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The future of engineering education, according to global expertsNovember 6, 2020

In this special episode of Big Ideas for a Changing World, we’re playing back a virtual panel discussion led by John Preston during this year's Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Industry Forum.

What are the advantages and challenges of e-learning? How will innovation culture shift around the world? How can we make the most of the transformations to education that were required by the pandemic, but may carry on into the future? 

In this special episode of Big Ideas for a Changing Worldwe’re playing back a virtual panel discussion led by John Preston during this year's Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Industry Forum. 

The panel, “Inspirational Panel Pursuing the Positives: Setting the Agenda for the Future of Engineering Education,” explored pressing themes for academic institutions and industry to consider as education transforms with the pandemic.  

You’ll hear from: 

  • Joris Melkert, Director of Education in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft in the Netherlands.
  • Charlette N’Guessan, Co-founder and CEO of the BACE GROUP, an African digital identity software company, and 2020 recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
  • Colin Tan, Director of Operations at TusPark UK, a growing science and tech incubator.  

Special thanks to the panelists for their insights, and GEDC and Petrus for organizing the GEDC Industry Forum in partnership with McMaster Engineering. 

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