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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Aalborg University holds responsibility for the Aalborg UNESCO Centre. The Centre is part of Department of Planning at which research within the areas 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, Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, Denmark Chair of Advisory Board
Dr Peggy Oti-Boateng Director, Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO  UNESCO
Professor Brian Figaji  Engineering Council of South Africa, formerly UNESCO Executive 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 Professor 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
Tine Herreborg Jørgensen Head of Department of Planning, Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, Denmark  Representing Aalborg University
Adjunct Professor Xiangyun Du  Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, and Professor at Qatar 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
Professor Tony Marjoram Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark  Staff 
Professor Anette Kolmos  Director of Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark  Staff
Associate Professor Aida Guerra  Aalborg PBL Centre, Aalborg University, Denmark  Staff