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Engineering Scotland's Autumn Lecture: Internationalising Scotland's Excellence in Engineering

Engineernig Scotland
University of Glasgow
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:00

The quality of Scotland’s education system is renowned and well documented;  we command a disproportionately high influence on the world stage in terms of our engineering heritage and expertise. The question is: How can we best capitalise on this to the benefit of individuals, companies, our educational system and our economy?

Engineering Scotland is delighted to invite you to join us for the 2015 Autumn Lecture, when we will welcome Dr Scott Younger, OBE D Eng (Hon) PhD MS CEng FICE, Technical Director of Nusantara Infrastructure, Jakarta and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, to address us on how we can reap advantage and competitive edge from the internationalisation of Scotland’s engineering expertise. Dr Younger, who this year received an Honorary Degree from the University and is regarded as a splendid, contemporary example of Scottish engineering skill and nous, has spent four decades working in ten different countries. He was jointly responsible for setting up the Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand, which is affiliated to the Institution of Civil Engineers in the early 1980s and for establishing the Jakarta branch of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1995. Following a summary of the issues facing world development in the coming years, he will share his experience of the opportunities and the challenges of creating overseas partnerships, educational initiatives and professional organisations. In the next 30-40 years, 90% of the world’s population will live in Asia – that’s why it’s paramount that we, in Scotland, develop and maintain commercial and mutually beneficial relationships with Asia – Indonesia alone today has a population of 240 million.

The Lecture is kindly hosted by Professor John Marsh, Head of School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow and you are warmly invited to join us at the Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, on the corner of University Avenue and Gibson Street at 6pm for light refreshments. The Lecture evening will commence at 6.30pm and we will close at 8pm. Free parking will be available from 5.00pm at the University, entering through the Main Gate on the brow of the hill on University Avenue.     Alternatively, there is plentiful parking in Kelvin Way and in the public car park adjacent to Kelvinbridge Underground Station, both nearby.

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening of Monday, 26th October. The event is free but you do need to register via Eventbrite by clicking here.