Research Symposia



In 2008, the UNESCO chair for PBL and Engineering Education organised the first International Research Symposium in PBL (IRSPBL) with the aim to create a community of researchers within PBL and engineering education, to promote collaboration between PBL research communities and to initiate new research projects. The first IRSPBL was held at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

After 2008, the IRSPBL has been organised every two years in collaboration with international partners. The IRSPBL is also supported by its internal and international committees. 

To see more about the research symposia, please click in respective IRSPBL titles provided in the following:

Upcoming Symposium:


Previous Symposia:


THEME:  Social Progress and Sustainability
July 3-5, 2017 
Hosted by: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Videos from the conference can be found here: 



THEME:  International Joint Conference on the Learner in Engineering Education (IJCLEE 2015)
July 6-9, 2015 
Hosted by: Mondragon University (Spain)
Co-organisers: PAEE and ALE

4th International Research Symposium in PBL (IRSPBL’13)

THEME: PBL Across Cultures
July 2-3, 2013
Hosted by: UTM, Malaysia

3rd International Research Symposium in PBL (IRSPBL’11)

THEME: PBL Across the Disciplines: Research into Best Practice
November 28-29, 2011
Hosted by: Coventry University, UK

2nd International Research Symposium in PBL (IRSPBL’09)

December 3-4, 2009
Hosted by: Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia

1st International Research Symposium in PBL (IRSPBL’08)

June 30 - July 1, 2008
Hosted and organised by: UNESCO chair in PBL in Engineering Education, Aalborg University, Denmark