Doctoral Symposium at SEFI open for applications

As has been the case at the annual SEFI-conference in later years a Doctoral Symposium will be arranged at this year’s SEFI-conference.
The deadline for applications has in fact passed, but we see that we can open up for some more participants at this year’s Doctoral Symposium. If you , or someone you know, could benefit from participating we please ask you to recommend participation. We are also happy to welcome past participants to participate one more time if still are a doctoral student.
As previously the conference fee will be reduced for PhD-students attending the symposium. The Doctoral Symposium will be held as an online event on Sunday, 12 September 2021, between 10:00 – 15:00 (CEST). More information and instructions for submitting applications can found at

As mentioned the formal deadline has passed, but applications submitted in June will be considered.
Best regards
Jonte Bernhard, Kristina Edström and Tinne de Laet
Doctoral Symposium Organizers

Jonte Bernhard, PhD (Eng.)

Linköping University
Department of Science and Technology (ITN)
SE-601 74 Norrköping, Sweden

UK: Newton International (early career) Fellowship Call Open

These fellowships are for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK.

This scheme is jointly run by the British Academy and the Royal Society.

This scheme is currently open to applications and will close at 3pm on Wednesday, 16 June 2021.

Find out more at:

PhD scholarships in spatial skills

For prospective PhD students: we are recruiting 15 PhD students to work on SellSTEM – Spatial Enhanced Learning Linked to STEM. Network consists of 10 universities in 8 countries. Salaries range from 38 to 62k euro per annum for 3 years depending on country. Disciplines range from Cog Psy, Art, Design, Education, Linguistics, Engineering, Math. Masters qualification required. For more details and to apply visit:

ICL Special Session on Transferable Skills in Engineering Education

I am a PhD student at the University of Warwick, UK. My research focuses on approaches and methods for teaching transferable skills in Engineering Education. I’m organising a Special Session on Transferable Skills in Engineering Education at the

ICL2021 conference

in Dresden, Germany, on 22-24 September 2021.

You are cordially invited to submit papers for this Special Session. The deadline for papers is June 1st, 2021. The link to the Special Session is and


Best regards,

Elena Maekioe

PhD researcher

University of Warwick, UK

Workshop on “Transitioning into pedagogic research – Dual identities and discipline spanning”

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SHRE) provides excellent workshops. Now online due to the pandemic, SHRE’s recent offerings have been free to attend. This one is, and our REEN Chair can highly recommend it:

Transitioning into pedagogic research – Dual identities and discipline spanning


Workshop presenters: Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan & Dr Simon Pratt-Adams

Target Audience: MA/MSc/PhD/Academic

Workshop content: This workshop will focus on pedagogic research and the role of the pedagogic researcher in higher education. The focus is to support those transitioning into pedagogical research from another discipline. It will explore the interrelationship between learning, teaching and research at a time when there is increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary research across the HE sector.

It will consider the dual relationship between discipline-centred research and pedagogic research areas and the transitioning between these, with a focus on research methodologies and publication. Taking an interactive approach, this workshop will be an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and develop strategies and networks between participants  

Learning Outcomes: By the end of this session, the successful participant will be expected to be able to:

  • Discuss the opportunities for developing as a dual-researcher and the position of a pedagogical researcher within the HE environment;
  • Critically evaluate the similarities and differences between research areas and how to manage and transition between these;
  • Explore research methodologies and paradigms, aligned to pedagogical research and develop a critical understanding of how these may differ to one’s own current practice
  • Develop a strategy, and networks, to support the successful transition into research into educational research in Higher Education.

Assumed participant knowledge: Participants should have knowledge of what pedagogical research is and may have research experience at UG level or higher. 

Materials required: Zoom including breakout rooms, Padlet

Register here:

REES 2021 call for abstracts

The Research in Engineering Education Symposium and Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (REES AAEE 2021) will be held jointly on 5-8 December 2021:

  • face-to-face at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
  • hybrid during Perth business hours, and
  • online outside Perth business hours.

 We are delighted to invite submissions of papers and workshop proposals.

Structured abstracts (up to one page) should be submitted by 30 April 2021. Please see for details.

Looking forward to seeing you, literally or virtually, in Perth!

Data repositories for your journal tables

We’ve been investigating places to deposit data (appendices, supporting tables and charts) that can help readers of your journal articles but won’t fit in the print versions, or exceed the allowable page limits. It’s important to provide stable links, so readers in subsequent years can still access these files. 

If you are affiliated with an academic institution, you can probably load your data into the library’s open-access repository,  and then link your journal article to that. 

We here at REEN have also asked Taylor and Francis publishers this question, as they publish AJEE and EJEE. The T&F representative wrote:

I’d suggest the author look at our Author Services page on data sharing, which gives some guidance on finding a suitable data repository. If there’s no suitable subject-specific repository, I’d suggest looking at generalist repositories like Figshare, which allows authors to upload data for free and mints a persistent identifier for the dataset (I think Figshare uses DOI).

T&F currently partners with Figshare to allow authors to upload supplementary material too, so this could be a suitable route.

We will keep an eye on this topic and post updates if new recommendations emerge.


Shannon Chance, PhD, Chair of REEN 

SEFI Ethics Spring School

SEFI Ethics Spring School

Experiencing Engineering Ethics Education: Reflections, evidence and perspectives on engineering ethics education in practice

25-26 March 2021 – online. Register here
The SEFI SIG Spring School 2021 will offer one and a half days of interactive workshops, papers and discussions on new ideas and practices in teaching and researching engineering ethics.The audience for the Spring School is teachers and programme leaders who address or would like to address engineering ethics in their teaching, researchers who are working on understanding or advancing the field, and students who study or care about ethics in the engineering professions..

Free webinar with SEFI Ethics

SEFI Ethics webinar: Using case studies in engineering ethics education

4 March 2021, 15:00- 17:00 CET. Register here

The seminar aims to respond to the need for guidance in the area of engineering ethics case instruction, bringing together four educators who have experience with developing and using case studies. Each of the four speakers will present an engineering ethics case study they developed, hoping to inspire engineering instructors in the use of case studies, as well as fostering a discussion about the broader goals and frameworks related to their application.
For further information you may contact the organiser, Diana Adela Martin (TU Dublin)

Call for Conference Papers (ICL & IGIP)

Call for Papers

24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2021)

50th IGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy

„Mobility for Smart Cities and Regional Development – Challenges for Higher Education”

TU Dresden und HTW, Dresden, Germany, 22-24 September 2021


Intelligent mobility is a key component of growth in modern cities and rural areas, when networking and automating traffic and transportation systems with high efficiency and great comfort.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to focus on the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences in Interactive Collaborative Learning and Engineering Pedagogy.

Partner Event

2021 GEDC Industry Forum, organized by Petrus Communications and the Global Engineering Deans Council from 20-23 September 2021.

Important Deadlines & Presentation Formats

Although we hope that our colleagues and friends again can come in person to our conference, we plan the event as a hybrid one. So, everybody who can’t travel to Dresden will be able to take part in the conference online too, as presenter or participant.

26 Mar 2021 Submission of: (i) structured abstracts (for full (2 pages) and short papers (1 page)) for the main conference (ii) special session proposals
22 April 2021 Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference.

Special Sessions notification and announcement

01 Jun 2021      Submission of complete papers for special sessions and the main conference, Work in Progress Papers, Workshop proposals
25 Jun 2021 Notification of acceptance
23 Jul 2021 Author registration deadline and Camera-ready due
22 Sep 2021 Conference  opening

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published as ICL 2021 Proceedings in the Springer series “Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing”. Books of this series are indexed with ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and SpringerLink.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Academia-Industry partnerships
  • Adaptive and intuitive environments
  • Collaborative learning
  • Computer aided language learning (CALL)
  • Educational virtual environments
  • Engineering education in individual transport sectors
  • Engineering education in public mobility transport
  • Engineering Pedagogy Education
  • Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education (EiEE)
  • Ethics and Engineering Education
  • Evaluation and outcomes assessment
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Games in Engineering Education (GinEE)
  • Impacts of globalization
  • Learning culture & diversity
  • Lifelong learning
  • Mobile learning applications
  • New learning models and applications
  • Pilot projects / products / applications
  • Platforms and authoring tools
  • Project based learning
  • Public policy in engineering education
  • Real world experiences
  • Remote and virtual laboratories
  • Research in Engineering Pedagogy
  • Semantic metadata for e-learning
  • Teaching best practices
  • Technical Teacher Training (TTT)
  • Virtual and Augmented learning (VAL)
  • Virtual mobility and platforms
  • Women in engineering careers


Technical Co-sponsors