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Global engineering education conference opened by the president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves

On March 18-20, Talllinn University of Technology hosts the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference EDUCON2015 "Engineering Education towards Excellence and Innovation". The conference was opened by the president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
The IEEE EDUCON conference will provide an international forum for academic, research and industrial collaboration on global engineering education. Particular fields of interest include contemporary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); also the importance of engineering education in Estonia and in the world.

The aim of the conference is to improve the quality of teaching and learning in STEM fields. E-learning, active learning, creative study environment and e-labs are only some of the topics covered in the conference.  

The key note speakers of the conference are Tarmo Soomere (TUT, Estonia), Stephanie Farrell (Technological University for Dublin, Ireland), James Uhomoibhi (Ulster University, United Kingdom).  

More than 250 participants from 40 countries are expected at the conference. That includes lecturers, teachers, scientists and students from 150 different universities and research institutes. Also present at the conference will be the representatives of universities of applied sciences, student organizations, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, MathWorks and BMW AG.  

In addition to European countries, the conference will also see guests from USA, Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, Japan, China, India, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuweit, Tunesia, Egypt, Jordan, Singapur, Philippines, Nigeria, New Zealand, Malaysia, Panama, Cuba, Israel, Ukraine, Russia, and other countries.  

From Estonia scientific papers will be presented by representatives of Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University and Estonian National Defence College.

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