Global Dimension award

September 17th, 2013

The Global Dimension in Engineering Education is proud to announce the result of the 1st European award for best practices for the integration of Sustainable Human Development into technology & engineering education.

The Committee was made up of experts from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Loughborough University, Università degli Studi di Trento, ONGAWA, Practical Action, Engineers Without Borders and Training Centre for International Cooperation.


It decided to award with a price of €3000 the next proposals:

  • B.E.S.T. (Best Environmental Sustainable Technologies) for International Cooperation, presented by Sabrina Sorlini from University of Brescia.
  • Beyond traditional education in Engineering: a systemic approach to strengthen development, presented by Emanuela Colombro from Politecnico di Milano.
  • The integration of Education for Development in the Civil Engineering School of the University of Granada, presented by Javier Ordóñez from Universidad de Granada.

To give a special mention to the following proposals:

  • Hacking and Translating for Social and Economic Development, presented by Adolfo Villafiorita from ICT4G Fondazione Bruno Kessler and University of Trento.
  • Introducing Sustainability and Human Development skills at the Barcelona School of Informatics using Service Learning, presented by David López from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Integrating Sustainable Human Development into Engineering Design, presented by David Toll from Durham University.
  • Sustainable Human Development in Mainstream Undergraduate Engineering Education, presented by Alison Furber from University of Edinburgh.
  • Introducing Humanitarian Engineering and Computing, presented by Elizabeth Miles from Coventry University.

The Committee wants to recognize the high quality of all the presented proposals, and encourage all the participants to follow the European Project Global Dimension in Engineering Education – (

The awards was presented in Cambridge (UK), Robinson College on September 24th during the Parallel Activities Sessions of the EESD13 Rethinking the Engineer:

Congratulations to all the awarded and thank you for participating in this activity.

Look at for the next award to be announced later in the year.

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