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 economic growth
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 industry.
Foster better education and skills
The 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 businesses need.
Lead the profession
The strategic 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
The 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.