The Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management programmes (GLF-CEM) was established in 2011 with the explicit purpose of bringing together professors and senior academics from leading universities around the world who play a leadership and/or administrator role in their respective programmes/universities. The forum recognised the gap that existed in addressing issues that cut across educational programmes, research and collaboration with industry as well as issues of succession planning and talent development.
Therefore, the objective of GLF-CEM is to establish a body of academic leadership in the area of Construction Engineering and Management to discuss and share issues of common concern in Research, Teaching, Academic Administration, and Opportunities for Collaboration.
Since 2011, eight successful meetings have been held around the globe including Purdue University (Lafayette, USA), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Alberta (Banff, Canada), Bauhaus University (Weimar, Germany), Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), University of Southern California (USA) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
In recognition of the importance of leadership, the next event hosted by the University of Huddersfield, UK, in 2019 will focus on various aspects of leadership, including, but not limited to, collaborations between industry and academia, collaborative programme developments across the globe, trends and benchmarking initiatives, research collaboration and collaborative working at the interface of research, innovation and development, new talent development in industry and academia (Future leaders). As such, the forum is encouraging both senior leaders from industry and academia to attend as well as developing academics that can benefit from being exposed to a truly unique network that includes current decision makers.
The whole team at the University of Huddersfield and I look forward to welcoming you in June.
Dean of the School of, Art, Design and Architecture.