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) in Doha, 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 2016

The Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) annual conference serves as a global gathering of those 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, research and continuing education.


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 is ‘Engineering Education for a Smart Society.’

global student forum

Total sponsored the 2016 Global Student Forum (GSF), focusing on ‘Empowering the Millennials.’


Total also participated in, and sponsored the 2015, 2014 and 2013 GSF and WEEF events in Florence, Italy, Dubai, UAE and Cartagena, Colombia. In 2015, the conference focused on ‘Engineering Education for a Resilient Society.’ In 2014, the theme was ‘Engineering Education for a Global Community’. The 2013 edition focused on ‘Innovation in research and engineering education: key factors for global competitiveness.’


Total sponsors 2 students from Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) to attend the Global Student Forum and WEEF, and has participated in the Best Career Day for the last 3 years.

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