The global challenges we face have no borders.

Engineers must play a fundamental role in designing solutions that will ensure humanity and the planet thrive. To achieve this, we are inspiring and upskilling individuals and organisations to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering.

Celebrating 20 years ofimpact!


Engineers Without Borders UK is proud to be celebrating two decades of transforming engineering education and practice, to ensure a safe and just future for all.


We encourage lifelong, meaningful commitment to globally responsible engineering.


We want to help students, educators, engineers and all in and around engineering to recognise the crucial role they play in challenging current practice and creating positive change.

We equip the engineering community with the skills and expertise to be globally responsible.


Our strategy sets an ambitious target to upskill 250,000 people in the engineering community, deepening their competency and confidence in creating sustainable and equitable outcomes.

We collaborate with organisations to enable globally responsible engineering to become mainstream.

Drive Change

Our strategy isn’t just about educating individuals, but companies and organisations, too. They, after all, are the ones who make the critical decisions and shape industry cultures and standards.

Whether you are an engineer, educator, university student, or involved with engineering in any way, we want and need you to be a part of this movement for change.


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Join a growing network of companies, universities and organisations committed to transforming the world.  

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By 2030 we will build a movement powerful enough to radically transform the culture of engineering.

Our principles of global responsibility are driving the practices required to ensure a safe and just future for all.

Latest news and events

The latest developments in globally responsible engineering. Opinions, events, and updates on our work.

Community response to Engineers 2030

NewsJuly 5, 2024

Through consultation with our communities, Engineers Without Borders UK and the Engineering Professors Council have crafted a unified response to the proposed vision and principles of the National Engineering Policy Centre’s Engineers 2030 project.

NewsJuly 5, 2024

Join the Student Champion team

NewsJuly 4, 2024

Are you passionate about making engineering more globally responsible? We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic students to join us as Student Champions for the upcoming academic year.

NewsJuly 4, 2024

Transformative solutions from tomorrow’s engineers

NewsJune 28, 2024

A look at the inspirational solutions from the 2023/24 Engineering for People Design Challenge UK and Ireland winners.

NewsJune 28, 2024

Greenwashing in engineering: A survival guide

NewsJune 25, 2024

In a world where not all that glitters is green, how can we not only spot greenwashing, but ensure our own work reflects our professional values?

NewsJune 25, 2024

Explore the stories of those who are inspiring change across the sector.

Junior engineers shouldn’t get stuck in specialties. The more you absorb from other related disciplines, the more responsible you can be as you understand the impact of your work.

Jonathan Fashanu, Founder of DASH

Engineers Without Borders UK are always driving students to think globally and consider that it’s not just the immediate, physical infrastructure that needs to be factored in – but the ongoing life of a project to the people and places it serves.

Milly Hennayake, Chartered Civil Engineer at Arup

Engineering education currently doesn’t equip students with the skills they need to engage successfully with communities impacted by projects – technical competency isn’t enough.

Jon Samuel, Head of Responsible Business Partnerships for Anglo American

Working with Engineers Without Borders UK really reinforced the need to have engineers that are trained to understand that the decisions they are making and the things that they are doing impact the planet.

Dr Sarah Peers, Group Head of Sustainability at Spirax-Sarco

Engineers Without Borders UK brought me into contact with people from many different disciplines. This exposed me to viewpoints outside the narrow sphere of my engineering degree, which was invaluable.

Isha Kulkarni, Senior Associate at RMI India

I think we also have a need and a responsibility to be able to work, understand and appreciate other disciplines and voices...

Joe Mulligan, Executive Director KDI

We know we only have one planet, as engineers we are really well placed to make some of these decisions that will reduce the social and environmental impacts of what we're doing.

Ruvan Mendis, Chief Operations Officer at HuelChief Operations Officer at Huel

I believe engineers have the potential to provide solutions to global challenges we face today.

Maryam Lamere, Lecturer and Doctoral Researcher at University West of England

We need engineers who consider their impact, who consider the global dimension and make careful choices about what they work on and how they deliver that to create long term sustainable solutaitons.

Sakthy Selvakumaran, Founder and CEO BKwai

I believe that you need to bring your ‘whole self’ to work to reach your potential, and real diversity comes from true inclusion.

Georgia Thompson, Civil Engineer and founder of D-vers-ty

I had a penny dropping moment when I realised I can use the maths and science side of my brain and the creative, artistic side of my brain and I can do something positive for the planet- I can be an engineer.

Katie Cresswell-Maynard, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders International

Globally responsible engineering is so important- it's up to engineers to come up with the solutions of tomorrow and we need to do it today.

Navjot Sawhney, Founder of The Washing Machine Project