Coursera Executive Forum - GEDC Industry Forum


A dynamic exchange between leaders in engineering education

30th November 2021

How can universities evolve their curricula to equip engineering students with the future skills that employers need?

Coursera Executive Forum  - GEDC Industry Forum

Event Highlights


During the event, we explored what are the skills engineering students need in the future and how we know these are the most in demand skills. We discussed how the skills needed are changing and shared examples of how universities can evolve their curricula to equip students with the skills that employers need.




Check the new Education for Employability report from Coursera and Amazon Web Services, which explores 4 ways universities and colleges can equip students in technical majors with the skills and career resources needed to thrive in a post-COVID economy. Click here to get the report.


Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from leading university and industry representatives to kick-start our dialogue. Find out more about our first speakers below, the full line up will be announced soon.

Stefano Olivieri - MathWorks
Cecile Hardebolle - EPFL
Yann Busnel - IMT Atlantique

Stefano Olivieri

Yann Busnel

Cécile Hardebolle

Customer Success Manager,

Head of SRCD department,
IMT Atlantique

Teaching Advisor in the Center for
Digital Education, EPFL

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Carlos Salgado - Coursera
Kirsten Williamson  - GEDC Industry Forum

Carlos Salgado

Hosted by Kirsten Williamson

Director Of Strategic Partnerships
& Business Development, Coursera

CEO, Petrus and
Co-Chair, Global Engineering Deans
Council Industry Forum

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This Coursera Executive Forum is a short interactive session is designed for senior engineering education leaders to hear thought provoking content, share best practise, network and exchange with peers. This international gathering (Europe, Middle-East and Africa focussed) will be held in English and hosted via zoom - connection details will be shared with registered participants ahead of the event. Due to the highly interactive nature of the event, space is necessarily limited – please complete the information below to secure your place.

Date: Tuesday 22nd June
Time: 13:00-15:00 (BST - British Summer Time)
Theme: How can digital education and access to digital labs prepare engineers to succeed in the world of work?

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