ACK to Host 2021 CDIO Asian Regional Meeting

ACK to Host 2021 CDIO Asian Regional Meeting

ACK has won a bid to host the 2021 CDIO Asian Regional Meeting in Kuwait. This is the first time a Conceive – Design – Implement - Operate (CDIO) Asian Regional Meeting will be held in a Gulf Cooperation Council country.

CDIO is an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers. The first syllabus was created in 2001, with the standards designed and the initiative formed in 2004. Developed with input from academics, industry, engineers and students, it is a holistic experiential approach to learning that links the lifecycle phases of Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating a product, system, service or process.

ACK’s successful bid follows a formal presentation made on behalf of ACK, by Dr. Mohammad Abdul Niby, Dean of the School of Engineering, who presented to the CDIO Asian leaders at an official Meeting, held at the conclusion of the recent 15th International CDIO Conference at Aarhus University in Denmark.

ACK is the first institution in the Gulf to become a member of the CDIO Initiative. It has done a number of things to implement CDIO principles at the College including emphasizing internships to enable students to spend time within industries and business settings. Moreover, having graduation projects at the end of the course challenges students to link together and showcase all their learning outcomes throughout their educational journey.

The 2021 Asian regional meeting will be attended by more than 200 participants from 12 different countries throughout the Asian region. The meeting will provide important benefits to ACK and to the higher educational sector in Kuwait as a whole as it will provide a platform for international exchange of engineering education, it will also give an opportunity for Kuwaiti institutions to increase their understanding of international perspectives and approaches to engineering education.

Commenting on the achievement, the President of ACK, Prof. Isam Zabalawi said: “We are very proud to be the host of the 2021 CDIO Asian Regional Meeting. At ACK we emphasize CDIO as it provides a variety of means through which learners are holistically prepared for their futures after graduation. The CDIO approach is directly in line with the primary core value of ACK ‘to enable human potential within a culture of care.’’

Posted on Dec. 29, 2019