What is the Global Student Forum?
The GSF (Global Student Forum) is a global conference organized by SPEED which draws academicians, representatives from government, industry and non-profit organizations, and increasingly students from around the world to discuss issues pertinent to engineering education. Through this one week event, students will be a part of an international experience, submerged in the atmosphere of cross-cultural communication and creative thinking. Participants will take part in workshops aimed at providing them with tools to find innovative solutions with a global perspective and apply them in their local communities to improve upon engineering education. They will get a chance to learn about existing student projects, get involved and/or start their own regional and global initiatives with the aim of maximizing the student voice within the engineering education community. This event is a part of the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF).
When and where will it be?
The 11th GSF will be held at the European School of Economy in Florence, Italy from 17th to 24th of September.
under the patronage of
11TH GSF THEME: Engineering education for multifaceted engineers
Engineering plays a great role in the development of a modern country and sustaining an international competitive advantage. As technology progresses, the engineering education dimensions become more and more diverse. However, engineering education continues to mainly focus on the phase of organizational level, rather than the individual level. Academic requirements, such as curriculum design, technique development, instructing approaches, and the corresponding industrial needs etc.. This year, in the theme of “Engineering Education for multifaceted engineers”, we focus on philosophical subjects, which are the innovative issues of multifaceted engineers’ needs, rather than the object of EE. The corresponding questions will be, how can engineers start up their own careers, or companies? Why should we include art in EE, and how does art interface with engineering design? Should, and how, can engineering curriculum be structured to include education in resiliency for engineering design?
Track 1: Entrepreneurship in EE
Track 2: Arts in EE: STE’A’M
Track 3: Resiliency into EE