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 Strategic Plan 2007

IFEES Strategic Plan 2011

IFEES Strategic Plan 2015


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:

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).