What is the goal of FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY?
- To promote the exchange of ideas, research and experience on the subject of integrating competences related to social responsibility and sustainability in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering studies.
- To discuss ways of introducing the new competences of sustainability and university social responsibility in teaching.
- To facilitate the exchange of information and the creation of collaboration networks between university engineering lecturers.
- To improve the quality of our university teaching.
Who is the FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY targeted at?
- Lecturers in under-graduate and post-graduate engineering studies
- Researchers in education and educational innovation
- University students
- Technical staff from social/educational organisations and bodies, and from government areas working in the management of teaching or with an interest in the subject.
- Public and private-sector employers of the engineers of the twenty-first century
What are the sessions in the FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY?
The scientific programme of the conference has been structured into five areas.
a) Service-learning and social commitment in engineering.
b) Engineering and development co-operation.
c) Environmental sustainability.
d) Corporate and business social responsibility.
e) Engineering and gender.
Key ideas which we will try to spotlight during the conference
Service-learning and social commitment in engineering. Engineering studies as an opportunity for taking on a greater commitment to the community.
Engineering and development co-operation. Development co-operation as a teaching and professional opportunity for engineering students and teachers.
Environmental sustainability. The criterion of environmental sustainability as added value in engineering education.
Corporate and business social responsibility. Economic sustainability as a requirement and not as an objective of engineering firms.
Engineering and gender. The gender perspective as a necessary (indispensable?) element amongst professionals of the twenty-first century.
And the following question which is common to all five areas: How should we formulate and address the competences of social responsibility and sustainability in undergraduate and postgraduate engineering studies?