1st AECEF International Symposium

by Dr. Jiri Vaska

The Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF) is preparing its first international symposium, to be held in Prague in fall 1995. The general topic of the Symposium is "Education for Civil and Environmental Engineering and Surveying".

The aim of the Symposium is to create a forum for sharing and exchanging experience among university teachers, research workers and those engaged in the building industry who take an interest in problems of study systems and study programmes for civil engineering. The symposium will concentrate on the compatibility of European systems of educating civil engineers, on the requirements for civil engineers at various stages of the buikJing process, the development of the system of education for the 21 st century, and developments in the building industry and its influence on the education of civil engineers.

The themes of the Symposium will be:

The conclusions and recommendations of the Symposium will be placed at the disposal of the relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of civil engineering.

Contributions to the topics of the Symposium will be published in the Symposium Proceedings. The symposium will be organized in the form of plenary sessions and discussions in specialized sections. The language of the Symposium will be English. Study tours and social activities will be organized for Symposium participants and accompanying persons.

The First General Assembly of the AECEF will be held in conjunction with the Symposium. It will consider the previous activities of the AECEF so far, and discuss the further development of the Association.

The first announcement and call for papers for the Symposium will soon be available for all AECEF members and other persons interested in the topic of the Symposium.

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