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Petrus designs and delivers impactful learning experiences and creative campaigns. We bring together companies, students and universities worldwide for skills development, brand communications, recruitment, engagement, innovation and community building.

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Petrus designs and delivers impactful learning experiences and creative campaigns. We bring together companies, students and universities worldwide for skills development, innovation, brand communications, recruitment, and community building.

We transform the way companies, students and universities


Petrus can help you to innovate, influence, and inspire the very best of the world’s diverse talent.
We transform the way companies and universities interact.

Working Together to Support the Next Generation of Talent!

“On behalf of the whole Petrus team I wish our clients, partners, participants and friends optimism, energy, good health and success in 2021. We are grateful for the opportunities we had last year and I want to thank everyone who worked with us, supported or took part in our activities. I look forward to designing more pioneering, impactful and award-winning projects with you all in 2021.”

Kirsten Williamson, Founder & CEO, Petrus

In our first update of the new year, we’re reflecting on the positives from 2020 and asking you to get involved in our activities in 2021. Keep reading to find out more!


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Check out the GEDC Industry Forum ‘Idea Book’ – highly creative outputs from our 2020 online event

Following the success of the 2020 GEDC Industry Forum, hosted online by the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, Canada together with the Global Engineering Deans Council and Petrus, we’re pleased to share the Dynamic Design Group ‘Idea Book’. The outputs from nine creative, international, expert design groups is gathered here in an interactive format with many useful resources.


See how our global community of engineering and education leaders responded to COVID-19

Reflecting on what we learnt from 2020, the global health crisis provided a remarkable opportunity to rethink how we develop students for engineering careers, and find more meaningful ways to engage with our stakeholders and local communities. While preparing the 2020 GEDC Industry Forum, we put out a call for case studies on how this global community of engineering and education leaders and their organisations had responded to COVID-19.


Watch the Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge Winner Announcement!

Launched in January 2019, we’re proud to have supported Airbus with their journey to take cutting edge science out of the lab and into industry through the Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge. In December 2020, the winning team - Machine Learning Reply - was announced at the Q2B Practical Quantum Computing virtual event.



SAVE THE DATE - 2021 GEDC Industry Forum in Dresden, Germany

The 2021 GEDC Industry Forum will take place from 20th- 23rd September 2021 in partnership with the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) and TU Dresden’s Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Sciences “Friedrich List”, Institute of Traffic Telematics (TUD IoT). The event will be connected to the 24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2021) and the 50th IGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy.


Supporting the next generation of talent with the Global Learning Expedition in 2021

2021 will see a new series of the pioneering Global Learning Expedition we developed in 2020 in response to the impact of Covid-19 on students worldwide. This highly interactive online program enables students from all backgrounds and profiles to develop intercultural and professional skills from anywhere in the world. The Global Learning Expedition gathers interdisciplinary teams from universities world-wide to work with world-class coaches and industry experts on real world challenges, enabling students to gain valuable career insights while building their professional network.
Which themes do you want to see the next generation of talent work on in 2021?


Online Learning Global Research Project – share your experience!

Given the evolution in online education in 2020, we’re conducting a global survey to better understand the opportunities and challenges related to online education platforms, to inform developments in this field based on the needs of users at Universities. Please do share your experience by participating in the survey.
There are about 20 short questions which will take 15 minutes or less to complete. All respondents will be sent a copy of the report summary.


There are many opportunities to join our programs as a speaker, coach or expert, or with a challenge to present to students. You might get involved in our innovative Industry Forum network with a focus on developing the next generation of engineering innovators, experts and leaders. Please stay in touch and let me know how we can support your work at university, or in your company or organization this year.

We look forward to connecting in 2021.

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Join us in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2022 GEDC Industry Forum Dean & Industry Design Workshop.

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