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P.PORTO Pro-President receives SEFI Fellowship Award

Nov 13, 2019


José Carlos Quadrado received the award at the 47th annual conference of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)

José Carlos Quadrado, Pro-President for the Internationalization of the Porto Polytechnic, was awarded the SEFI Fellowship Prize during the 47th annual conference of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), which took place this year in Budapest, Hungary.

This important international distinction represents one of the highest recognitions of the work developed on behalf of engineering education. Nominations for this distinction are made on the proposal of at least three members of the association, provided they are not of the same nationality as the recipient.

Created in Belgium in 1973, the non-governmental organization SEFI (Société Européene pour la Formation des Ingénieurs) is the largest network of engineering educators and educational institutions in Europe. It sets as its values ​​and main mission the contribution to the development and improvement of engineering education in Europe as well as the support to engineering professionals in society, the provision of services to its members, encouraging the dissemination of information on engineering education and improving communication and exchange between teachers, researchers and students.

SEFI also seeks to develop inter-engineering collaboration between engineering education institutions, promote the articulation between industry and participants in the engineering education process, encourage liaison between its members and international organizations in this field and promote the European dimension in the field. engineering higher education.

The association serves as a European forum for its members, consisting of higher education engineering institutions, academy members and teachers, students, peer associations and companies in 47 countries. Much of SEFI's activities are devoted to collaboration with other European associations and European government structures such as the European Commission, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the OECD.

SEFI annually awards two awards: the Leonardo DA VINCI Medal, awarded to individuals whose scientific and / or pedagogical contribution is of high international relevance; and SEFI Fellowship recognizes excellence in service and dedication to engineering education in Europe.

In addition to his current role at Porto Polytechnic, José Carlos Quadrado has already held the Peter I Medal, awarded in 2017 by the Association for Russian Engineering Education (AEER) and the prestigious Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI). Academic Merit Award, awarded in 2014. He recently assumed the vice-presidency of the European Network of Engineering Education Accreditation Agencies (ENAEE) and has actively supported the development of new accreditation agencies in Central Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.