How To Join The GEDC



Recognizing the global need for a world-wide forum of engineering deans and rectors, a group of over 20 leaders of engineering education institutions and corporate partners first met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 9 October 2006 and in Istanbul, Turkey on 30 September 2007. Inspired by the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) was created in Paris, France on 9 May, 2008.

The mission of the GEDC is to serve as a global network of engineering deans, and to leverage these deans’ collective strengths for the advancement of engineering education, innovation, and research.

Since its foundation, GEDC has made efforts to achieve the following objectives.

  1. To provide a world-wide forum for exchange of information and discussion of experiences, challenges, and best practices in leading an engineering school.
  2. To provide a means for engineering deans to partner with one another in curriculum development and innovation, and to collaborate with industry, government, and other stakeholders.
  3. To build a network that would support engineering deans to play a leadership role in developing regional and national policies to advance economies.
  4. To participate in the development and maintenance of a global system of quality standards for engineering education.


In order to become a GEDC member, a candidate should meet one of the membership conditions stated below.

a) A person in charge of an engineering college, school or faculty in a university. In an institution without a dean or equivalent engineering leader, your institution will be asked to designate a representative.

b) A person in charge of an education institution of higher learning that is primarily focused on engineering education and research.

c) A person in charge of an engineering deans' organization in a respective country and/or region

Click here to read more about the GEDC Membership Benefits and annual membership costs.

To apply please contact Dr. Hans J. Hoyer ([email protected]) or access the Membership Application form by clicking here and send it to the aforementioned email address.