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Introduction to Accreditation Seminar - PowerPoint slides.
Please click here to access the PowerPoint slides from the workshop held Monday 30 November.

GEDC Delegate Group Photo. Please click here to access the group photo.

Through our membership of the GEDC, we have been able to access a global network of engineering education leaders, to share our priorities and the requirements of our future workforce. Our joint initiative, the GEDC Airbus Diversity Award, is an example of our partnership in action. The annual event is a great opportunity to network directly with engineering Deans from around the world."   

Rachel Schroeder, Head of Employment Marketing Airbus and Airbus
Group. Airbus Group is the global leader in aeronautics, space and defence-related services and has supported the GEDC since 2012. The GEDC Airbus Diversity Award ( is now in its 3rd edition. 

“Total will always need qualified engineers that understand the exciting requirements of working for a global energy company. At the GEDC annual conference we can exchange directly with the academic leaders who are developing our talent pipeline worldwide and gain a better understanding of the trends that are shaping the education of our future hires”.  

Monique Simon, Head of University Relations, Total. Total is the forth-largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world, and a member of the GEDC since 2013.


The 2015 Annual Conference of the Global Engineering Deans Council will be held in Adelaide, Australia, on Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December. The Adelaide conference will build on the themes developed at previous conferences in Dubai and Chicago, such as blended learning, diversity, and education in a resource-constrained environment, as well as introduce new topics. The work of engineering deans spans both the nature and quality of the education of the next generation of engineers, as well as the business of producing more high-quality graduates to contribute significantly to the diverse workforce needs that all countries face. Deans are also active in the development of research and engagement with the wider community. GEDC has helped establish a variety of country and regional chapters, including India, Latin America, UAE, Africa and others.  

GEDC is also active with inter-governmental bodies such as World Bank and the Organization of American States. All these aspects have a strong international dimension and the annual conference provides a fabulous opportunity to network with deans and industrialists from around the world and to debate the changes that confront us all. Industry is very well represented at the Conference, not least by our very active corporate members who also contribute to the planning and running of the event.  

This conference is a must for deans and companies interested in world-best practice and being part of a global community.  

Join us for a stimulating and exciting look at the future of global engineering education and enjoy the beauty and otherness of Adelaide: GEDC 2015, 30 November – 2 December 2015.

Program Committee

Satish Udpa, Michigan State University, Chair

Cristina Amon, University of Toronto, Canada
Alaa Ashmawy
, American University in Dubai
K. M. Babu, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
John Beynon, University of Adelaide, Australia
Uriel Cukierman, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina
Wayne Davis, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
Paul Feigin, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Xavier Fouger, Dassault Systèmes, France
Hans J. Hoyer, GEDC & IFEES
Peter Jimack, University of Leeds, UK
Sharon Jones, University of Portland, USA
Tom Katsouleas, University of Virginia, USA
Peter Kilpatrick, Notre Dame University, USA
Gary May, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Adagbonyin M. Obiazi, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster University, Canada
Sarah Rajala, Iowa State University, USA
Simeon Simoff, University of Western Sydney, Australia
┼×irin Tekinay, ISIK University, Turkey
Norman C. Tien, The University of Hong Kong
Cristina Trois, University of KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa
Don Zhang, Peking University, PR China

Welcome to Australia....