KSEE was established in 1993 with the mission of developing engineering education together with the associated technology transfer infrastructure to better the new generations of Korean engineers who will sustain the thriving Korean economy into the new millennium.
The activities of KSEE involve these factors in the engineering education: improvement of the infrastructure, incubation of new paradigms, expansion of this field of study, introduction of early-stage engineering to K-12, and
improvement of domestic and international collaborations.
KEDC was established in 1991 with the mission of acting as the definitive agent for dissemination, betterment and promotion of Korea’s science, technology and engineering culture through grassroots-analyses of problems pertaining to prevailing engineering education practices and also through convergence and extraction of its members’ visions pertaining to engineering education in service of future competitiveness of Korea. The operations of KEDC involves acting as intermediary between the engineering educational institutions and the government and government-related agencies in the joint formulations and implementations of national agendas and policies.
The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, IFEES, is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization. IFEES enhances the effectiveness of member organizations and to contribute to the improvement of engineering education around the world.
IFEES brings together a global collection of educational, industrial, and other organizations interested in engineering education who are committed to positively impacting global development and socio-economic growth.
The Global Engineering Deans Council, GEDC, was established in 2008 when twenty deans came together in Paris and signed the 'Paris Declaration'. The Mission of the GEDC is to serve as a global network of engineering deans and to leverage the collective strengths of the deans for the advancement of engineering education, research and service to the global community. The four main arms of GEDC strategic plans are: institutional leadership, curriculum leadership, policy leadership and accreditation leadership.
The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) aims to become a world-leading research funding agency by promoting knowledge creation, innovative research, and the establishment of a global research environment through its multidisciplinary core programs. The NRF is working to elevate Korea to the status of a superpower in terms of knowledge and brainpower, by promoting development focused on research in close cooperation with world-class research funding agencies.
KAICEE (Korean Association of Innovation Centers for Engineering Education)
KAICEE is a nationwide body spanning a total of 65 participating universities selected over the years 2007 - 2012 and in promoting requisite cooperation and networking, is structurally organized into 6 constituent groups each of which pivots around associated Hub University Center.
Since its inception in 2007, due to its strong grassroots constituency and massive and stable funding, KAICEE has been a real and vital presence, medium and instigator of all engineering education-related activities of Korea.
Since its founding in 1999, the ABEEK has made strides by working closely with Korean industries and education providers. ABEEK has strived to assure the quality of educational programs in engineering and related disciplines, and to enhance the professional competence of the graduates of those programs in Korea. ABEEK has also sought membership in the international engineering community, and became full signatory of the Washington Accord in June, 2007, the Sydney Accord, and the Dublin Accord in June, 2013. In 2008, ABEEK also played a key role in establishing the Seoul Accord for the computing and IT-related education at the tertiary level.
Center for WISET was established in 2011, integrating various support programs for women in STEM. The main purposes are (1) to develop strategies and policies for women in STEM, (2) to provide a total support for women in STEM so that they can fully develop and practice their abilities, and (3) to contribute to the advancement of women scientists and engineers.
Programs are designed to nurture self-sustainable eco-system based on lifecycle tailored support system, starting from K-12 programs to recruit more women into STEM and to programs for advancement of women scientists and engineers.
Students majoring in Engineering and Technology are selected by Engineering school deans or university presidents. YEHS was established in 2005 and has 800 members today. The exchanges among students with diverse backgrounds help them grow into next-generations’ science and technology leaders who can contribute to society. YEHS is a venue where engineers with different majors and different career aspirations share their knowledge and experience, which can be the starting point of future convergence. YEHS is fully supported by National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).
SPEED is a global, non-profit student organization that functions as an interdisciplinary network of engineering students, who aspire to provide opinion and create an impact on future development of engineering education and its effect on society and environment. Through engineering education initiatives and collaboration with academia, industry, society and government, SPEED is committed to improving the future of engineering education whilst embracing the considerable engineering challenges being faced in the 21st century.
IIDEA is a leadership training institute focused on establishing a global network of engineering faculty development programs to disseminate learning about the transformation of engineering education worldwide. IIDEA aims to provide all the engineering education associations, institutions and other engineering education stakeholders a clearing house of high caliber and world-class engineering faculty leadership training workshops/courses/seminars, helping to broker the offering of these around the world. These workshops led by world class and recognized engineering education leaders, are available to IFEES members and other interested parties as stand alone or as pre- post conference activities.
AEESEAP (Association for Engineering Education in Southeast Asia and the Pacific) was established by the support of UNESCO, in order to refresh the engineering education in Southeast Asia. AEESEAP’s goal is to promote engineering education
within the Southeast and East Asia and the Pacific, and meet the demand for enhanced engineering competencies within the region.