Prof. Dr. Ahmet Öztaş
Director of IRO Department, Ishik University
Ahmet Öztaş is the Director of International Relation Office of Ishik university in Erbil. He was the President of Ishik University from september 2012 to June 2017, prior to which he was the Dean of Engineering and Architecture Faculty at Epoka University in Tirana, Albania.
Ahmet’s background is in Mathematics and Civil Engineering. He graduated first from the Mathematics department of İnönü University in Malatya, Turkey and then from Civil Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has a MSc. in Construction Management from Istanbul University and obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in Manchester, U.K. His PhD title was “The Mitigation of the Effects of Delays in Construction Projects – A Knowledge Based System Approach”.
Dr. Hans J. Hoyer
Secretary General, IFEES
Executive Secretary, GEDC
Hans J. Hoyer is the Secretary General of the International Federation for Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), Executive Secretary of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), and Resident Scholar in Global Engineering at Marquette University. Former Director of International Programs and Strategy for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and co-founder of the Indo-US Collaborative for Engineering Education (IUCEE).
Dr. Hoyer has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Studies at MIT, a Fellow at Harvard’s School of Education and Visitor at the Kennedy School of Government. He was dean of the graduate program at the School for International Training, World Learning and Executive Director of the Executive Training Program for global governmental and NGO leaders in Brattleboro, Vermont. He also taught at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. and Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD. He earned his Ph.D. at American University in Washington, D.C. and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Organization of American States, carrying out research in the Rio de la Plata region of South America. He is Honorary Professor in universities in India, Peru and Kazakhstan.
Prof. Dr. David Scott
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Australia
Worked in Civil Engineering industry and academia for 35 years in UK, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Thailand, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius.
Areas of activity are focused around civil construction; Construction technology, Feasibility studies, IT applications & simulation, Engineering economics Appropriate technology, Engineering education.
Now Professor of Civil Engineering at Curtin University, Perth Australia. Recently visiting teaching fellow at Canterbury University, New Zealand and Nottingham University, UK.
External examiner: Malaysia, Mauritius Chair and member of accreditation panels for Engineers Australia throughout Australia for more than 10 years.
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