2009 IFEES Summit

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Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Dates: 19 – 23 May 2009
Theme: Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Engineering Education: Roadmap for Excellence

The 2009 IFEES Summit gathered at least 100 participants both from Russia and all over the world to interact, share best practices and challenges, learn from one another, strengthen ties, and plan the following year’s activities.

Coinciding with the 2009 IFEES Summit was the International Colloquium of the Russian Association for Engineering Education, which took place from May 20-22, 2009, hosted by the Russian Association for Engineering Education (RAEE). RAEE invited professional bodies, societies and international registers dealing with accreditation of programs and certification of professionals to join their initiative of organizing of a colloquium for discussion of issues and recent progress in global recognition of engineering education and profession. The aim of the meeting was a search for global convergence of systems of recognition in accreditation and professional qualifications.

From May 15 – 23, the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED), in cooperation with IFEES and RAEE, gathered around 100 student leaders for the Global Student Forum (GSF) on Engineering Education to discuss the ideas on Qualities and Competencies of a Globally competent and Locally applicable engineer.