AEngD is launched

The inaugural meeting of the AEngD steering committee, held on 17 November 2010, laid out ambitious aims to support the UK engineering research community.

(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:

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