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The picture shows Prof. R. Špaček

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  18 February 2019

A brief meeting of the WIETE InternationalAcademic Advisory Committee(WIETE-IAAC) was held on Monday, 18 February 2019. The meeting commenced activities in relation to the 10th Jubilee WIETE Annual Conference on Engineering and Technology Education, held at the Cinnamon Residence in Bangkok, Thailand, between 18 and 22 February 2019. The meeting was attended and chaired by Prof. Robert Špaček of the Faculty of Architecture at Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia, and President of the WIETE International Academic Advisory Committee (WIETE-IAAC).

The Opening Ceremony of the Conference was held on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, where Prof. Zenon J. Pudlowski, WIETE Director, welcomed participants and guests. Prof. R. Špaček, Prof. Andrew Nafalski of the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, the Immediate Past-President of the WIETE-IAAC (President between 2014 - 2018), and Prof. Sabina Kuc of Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland (a Vice-President of the WIETE-IAAC), welcomed the delegates and their guests.

The Opening Ceremony also saw the presentation of four opening addresses: Automatic verification of the remote laboratory NetLab authored by Mr H. Considine, Prof. A. Nafalski and Dr Z. Nedic, all of the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, and presented by Prof. A. Nafalski; Education of architects: historical and contemporary aspects of teaching freehand drawing by Prof. Andrzej Białkiewicz, Vice-Rector, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland; Sense of humour in architectural education authored by Prof. R. Špaček and Dr J. Legény, of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia, presented by Prof. R. Špaček; and To read, or not to read, that is the question faced by undergraduate engineering students - using the cloze procedure to reveal their choice by Assoc./Prof. Arthur J. Swart of Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa. Interesting discussions followed the presentations.

Subsequent Conference deliberations focused on a wide range of issues concerning the activities, achievements and challenges being faced by the WIETE, as well as issues relating to the research cycle, research publications and citations and their impact on the academic profiles of our members was also high on the agenda.