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The Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto was created to identify the role of engineering in addressing some of the world's most complex problems. In particular, CGEN is working to enhance the Faculty's global impact by working with undergraduate and graduate students, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, for-profit organizations, academic institutions, and other partners in researching appropriate and sustainable solutions to challenging problems in international development and globalization.
CGEN will be the major driver within the Faculty in preparing engineering graduates to meet the challenges, responsibilities and opportunities in a globally sustainable future and will be a community of scholars who seek to understand global engineering problems through innovations in interdisciplinary research and education.
| || || ||With a focus on collaboration within the Faculty, CGEN will be a leader in addressing the most complex technological and societal problems of our time. Furthermore, CGEN will play a key role in both the education and research mission of the Faculty by promoting interdepartmental and interdivisional research and other scholarly activities related to engineering in a global environment. |
The Centre's primary areas of focus are in sustainable development, innovation, diffusion, and knowledge translation, and appropriate technologies. Creating innovations in the engineering curriculum to incorporate issues related to globalization is also a major component of CGEN's work.