engineering education as a vector for social advancement

Pleanry invited keynote presentations will be given by:

  • Jette Egelund Holgaard Aalborg University (DK)
  • Christophe Morace and Alison Gourvès-Hayward, ENSTA Bretagne (FR)
  • Laura Tilly Daimler (DE)
  • Teri Reed Texas A&M University (US)

A plenary round table on University-Business Cooperation will be organised as well with contribution from representatives from Dassault Systems, Mathworks, National instruments, Granta and Airbus.

Parallel paper sessions and around 10 thematic workshops on specific themes of engineering education and on European projects in which SEFI is engaged will be organised as well.

Meetings of the SEFI Board of Directors and of the European Engineering Deans Council will be held as well.

The conference programme is constantly updated, and we therefore invite you to have a regular look ot this programme.

The conference is open to all the members of SEFI and to all those who are interested or committed in engineering education in Europe and worldwide.



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