As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.
We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place from which to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering.
We are a national academy with a global outlook and use our international partnerships to ensure that the UK benefits from international networks, expertise and investment.
The Academy’s work programmes
for 2011 to 2015 are driven by four strategic challenges, each of
which provides a key contribution to a strong and
vibrant engineering sector and to the health and
wealth of society.
Drive faster and more balanced
The strategic challenge is to
improve the capacity of UK entrepreneurs and
enterprises to create innovative products and
services, increase wealth and employment and
rebalance the economy in favour of productive
Foster better education and skills
strategic challenge is to create a system of
engineering education and training that satisfies
the aspirations of young people while delivering the
high calibre engineers and technicians that
Lead the profession
challenge is to harness the collective expertise,
energy and capacity of the engineering profession to
enhance the UK’s economic and social development.
Promote engineering at the heart of society
strategic challenge is to improve public
understanding of engineering, increase awareness of
how engineering impacts on lives and increase public
recognition for our most talented engineers.
Introduction to the Academy