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Prof. Robert Špaček, new President of the WIETE-IAAC.







  5 March 2018

Professor Robert Špaček, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, and a Vice-President of the WIETE International Academic Advisory Committee (WIETE-IAAC) takes over the presidency of the WTE&TE-IAAC from Professor Andrew Nafalski of the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. With the completion of a very successful four-year term of Prof. Nafalski’s Presidency, on behalf of members of the entire WIETE international network, we would like to pass on our sincere gratitude to him for his excellent service to the WIETE, and to the WIETE-IAAC as its President, in particular. Also, we hope that Andrew will continue his personal involvement in the WIETE-IAAC, as the Immediate Past-President, continuing to play his important role in the activities of the WIETE.

With the involvement of the WIETE in the education of architects, the Institute intends to focus its activities on the education of this profession, with particular emphasis on the postgraduate efforts of the two partner institutions: the Faculties of Architecture in Bratislava, Slovakia, and in Kraków, Poland. Therefore, it was appropriate to seek the new President from the pool of academics representing this profession, and we are delighted that Professor Špaček has accepted this role.

The new President will be assisted by three Vice-Presidents: Professor Sabina Kuc of the Faculty of Architecture at Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland; Professor George Metaxas of the Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Piraeus-Athens, Greece and Director of the Mediterranean Centre for Engineering and Technology Education (MCETE); and Professor David W.S. Tai of the College of Management at HungKuang University, Taichung, Taiwan. Dr Dianne Q. Nguyen is the Academic Secretary of the WIETE-IAAC.

In congratulating Professor Špaček on this new position, we hope he will continue to be successful with his input to the world of engineering, technology and architecture education, and we look forward to his exceptional contribution to the life and activities of the WIETE.