ICET setting up committee on tertiary technology education

6 March 2001. An international committee on tertiary technology education (COMIEST) is being put in place by the International Council for Engineering and Technology (ICET) as part of its follow-up to the World Conference on Science.

The Paris-based Council, the founding members of which are the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and International Union of Technical Associations and Organizations (UATI), is creating COMIEST within the framework of an agreement signed with UNESCO on 16 March 1999.

The acronym stands for Comité international de l’enseignement supérieur des technologies. COMIEST will aim essentially to promote dialogue between the technical and humanist worlds. The publication of a world report on technology figures among its initial projects.

Source: ICET, fax: (331) 43 06 6625, for further information, contact also t.marjoram@unesco.org