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Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)

Recognizing the global need for a worldwide forum of engineering deans and rectors, leaders representing engineering education in institutions and corporate partners from throughout the world met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their meeting, which coincided with the founding of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), laid the foundation for the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). Modeled after the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Engineering Deans Council (EDC), GEDC was created on 9 May 2008 with the Paris Declaration. Twenty deans and rectors participated in the initial Paris meeting, and today the GEDC’s network has expanded to over 500 leaders and stakeholders in engineering education spanning every continent.

The main goal of the GEDC is to provide engineering deans and rectors with ideas, tools, and “best” practices necessary to become innovative leaders of engineering education.

GEDC Vision: To enhance the capabilities of engineering deans to transform schools in support of societies in a global economy.

GEDC Mission: To serve as a global network of engineering deans, and to leverage on the collective strengths, for the advancement of engineering education and research.

The GEDC holds regular meetings surrounding four strategic objectives: Institutional Leadership, Curriculum Leadership, Policy Leadership and Accreditation Leadership. Accommodating for its diverse membership, the GEDC has met in Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, France, Singapore, People's Republic of China, United States of America, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and will meet in Korea in 2016 and Canada in 2017.

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