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Annual Forums

International Forums of Mechanical Engineering are held once a year.

IFM2E 2017

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 15. - 16.11.2017

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IFM2E 2016

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland, 16. - 17.11.2016
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IFM2E 2015

Hochschule Esslingen, University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany, 16.-17.9.2015.

IFME 2014

Planning meeting of IFM2E seminars 24.-25.11.2014 at JAMK

IFME 2013

Hochschule Esslingen, University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany, from 28 to 30.11.2013.

IFME 2012

The 7th International Forum of Mechanical Engineering (IFME) was held in Miskolc, Hungary.

IFME 2011

The 6th International Forum of Mechanical Engineering (IFME) was held in Dornbirn, Austria, on 24-26 November 2011. The Forum theme was Simulation Methods in Industrial Labour and Education (SMILe).

IFME 2010

IFME 2010 was held in Jyväskylä, Finland. The Forum theme was "Opportunities for Mechanical Engineering in Renewable Energy Technologies".

IFME 2009

IFME 2009 was held in Esslingen, Germany. The Forum was held from 26th to 28th November 2009 at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen. The Forum theme was "From Global Production to Global Development?".

The aim of the Forum was to answer the following questions:

  • How about the development of the products?
  • In which cases is it necessary to have development also spread over the different markets?
  • In which cases will a centralized development from the home country work well?
IFME 2008

IFME 2008 was held in Cherbourg, France. The Forum theme was "Quality, Security and Environment in Mechanical Engineering: knowledge and innovation".

IFME 2007

The Second IFME was in Dornbirn, Austria. The Forum theme was "Meeting the Challenges of the Globalized Engineering Industry". The Forum was organized by and held at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, November 29 – December 1.

Aim was to contribute to the development of both the engineering industry and engineering education by addressing the future needs of these two sectors. Companies demonstrated engineering methods and processes, with a focus on both new technologies and current and future challenges in development and production systems. Universities presented the concepts, processes and results of their didactic development initiatives, and showed how these innovations help to prepare students for work in globalized engineering professions.

IFME 2006

The 1st International Forum of Mechanical Engineering was held in Jyväskylä, Finland. The Forum was held from 30 November to 2 December at Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. The Forum theme was "China Way or Our Way?".

The purpose of the Forum was to review and find solutions for

  • the goals and needs of European mechanical engineering industry
  • the state of European mechanical engineering industry education
  • the weak points in the circle of information between industry and education.