Lavinia Marin, TU Delft, The Netherlands During the course of last year, universities had to…
SEFI Vice-president giving a keynote speech at China’s FEAIP Convention
The Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and Pacific (FEAIP) held its 27th General Assembly & 5th Convention of FEAIP at Xi’a, China, on 29-30 June, 2019. The meeting was organized by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and Northwestern Polytechnical Univesity and supported by the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET). Opening remarks in the event hosted by Prof. WAN Xiaopeng, Vice President of NPU, were given by Prof. HUANG Wei, Deputy President and Provost of NPU, President Elect of FEAIP and Academician of the Chineese Academy of Sciences, Prof. John Li, President of FEAIP, Mr. YAO Jianhong, Deputy Secretary General of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, Mr. WU Aihua, Deputy Director, Department of Higher Educatio, Ministry of Education and Prof. ZANG Qin, CPPCC National Committee Member and Former CAST Vice President. Professor Luis Manuel Sánchez Ruiz, SEFI VP, was invited to give the Plennary Session “Collaborating to update engineering Education for 2030 Education”. The other plenary sessions were run by Mr. WU Aihua, Prof Chuah Hean Teik, President AAET, Prof Elizabeth Taylor, Chair of Washington Accord and Chair of Engineers Australia, and Prof. CHEM Yiyi, Past President of Tongji University.
The Convention included Keynote speeches by Prof.WANG Xue, Prof. HE Cunfu, Prof YANG Yixin, Ir. Dr. Tan Chee Fai, Dr. Mohammed Ebraham Seyedabadi, Prof. Li Fendting, Prof. YIN Xiawei, Prof. CHEN Yuanfang and Ms Khway Sopheap as well as a Round Tables on mobility of engineering personnel in the the Belt and Road region ans FEAIP economies, and strategy for effective implementation of FEAIP engineering education guidelines.
On the other hand, during his stay in Xi’an, Prof. Luis Manuel Sánchez Ruiz recived in a formal ceremony his appointment as Consultant Professor of Nothwestern Polytechnical University.