||WEEF (World Engineering Education Forum): The first World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), held in
Singapore in October 2010, was the brainchild of leaders in the global engineering education community who
sought to bring together the world's Engineering education societies to the same place at one time, allowing
for logistical and Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2013), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2014), Florence, Italy
(2015), Seoul, Korea (2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (2018), Chennai, India
(2019), Cape Town, South Africa (virtually) (2020), Madrid, Spain (2021) and Cape Town, South Africa (2022).
WEEF has been an important event in furthering the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
(IFEES)' mission to bring together the global community to build excellence in Engineering education. Not only do
international organizations benefit greatly from the Forum, but local Engineering education institutions are
heavily involved in the vision and execution of this event. The venue of WEEF changes each year, and the event
has brought great visibility to local institutions which otherwise may not have had such opportunities to
interact and cooperate with foreign and international Engineering education organizations. WEEF has served as
an opportunity for IFEES members to gather in one place, discuss leading issues in Engineering education,
and to share and learn best practices.
||The Global Engineering Deans Council is a community of over 500 engineering leaders from more than 50
countries collaborating with industry, universities & multilateral government organizations to develop the global
workforce of the future. Created under the umbrella of IFEES in May 2008, the GEDC was formed by academic
leaders from prestigious engineering institutions. The GEDC inaugural statement, the Paris Declaration,
can be downloaded from the GEDC website (https://www.gedcouncil.org/paris-declaration/). The goal of the GEDC
is to provide a space for leaders of engineering institutions to connect and share the successes and challenges
of providing world class engineering education programs in an increasingly interconnected and fast-paced global
community. GEDC's mission is to serve as a global network of engineering deans and leaders, and to leverage on
the collective strengths, for the advancement of engineering education and research.