1st European Award for Best Practices for the Integration of Sustainable Human Development (SHD) into Technology and Engineering Education 

The results of the 1st GDEE Award were announced and prizes presented in Cambridge (UK) at Robinson College on Tuesday 24th September 2013. The review Committee comprised 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 - UK and The Training Centre for International Cooperation (TCIC).

To award the price of €3000 for the following proposals:

- B.E.S.T. (Best Environmental Sustainable Technologies) for International Cooperation, presented by Sabrina Sorlini from the University of Brescia.

- Traditional Education in Engineering: a systemic approach to strengthen development, presented by Emanuela Colombro from Politecnico di Milano.

Winners of the first GDEE award

- The Integration of Education for Development in the Civil Engineering School of the University of Granada


A special mention also goes 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.


Details of the 8 proposals above can be found in the following 8 pages.

The Committee would like to recognize the high quality of all the presented proposals, and encourage all the participants to follow the Global Dimension in Engineering Education EU initiative.

There was also Parallel Activities Sessions of the EESD13 Rethinking the Engineer: