(18 November 2010) On 17th November the Steering Committee for the Association of Engineering Doctorates (AEngD), held its inaugural meeting. This national Association establishes a community of Engineering Doctorate providers (initially the 19 EPSRC-funded Industrial Doctorate Centres, IDCs) with aims:
The Committee, chaired by Prof. Patrick Godfrey, one of three EPSRC industrial advocates and director of the IDC in Systems (Bristol and Bath), identified the AEngD's immediate key objectives:
The launch of the AEngD will be marked in 2012 with a two-day Conference for research engineers across all IDCs, prominent EngD alumni, and UK industry and academic leaders.
Steering Group members are: