The Engineers Without Borders UK story began in 2001 when a group of students at Cambridge University were inspired by one of the founders of Engineers Without Borders Canada. However, the first Engineers Without Borders organisation was established in France in 1982, followed in the 1990s by entirely separate organisations in Spain and Italy. This was followed by rapid expansion and there are now more than 60 Engineers Without Borders organisations around the world.
All Engineers Without Borders organisations are independent of each other, and operate in different ways, but they are united by a common belief that engineering should be about solving problems for people.
Check out some of the key milestones in our story below.