The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES)
The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) was founded in 2006, at the American Society for Engineering Education’s Global Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Engineering education leaders from around the world had gathered the previous year to explore to possibilities of creating an international organization for engineering education societies. IFEES is proud to be leading the effort in connecting the world’s engineering education societies and leveraging our members’ collective strengths in order to improve engineering education worldwide. IFEES members represent a diversity not only in cultures, but in engineering education interests, from quality assurance to engineering education, from pedagogy to the role of technology in the classroom. IFEES member societies are expanding their global reach, and new relationships and collaborations are created all the time through IFEES’ global network.
Through the collaboration of its member societies, IFEES will work to establish effective engineering education processes of high quality around the world to assure a global supply of well-prepared engineering graduates. IFEES will strengthen member organizations and their capacity to support faculty and students. It will attract corporate participation, helping to connect engineering graduates with international corporations that have a pressing need for well-trained engineers who can work in a global environment. IFEES will also enhance the ability of engineering faculty, students and practitioners to understand the varied cultures of the world and work effectively in them. Learn more about IFEES Members Value Propositions PDF.
IFEES benefits for ISTEC members. The members of the Ibero-American Consortium for Education in Science and Technology (ISTEC), have access to specific benefits oriented to the Engineering Education sector, provided by the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), of which ISTEC is active member.
Among these benefits, the following stand out:
- Access to the Global Engineering Dean’s Council, the organization that brings together engineering deans from around the world.
- Access to companies in the industrial sector, worldwide, including China, Europe, the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
- Access to Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería (ASIBEI).
- Participate in high quality engineering training processes, to ensure the worldwide emergence of highly qualified engineering graduates.
- Participate in the strengthening of professors and students promoted by IFEES, favoring the connection of engineering graduates with international companies.
- Contact educational and industrial organizations, and others interested in engineering education, who are engaged in the education of engineers with a vision of positive impact on the global development and socio-economic growth of the world, focusing on making of decisions that guarantee the sustainability of the environment.
- Access a platform made up of corporate members and engineering education leaders from around the world (rectors, deans, professors and students) to develop a win / win industry between the industry and the academy, with university collaborations in a broad spectrum of activities, and contribute to the strengthening of institutional capacity and leadership.
- Access Engineering Education associations such as:Chinese Taipei Association of Taiwan Engineering Education and Management (CTATEEM), Indo-Universal Colloboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE), Korean Society of Engineering Education (KSEE), Society for Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM), South African Society of Engineering Education (SASEE), African Engineering Education Association (AEEA), Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE), European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE), Global Education: Exchanges for Engineers and Entrepreneurs (Ge4), Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), The International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE), Japanese Society for Engineering Education (JSEE), Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), Association for Engineering Education of Russia (AEER), among other.
Connect with student organizations such as:Board of European Students of Technology (BEST), Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) y la Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED).