IFEES signs MoU with WFEO

IFEES and the GEDC sign MoU with WFEO

See below the article “IFEES signs MoU with WFEO” by WFEO President Elect Dr. Marlene Kanga published in “Global Engineer”, the IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies) and GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council) Bulletin.



WFEO and IFEES signed a historic agreement to collaborate on projects related to engineering education on the occasion of the WFEO 50th anniversary celebrations held in Paris on 7th March 2018.

The members of WFEO are world professional engineering institutions from some 100 nations. A key strategic objective for WFEO is to progress the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through engineering. Engineering Education is key to achieving this objective so the partnership with IFEES is very important.


IFEES President Michael Auer and WFEO President Marlene Kanga shake hands after signing the MoU.


This membership of WFEO complements that of IFEES which has members of engineering education societies from around the world. The agreement will enable the two organizations to develop joint projects and events for the development of engineering education.

The organizations will conduct joint activities devoted to promoting and supporting engineering education, especially in developing countries where there is a need to build capacity in this important area. Both organizations will also seek opportunities to cooperate in the preparation of policy statements in area of engineering education which may be made available to national and international organizations.


The organizations will conduct joint activities devoted to promoting and supporting engineering education, especially in developing countries where there is a need to build capacity in this important area.


In particular, the partnership between the two organizations will enable discussion on the experience of engineering accreditation and the effectiveness of Engineering Education standards globally, especially in a rapidly changing technology environment. The two organizations can also collaborate in building capacity among engineering educators in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Both these initiatives will progress the UN Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4.0). Additionally, engineering education is the enabler for the achievement of all the other sustainable development goals so the work to be done is pivotal for achieving these goals.

WFEO was honored and delighted that President Michael Auer spoke at the WFEO Strategic Planning Workshop held on 6th March at UNESCO in Paris and presented a host of ideas that demonstrated the synergy that can be achieved with the two organizations working together.

WFEO was pleased that the Symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of WFEO, held on 7th March at UNESCO in Paris, was attended by President Dr. Michael Auer, General Secretary Dr. Hans Jürgen Hoyer, who also spoke at the Symposium, and Chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council Dr. Natacha DePaola.


For more information:

  IFEES website

  GEDC website

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