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SEFI 2021
Blended Learning in Engineering Education: challenging, enlightening – and lasting?

13 – 16 September 2021 – Berlin, GE

The year 2020 has challenged universities worldwide in an unprecedented way. On short notice, universities had to switch from on-site classroom teaching to online teaching formats. We all realize that this extensive online teaching will have a sustainable impact on the way we teach and learn. The conference will focus on the implications of this very special experience on Engineering Education in Europe and worldwide.

Most universities will use this opportunity for extensive evaluations and supporting research to assess the pros and cons of this transition. How did teachers and learners adapt to the new situation? Which formats and methods have proven so successful that teachers would like to integrate them into their courses in the long term? How can students be integrated into research when they are off campus? How can students socialize with their fellow students if they meet only by video conference? What forms of online assessments are secure and appropriate in engineering? These and many other aspects of blended and online learning we would like to discuss with you on the conference based on your experiences and insights.

We will be exploring this theme through keynote sessions and our conference tracks.

The SEFI and Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) invite everyone to join the SEFI Annual Conference in Berlin. The conference takes place at the TUB Campus in the centre of Berlin.

+++ SEFI2021 will take place online

Organizers of the SEFI 2021, along with the SEFI Board of directors, have made the decision to change the conference to an online event.

The uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on travel, conference planning and the possibility for attendees to come to the event were reasons for shifting the event from an on-campus event in Berlin to an online conference.

A lot of experience has been gained with online events over the past year, so you can look forward to an inspiring conference with insightful presentations, interactive workshops and sessions dedicated for those who want to socialise during the event.

Technische Universität Berlin
We’ve got the brains for the future. For the benefit of society.

The campus of Technische Universität Berlin is located in the heart of the capital. We are a University of Excellence in Germany and with 35,000 students in over 120 degree programs, one of the largest technical universities in Europe.

Innovative scientific disciplines, forward-thinking professional and study offers, as well as an exciting environment are the hallmarks of our university. Research and teaching in natural, planning and engineering sciences are conducted on an equal footing and in close cooperation with humanities and educational and social sciences. Together with our students, we focus on finding ways to anticipate technological opportunities and the needs of society at an early stage and align our actions accordingly.

We turn our ideas into reality, while at the same time assuming social responsibility. TU Berlin is a place where ideas and ideals come together. Great ideas are born where people from diverse backgrounds meet to think and experiment. This is why we believe one of our most important tasks is to research and shape social change using an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary focus.

Whether in our technical or humanities degree programs: We view it as our duty to optimally prepare our students for the challenges of our time. If we need to, we are prepared to leave the Earth behind and journey into space. Because our ideas reach out into the universe as well.

Join us on our journey of discovery to the ideas for the future. We look forward to welcoming you at TU Berlin in September 2021.

SEFI European Society for Engineering Education 

Happy to welcome you to our 48th annual conference!

SEFI Annual conferences are the most important events organized by our society and usually brings together around 350 delegates from everywhere around the globe, presenting their scientific papers (indexed in Scopus), and participate in workshops. Plenary sessions and round tables are also the occasion for us to welcome eminent engineering education specialists and experts for keynote presentation and interactive discussions with the audience. 

At SEFI we are very much aware of the responsibility of engineering education in connection with the global challenges that are facing the world. Thus, we recognize the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and support the UN Sustainability Development Goals.

SEFI is the largest and most diverse network of higher engineering education institutions and engineering stakeholders in Europe.  For almost 5 decades, SEFI contributes to the development and improvement of Higher Engineering Education (HEE) in Europe, promotes information about HEE and improves communication between teachers, researchers and students, reinforces the university-business cooperation and encourages the European dimension in higher engineering education. SEFI is an international NGO composed of higher engineering education institutions, academic staff and teachers, students, related associations and companies in 41 countries.
Our main activities: Annual Conferences; Seminars/workshops and publications coordinated by our special interest groups; European Conventions for Engineering Deans; Scientific publications (including the European Journal of Engineering Education); EU projects; cooperation with other major European associations and international bodies such as the European Commission, the UNESCO, the Council of Europe or the OECD.
 
For more information visit www.sefi.be, or contact office@sefi.be. 

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