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Working Party on Education - WPE

Welcome to the website of the EFCE Working Party on Education (WPE).

This website has been designed to become a link between everybody who is interested in education in chemical engineering in Europe or who wants to get latest information on the topic. It is offering a lot of useful information as well as links to education website of all countries participating in the WPE.
The Working Party Education (WPE) consists of members from academia and industry out of 23 European countries (+ a corresponding members from Australia). It considers the current and future education and formation of chemical engineers through higher education and continuing professional development, promoting co-operation and sharing of best practice.

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Current activities

 

Countries participating in WPE:

Belgium   Bulgaria   Croatia   Czech Republic   Denmark   Estonia   Finland
France   Germany   Greece   Hungary   Ireland   Italy   The Netherlands   Norway
Poland   Portugal   Slovakia   Slovenia   Spain   Sweden   Switzerland   United Kingdom

 

Recent and upcoming WPE Business Meetings:

  • Prague, 20 August 2022 (informal meeting)

Teaching methodologies

The description of active teaching tools and/or methodologies.

 

EFCE Bologna Recommentations Update 2020

EFCE Bologna Recommendations (2020)

 

Spotlight Talk

Date Time [CET] Topic Recording
30 November 2020 10:30 - 12:00 Chemical engineering education in Covid-19 era - experiences in ensuring distance learning achieves the necessary learning outcomes?
Working Party on Education
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Mission

 

Who we are and what we do


The Working Party Education (WPE) consists of members from academia and industry out of 22 European countries (+ 2 corresponding members from Australia and South Africa). It considers the current and future education and formation of chemical engineers through higher education and continuing professional development, promoting co-operation and sharing of best practice.


Objectives

  • Review current good practice, promote and provide information on
    -   "Chemical Engineering Education"
    -   "Continuing Professional Development"
     
  • Comply with EFCE Scientific policy and objectives:
    -   Convene regularly European actors in chemical engineering
    -   Co-ordinate events at European level to avoid overlapping
    -   Promote visibility and a strong image of the EFCE
    -   Support development of Sustainable Technology
     
  • Partcipate effectively in CHISA end ECCE-Conferences


Scope 2008 - 2010

  • To perform and internal SWOT analysis of the WPE.
  • To carry out a project on Good Practices in promoting Chemical Engineering.
  • To develop a project on modern ways of teaching and learning in Chemical Engineering.
  • To follow-up the Bologna process and review the EFCE-WPE Bologna recommendations.
  • To continue in developing the WPE Website as a means of communication to relevant users
    in order to distribute the above mentioned information and to contribute to the visibility of EFCE.

 

 

Members of the Working Party, 2022

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Prof. David Shallcross

(corresponding member)
Department of Chemical Engineering           
University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3052
Contact
BELGIUM

 

Prof. Jan Degrève
Department of Chemical Engineering
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Rue de Croylaan 46, 3001 Heverlee - Leuven
Contact
BULGARIA

 

Prof. Bogdana Koumanova Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (UCTM)
Kliment Ohridski Blvd 8, 1756 Sofia
Contact
CZECH REPUBLIC

 

Prof. Milan Jahoda University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Technická 5, 16628 Praha 6
Contact
DENMARK

 

Prof. Jens Abildskov Department of Chemical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Soltofts Plads, 2800 Kongrens Lyngby
Contact
ESTONIA
 
Prof. Vahur Oja Tallinn Technical University
Faculty of Chemical and Materials Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn
Contact
FINLAND
 
Prof.Tuomo Olavi Sainio Lappeenranta University of Technology
School of Engineering Science
Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta
Contact
FRANCE
 
Prof. Marie Debacq-Lapassat (Secretary)
Cnam-GP
case courrier 2D1P20
2 rue Conté, 75003 Paris
Contact
Prof. Jean-Marc Le Lann ENSIACET / INPT
188, route de Narbonne, 31077 Toulouse Cedex 4
Contact
Prof. Dr. Eric Schaer (Chair) Ecole Nationale Supérieure des
Industries Chimiques (ENSIC)
rue Grandville 1, 54001 Nancy Cedex
Contact
GERMANY
 
Prof. Marcel Liauw RWTH Aachen
Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University
Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen
Contact
Dr.-Ing.  Michael  Wilk Merck KGaA
Operations Chemicals Organics
HPC: Q003/101
P.O.Box, 64271 Darmstadt
Contact
Dr. Hermann J. Feise BASF SE
Innovation Management
67056 Ludwigshafen
Contact
GREECE
 
Prof. Dr. N. Markatos National Technical University of Athens
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
9, Irion Polytechniou, Zografou, 157 73 Athens
Contact
HUNGARY

 

Dr. Edit Szèkely Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering
Budafoku UT 8, 1111 Budapest
Contact
IRELAND
 
Dr. Patricia M. Kieran UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Contact
ITALY

 

Ing. Alessandro Bettoni

 

Technip Italy
Viale Castello della Magliani 68, 00148 Roma
Contact (private); 
Contact (company)
Prof. Patrizia Perego Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Genoa
Via Opera Pia 15, 16145 Genoa
Contact
The NETHERLANDS
 
to be confirmed
 
NORWAY
 
Prof. Lars Erik Oi Hogskolen i Telemark/TF
Prosessteknologi
3914 Porsgrunn
Contact
POLAND
 
Prof. Marek Henczka Warsaw University of Technology
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
ul. Waryńskiego 1, 00-645 Warszawa
Contact
PORTUGAL
 
Prof. Luis Miguel Madeira Department of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering -
University of Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200 - 465 Porto
Contact
ROMANIA

 

Dr. Petrica Iancu University "Politehnica"
Centre for Technology Transfer in the Process Industries
1, Polizu Street, 011061 Bucharest
Contact
SERBIA
 
Prof. Dr. Dunja Sokolović University of Novi Sad
Faculty of Technical Sciences
Trg Dositeja Obradovića 6, 21000 Novi Sad
Contact
SLOVAKIA
 
Prof. Milan Polakovič Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Radlinskeho 9, 812 37 Bratislava
Contact
SLOVENIA

 

Prof. Dr. Zdravko Kravanja University of Maribor
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Smetanova 17, P.O. Box 219, 2000 Maribor
Contact
SPAIN

 

Prof. Dr. Carme Gonzalez Azon Universidad de Barcelona
Chemical Engineering Dept.
Marti i Franques 1, 08028 Barcelona
Contact
SWITZERLAND

 

Prof. Dr. Thierry Meyer
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - EPFL
EPFL/SB/ISIC/GSCP
CH J2 (Batiment (CH), Station 6, 1015 Lausanne
Contact
Dr.-Ing. Berthold Schenkel Novartis Pharma AG
WSJ-145.1045, Process Technologies
4002 Basel
Contact
UNITED KINGDOM

 

Dr. Colin Deddis  Greymore Engineering Services Ltd
Slioch 2 Orchard Grove
Echt, Westhill, AB32 6UL
Contact
Dr. Jarka Glassey Newcastle University
School of Chemical Engineering
and Advanced Materials
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Contact

Conferences


Here you can find conferences dealing with education in Chemical Engineering:

 

Publications

 

Here you can find interesting papers dealing with education in chemical engineering:

Croatian translation of “EFCE Bologna Recommendations” publish in April 2021 
EFCE – Bolonjske preporuke 2020. (prijevod: M. Rogošić), Osvrti, Kem. Ind. 70 (3-4) (2021) 212–220.

 

Previous activities

 

Projects

Here you can find the outcomes of several projects, the EFCE Working Party on Education performed since 1994:


The WPE has developed the following guidelines to design national education websites:
Guidelines for Webpages

 
Summary

April 2013

  •  34 Working Party members
        - Academic 24
        - Industrial 10
  • 23 European countries represented
  • Working Party meets usually twice a year
  • additional 2 forum meetings to prepare meetings and to discuss special topics 
  • Re-formed 1992 to study chemical engineering curricula in Europe
  • Survey of  "Chemical Engineering Curricula" completed 1994
  • Recommendation of a "Chemical Engineering Core Curriculum" 1994/2000 
  • Survey of "Biochemical Engineering Education" completed 1996
  • Development of a website (http://www.efce.info/wpe ) 2001 - ongoing
  • Preparation of EFCE's statement on Bologna Process 2003
  • Concept of the EFCE Student Mobility Award developed 2004
  • EFCE Bologna Recommendations elaborated 2004/2005 and published in September 2005
  • International conferences and symposia supported:
       "Chemical Engineering Education" sessions run at WCCE, ECCE and CHISA
  • Current work in 2013: see page "Mission"

Members area

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