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City University London to host Civil Engineering educators

Symposium signals the 20th anniversary since the AECEF was founded
by John Stevenson

AECEFThe Seventh Symposium of the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF) takes place at City University London on 13 and 14 September, with the theme "Global Issues in Enhancing Civil Engineering Learning, Teaching, Research and Practice."

The Symposium, which takes place in the Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, is hosted by City's School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and is supported by the UK Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED).

Marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the AECEF, the Symposium hopes to address the following themes: Civil Engineering in the 21st Century; Preparing graduates for careers in a global Civil Engineering market; The role of Civil Engineering education in the global issues of sustainable development, environmental conservation and zero carbon targets; International links in civil engineering education; Linking Learning and Teaching/Education to the Civil Engineering profession; and, the Effective integration of Research in Civil Engineering education.

The symposium aims to facilitate the sharing of experience, knowledge and expertise in the above areas. The event provides a forum for the presentation, demonstration and discussion of issues related to these themes.

Delegates from as far afield as Russia, Denmark and Canada will be attending the Symposium. Past Symposium gatherings have taken place in Prague (1995), Odense (1997), Cardiff (1999), Porto (2002), Helsinki (2005), and Vilnius (2008).

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