Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Aalborg University holds responsibility for the Aalborg UNESCO Centre. The Centre is part of the Department of Planning at which research within the areas of problem-based learning, engineering education, sustainability and social responsibility in engineering is conducted.

According to the decision made at the General Conference of UNESCO, in November of 2013, the function of the Advisory Board will be to:

  • recommend the long-term and medium-term research and training programmes of the Aalborg Centre to Aalborg University as described in Article 4.2;
  • recommend the annual work plan of the Aalborg Centre, including the staffing table to Aalborg University as described in Article 4.2;
  • examine the annual reports submitted by the Director of the Aalborg Centre, including a biennial self-assessment of the Aalborg Centre’s contribution to UNESCO’s programme objectives;
  • adopt the rules and regulations and review the financial, administrative and personnel management procedures for the Aalborg Centre in accordance with the laws of the State of Denmark and the policies and procedures of Aalborg University;
  • decide on the participation of regional intergovernmental organisations and international organisations in the work of the Aalborg Centre;
  • meet in ordinary session at regular intervals, at least once every calendar year;
  • meet in extraordinary session if convened by the Chairperson of the Advisory Board, either on his or her own initiative or at the request of the Director-General of UNESCO or of five of its members;
  • adopt its own rules of procedure.

MEMBERS OF ADVISORY BOARD

Professor Henrik Pedersen

Dean, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University

Chair of advisory board
Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng

Director, Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO

UNESCO
Professor Brian Figaji Eng Council South Africa, former UNESCO Exec Board

Representing Member States

Professor José Ismael Peña Reyes Professor of Engineering Faculty, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Representing Member States

Professor Qidi WU Director, UNESCO ICEE, Tsinghua University, China

Representing Member States

Associate Prof Zheping XIE UNESCO ICEE, Tsinghua University, China

Representing Member States

Professor Mogens Rysholt Poulsen Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Denmark  Representing Aalborg University

Professor MSO Anne Merrild Hansen

Head of Department of Planning, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University

Representing Aalborg University

Professor Frede Blåbjerg

Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Denmark  Representing Aalborg University
Associate Professor Henrik Brohus Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Denmark Representing Aalborg University

Prof Thomas Ryberg

Director, Institute for Advanced Study in PBL, Aalborg University, Denmark Representing Aalborg University
Prof Xiangyun DU Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark Staff

Prof Tony Marjoram

Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark Staff
Associate Professor Aida Guerra Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark Staff

Prof Euan Lindsay

Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark Staff
Prof Anette Kolmos Director Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark Staff