Associations and Networks

At Total, we aim to share our expertise with students, faculty and professionals who are passionate about the energy industry. Senior Total leaders participate in many events and conferences where we can share our knowledge, such as the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), which focuses on innovation and creative action in education.


We are a member of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) and we support initiatives like the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), the Global Student Forum (GSF), the European Association of Geoscientist and Engineers (EAGE) Lecture Tour, and the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) Career Day.

GEDC Annual Conference and WEEF 2017

The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) annual conference is a global gathering of individuals and organizations who have an interest in engineering education and the desire to advance the global community, to forge long-term collaborations, and to enhance the quality of engineering education and research.


The 2017 GEDC annual meeting is taking place in Niagara Falls, Canada and will bring together top engineering leaders from around the globe to discuss issues of importance: from smart systems to bio-innovation, from to sustainability to engaging local communities and more. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Innovating to Meet Grand Global Challenges’. Find out more here.


The 2016 GEDC conference took place in Seoul, South Korea, in conjunction with the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), building on the themes developed at previous conferences in Adelaide, Dubai and Chicago, such as smart tools for learning, the classroom of the future and education in a resource-constrained environment. Find out more here. Total was a gold sponsor for the WEEF and the 2016 theme was ‘Engineering Education for a Smart Society.’

global student forum

Total is sponsoring the 2017 Global Student Forum (GSF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, focusing on ‘Sustainability – Green Engineering and beyond’. This event is a chance for academics; representatives from government bodies; industry and non-profit organizations; and students to discuss important issues concerning the Engineering Education system.


The GSF will encourage and support participants to develop innovative solutions, and also think critically and act purposefully to train a future generation of engineers that prioritize sustainability in their practices.


Total sees this event as highly important because it combines the development of two essential factors for our future: sustainable engineering and the next generation of engineers. 


This is the 5th year that Total has sponsored this event, with previous editions in Korea, Italy, United Arab Emirates and Colombia. Themes have included ‘Empowering the Milennials’ and ‘Innovation in Research and Engineering Education: Key Factors for Global Competitiveness’.

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