Call for Doctoral Symposium in Engineering Education at SEFI 2024

The 8th Doctoral Symposium in Engineering Education Research offers an opportunity for PhD candidates to exploreand develop research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a number of well-known senior scholars within the Engineering Education Research (EER) field. During the Doctoral Symposium, the participants will sharetheir current dissertation work with others and exchange feedback.

To this event, we now invite doctoral students in Engineering Education Research. Ideally, the participants have an active PhD research plan, so they can benefit from participating in the workshop.

The aim is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students to:

  • meet other students and supervisors to extend their network and view of the EER field,
  • present and discuss their own work and the work of others,
  • get perspectives from scholars outside their own institution,
  • contribute to the conference and the SEFI EER community with other participants, and
  • promote collaborative research and elaborate future research directions.

The Doctoral Symposium takes place on Sunday September 1st, as a pre-conference event to the SEFI2024 Annual Conference organized by EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. All participants to the Symposium must also be registered to the main conference. For PhD students accepted to the Doctoral Symposium there is no additional fee above the reduced fee for PhD students for SEFI2024 conference (please, fin registration fees here).

To participate, please submit an extended abstract by 3rd June 2024 using the template for the symposium. See important dates below.

Doctoral Symposium Deadlines
3rd June 2024 Submission of extended abstract covering the central aspects of the PhD work according to the template. Send to
7th June 2024 Notification of final acceptance
14th June 2024 Early bird registration for the SEFI conference (please check SEFI2024 website for any update)
1st Sept 2024 Doctoral Symposium at SEFI2024

The Doctoral Symposium is organised and chaired by:


  • Jonte Bernhard, Professor Emeritus, Linköping University, SEFI Fellow, Former Chair of the SEFI SIG Engineering Education Research and Deputy Editor of the European Journal for Engineering Education,
  • Kristina Edström, Associate Professor, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, SEFI Fellow, Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal for Engineering Education,
  • Tinne De Laet, Associate Professor, KU Leuven, Chair of the SEFI SIG Engineering Education Research
  • Shannon Chance, Lecturer & Programme Chair, TU Dublin, Deputy Editor of the European Journal for Engineering Education

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