On October 20th through 23rd, 2019, the School of Engineering of Universidad Católica de Chile will be the host of the annual Conference of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). This prestigious event, held for the second time in Latin America, features a worldwide global forum of engineering deans and rectors.

The theme of GEDC 2019 conference is “Engineering minds, hearts and hands: impact with a purpose”. We know that engineering schools play a key role in the creation of new knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship, which are true engines for the development of our economies. By focusing in the relationship between science and local communities, we want this conference to be a place where we encounter, share experiences, challenges, knowledge and think big in order to develop new solutions that are inclusive and deeply related to the needs of our communities.

Transforming society through engineering

The Global Engineering Deans Council’s network includes over 500 leaders and stakeholders representing over 40 countries from all continents. There will also be representatives of national companies, labs, and foundations.