Associations and Networks

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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

The Global Student Forum (GSF) is a conference organized by the Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED) which brings together representatives from higher education, government bodies, industry and non-profit organizations, and an increasing number of students from all around the world to discuss issues relevant to engineering education.


By attending this event, students get the chance to take part in an international event and experience cross-cultural communication, and deepen their knowledge of the solutions and challenges facing the industry, and the energy sector in particular.


Supporting our commitment to better energy

This is the 5th year that Total has sponsored the GSF because it brings together two important priorities for our commitment to better energy: sustainable solutions for the engineering challenges of the future and the education of the next generation of engineers. We sponsored the 2017 Global Student Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the theme was ‘Sustainability – Green Engineering and Beyond.’ Total representatives joined around 100 students from 21 countries for the 3-day interactive event.


Presentations, facilitations and more in Kuala Lumpur

The 13th GSF was an action-packed occasion for us – our activities at the event included an interactive presentation on the Group and in particular on renewable energies. Total was represented on the spot by Mickael Scherrer, International University Relations Project Manager, Gatien Courcelle, Solar Business Developer from Total Myanmar and Yuzila Yusof, Head of HR & Communications, Total Malaysia.


Two BEST students from Aristotle University of Technology; Greece and Denmark University of Technology and three previous Team Total grant recipients, from Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia, were sponsored by Total to join other students for the event in Kuala Lumpur. These students had an active role delivering presentations on their projects and facilitating a working group. You can see more in our videos from the 2017 event here.

Sharing highlights from the GSF with a global audience


Engaging with the international delegates enjoying the opportunity to discuss energy solutions with their peers, the Total Campus team set a fun online challenge and invited students to capture their event highlights in a photo and then share it on social media with other energy enthusiasts. Congratulations to everyone who took part, especially to the 7 selected winners who received an Awango lamp! We also had a chance to discuss current Total opportunities, in particular Team Total, with students who visited our video stand – see us in action here.

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