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 Issue 125, 15 January 2003
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Knighthood for head of surgery«
Proud Ravinder knighted«
Sparks across the park«
Taking LEAD with seven point plan«
Advanced Civil Engineering Education Initiative«
Britain's earliest TB victim«
Professor Peter Hills«
Academic training courses«
Optimising performance«
Shining a new light on the eye«
Imperial College Volunteer Centre«
New look gym at Wye«
In brief«
Media spotlight«
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Advanced Civil Engineering Education Initiative

An initiative aimed at reversing the UK's currently dwindling supply of high-level skilled civil and environmental engineering specialists, launches at Imperial later this month.

The department of civil and environmental engineering currently offers nine top level MSc courses, providing UK civil engineering with an important stream of Masters' level technical specialists.

The launch on 29 January will tackle the background recruitment, educational and funding problems, will highlight the key role that advanced technical specialists play and the consequences of an insufficient supply of such specialists, and describe the need for a new focus in advanced education on sustainability and business management issues.

The department will announce how it will radically reconfigure its MSc programme to meet these needs as a suite of 25 specialist degree titles. Brief presentations will be given by prominent experts from both academia and industry, including Professor Tony Ridley, former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and former head of department; Richard Jardine, professor of geomechanics and director of the departmental MSc programme; Nick Ambraseys, emeritus professor of engineering seismology; and David Fisk, Royal Academy of Engineering professor of engineering for sustainable development. Stephen Glaister, professor of transport and infrastructure and member of the Transport for London Board; Charles Walker, Associate Director Arup and Head of Advanced Geometry Unit; and Dr Martyn Stroud, Principal Director with Arup will also speak.

The launch takes place between 12.30 and 14.30 at 170 Queen's Gate. Further details are available from Fionnuala Donovan at 020 7594 5929.

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