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The University of Cape Town is pleased to invite you to the 8th Research in Engineering Education Symposium. REES 2019 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 10–12 July 2019.

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REES is the biennial symposium of the Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN), an international community of scholars interested in conducting high quality work in, and advancing the field of, engineering education research. One of the goals of REEN is the development of meaningful collaboration between engineering education researchers working in different parts of the world. As such, we are pleased to announce that REEN is partnering with SASEE, the South African Society for Engineering Education, for a joint biennial conference in 2019. Click here for the SASEE announcement.

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Following on the success of a REES on all the other continents (except Antarctica!), hosting this conference in Africa for the first time fulfils the mission of REEN as an international, independent and inclusive forum to advance scholarly discourse on research in engineering education. More information about REEN and the previous seven symposia may be found here



Given the exciting potential for networking and collaboration between engineering education scholars, practitioners and students, the theme of REES 2019 is: Research in Engineering Education: making connections.




Important dates


 Abstract submission opens  29 May, 2018
 Abstract submission closes  16 Nov, 2018
 Abstract decision  17 Dec, 2018
 Deadline for full paper submission  01 Mar, 2019
 Notification of acceptance from review process  19 Apr, 2019
 Deadline for final paper submission  17 May, 2019
 Symposium  10–12 July, 2019





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REES 2019 will be in Cape Town, a port city on the southwest coast of South Africa and the legislative capital of the country. The city of Cape Town is diverse and multicultural and boasts the oldest, and one of the most prestigious universities in the country, the University of Cape Town (UCT). ). UCT is regarded as having one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, with its main teaching campus (Upper Campus) situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.


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