Global Dimension in Engineering Education (GDEE) is a collaborative initiative between Universities and NGOs, which aims to increase the integration of sustainable human development issues into technical University courses.
There is little doubt about the role that higher education may play in efforts to promote and achieve sustainable human development. However, a challenge facing the sector is a shortage of academics actively engaged in promoting development-related issues in their teaching activities, particularly in technical subjects such as engineering and science. GDEE looks to effectively tackle this, and increase the competences of teaching staff, positively impacting the attitudinal values and skills of students. The ultimate goal is to aid in the development of future engineers with the skills and knowledge necessary to address the most pressing global challenges.
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The policy brief from GDEE was launched at the European Development Days event in Brussels on the 3rd and 4th of June 2015. It outlines the view that sustainable human development needs within universities needs to be strengthened.
Visit GDEE's website for more information.
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