Jim Al-Khalili – The importance of communicating science and engineering in the 21st century




Event Date: 16 – 17 April 2013

University of Portsmouth

Portland Building



The Engineering Professors’ Council presents:

Engineering Professors’ Council Congress 2013

Engineering in Higher Education: investing for impact

The importance of engineering to the world is often overlooked. It is engineering in all of its many and varied forms that enables the world to work. We engineers are our own worst enemies – too busy delivering solutions to talk about them !” Paul Westbury FREng, CBE, Chief Executive, Buro Happold.

As we prepare for the next CSR and enter the final furlong in our preparations for the Research Excellence Framework, which now seeks to measure the impact of what we do, Congress2013 will take as its theme, how engineering in higher education “ticks all of the impact boxes” and contributes in diverse ways to the future success of UKPlc. There will be speakers from the funding councils, media, industry and senior academics plus workshops offering the opportunity to share best practice in writing impact case studies, university-industry collaboration, delivering innovation in the curriculum and others on understanding the future finances of high cost subjects and managing change.

Tuesday 16th April, 2013

Public Lecture: Professor Jim Al-Khalili (Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey) – The importance of communicating science and engineering in the 21st century



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