SERINA is an online portal dedicated to the support and promotion of engineering education and research that best demonstrate or seek to demonstrate active practices of sustainability and engagement within the communities that the initiatives aspire to serve.

SERINA is a global engineering education initiative of the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) that stems from the organisation’s Porto Declaration in May 2016, being a pledge by members to seek solutions to 21st Century Grand Challenges threatening survival.

Latest Initiatives

Engineering for Sustainable Development: Guiding Principles

‘Humanity has the ability to make developmentsustainable – to ensure that it meets the needsof the present without compromising the abilityof future generations to meet their own...

Deep Decarbonization: A Way Forward on Climate Change

"Global emissions have soared by two-thirds in the three decades since international climate talks began. To make the reductions required, what’s needed is a new approach that...

ENGINEERING VIA THE USE OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

The University of Florida (UF) has a sustainable materials management group in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. "A combination of field and...

SDGAcademyX

(Free online courses from SDG Academy) "The SDG Academy creates and curates graduate-level courses on sustainable development for learners around the world. From sustainable...

What is “Sustainable Engineering”

"Sustainable engineering is the process of designing or operating systems such that they use energy and resources sustainably, in other words, at a...

Underrepresented Population in STEM Careers: Why Is Progress So Slow?

Speakers: Clara Piloto, Director of Global Programs and Director of Digital Plus Programs, MIT Professional Education Sonia Garcia, Senior Director Access and Inclusion, Dwight Look College...

Turbines in City Water Pipes To Create Free Electricity

What an awesome project!!!! "If you live in Portland, Oregon, your lights are now powered in part by the water flowing through your pipes.

WEC 2019: “We can’t build a better world without a better construction industry”

Matt Gough’s keynote at the World Engineers Convention focused on how and why the construction industry must move to be more sustainable. "Gough is...

Batteries made with sulfur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy

"Lithium-ion batteries have changed the world. Without the ability to store meaningful amounts of energy in a rechargeable, portable format we would have no smartphones or other...

A New Push to the Poverty-Alleviation Efforts in Nujiang

"On May 30, 2019, an online learning platform was built for the professionals and technicians in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture. All the courses are offered free of...

Mother River Protection, China!

"We face a very grim ecological environment and suffer from serious soil erosion with an infected area of 1.794 million square kilometres, accounting for 18.7 per cent...

Sustainable Development Goals and Civil Engineering

"Some business leaders are as yet uncertain of the use of the Sustainable Development Goals, and how they could benefit their sector. From an...