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Engineering Education for the New Age: Building Collaboration with Africa

报告题目: Engineering Education for the New Age: Building Collaboration with Africa
报 告 人: Prof. Yashin Brijmohan(世界工程组织联合会(WFEO)副主席兼能力建设委员会主席)

报告时间: 2017年5月23日15:00 – 17:00pm
报告地点: 清华大学西主楼3区102会议室
联 系 人: 孙宏斌    电话:62783086

Yashin Brijmohan
Yashin Brijmohan has a passion for the development of people. He is a Professional Engineer with a BSc Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal, a Masters in Engineering Management from the University Of Pretoria and a Post-Graduate Business Management Qualification from the University of Warick. He has held various positions in both Engineering and Education, and had the privilege to serve on various committees and councils both Internationally and Nationwide:
In Engineering, he worked mainly at the largest Power Utility in Africa (Eskom) where he played key roles, managing teams in the areas of Asset Management, Maintenance, and Plant Investigations. He has also led the design team for one of the world’s most complex photovoltaic plants, which is now used for research purposes. He is however commonly known for his expertise in Strategy Development, Business planning, and Project Management.
He is currently appointed at Monash South Africa (Higher Education Institution based in South Africa) where he held the post of Head of Engineering, Information Technology and Design, and now recently appointed as Executive Dean of Business, Engineering, and Technology.
Other notable portfolios in his career are:
Appointed by the Minister of Public Works on the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Council Member and Executive committee member,
Head of School for Engineering at the Eskom Corporate University
Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, Chair of the International Engineering Capacity Building Committee
Chairperson: The Strategic Advisory Committee for the Engineering Council of South Africa
Chairperson: The Tertiary Education Support Programme developing Science, Engineering Research and Educational centres in South Africa
Chairperson: The Science, Technology and Innovation Park at University of KwaZulu Natal
Chairperson: The Technical Training Steering Committee for Eskom National
Board member on the Southern African Universities Power Engineering National Council.
Chairperson of the Young Professional Development Committee (Eskom National)
Chairperson of The Cape Peninsular University of Technology Advisory Board (Electrical)
Vice Chair for Finance & Staff (Engineering Council of South Africa)
National Science and Technology Forum Adjudication panel member
Business Manager: Strategy and Planning
Quality Manager for ISO certification
Member on the National Engineering Deans Committee
Manager of South Africa’s Black Researchers Academic Development Programme jointly with the National Research Foundation (NRF)
and Chief Judge (Provincial Expo for Young Scientists)
Lead of the Africa Engineering Week
Chairperson: Chairs of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations Standing Committees Meeting
In his private capacity, he was the Secretariat and National Committee member of a Meditation NGO, and he still spends much of his free time assisting communities, teaching the practice of Meditation and awareness of holistic medicine. He enjoys giving back to the community where he currently serves as Chairperson of a local Primary School Governing Body.