ENAEE, the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education, has chosen its new
leadership. Prof. Dr. Bernard REMAUD was elected as the new President of ENAEE at the
General Assembly held in Brussels on 20th March 2014. He succeeds Dr. Iring WASSER,
Managing Director of ASIIN, Germany, who was President since 2012.
Bernard REMAUD was Executive President of CTI (Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur, France)
from 2006 to 2012. CTI is the French accreditation institution for engineering degree programmes
in France. While at CTI, REMAUD worked to adapt CTI (created in 1934) to the new European
Higher Education Area, to develop CTI activities at large and to promote the EUR-ACE label (more
than 300 labels awarded in France and in other countries). He has served on the ENAEE
Administrative Council since 2012.
REMAUD is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nantes from which he graduated with a
doctorate in Nuclear Physics in 1971. He served as Dean of two Engineering Graduate Schools,
respectively IRESTE (University of Nantes) which specialized in Electronics and Computer
Engineering, from 1995 to 2000; and at the Polytech’Nantes from 2000 to 2005 where he
established a multidisciplinary engineering graduate school.This become the template for a
network of 13 such postgraduate schools in France.
Building on his experience, REMAUD wishes to serve ENAEE to enable it to achieve its objectives;
in particular, the revision of its standards and procedures, the discussions with IEA (International
Engineering Alliance), and the mutual recognition of EUR-ACE labelled engineering degree
programmes by authorised accreditation agencies. Furthermore he believes that ENAEE has to
develop its policies and procedures to embrace joint programmes, distance learning, lifelong
He also sets as priorities, to enhance the level of recognition of the EUR-ACE label with industry
and other stakeholders, to spread its membership to new countries (in and outside Europe) and to
be a major actor in worldwide engineering education.
The General Assembly also elected four new members to fill vacant positions on its Administrative
Council (AC). Prof. Dr. Claudio BORRI (UNIFI, Italy) was reelected for a second term. Dr Ralph
APPEL (VDI, Germany), Mr. Mike BRIDGEFOOT (EngC, UK) and Dr Rafael FERNANDEZ-ALLER
(IIE, Spain) were elected for a first term. The newly elected President and members of the AC take
office on 1 April 2014.
ENAEE thanks outgoing AC members Dr. Ahmed Erbil PAYZIN (MÜDEK, Turkey), Prof. Dr. Yuri
POKHOLKOV (AEER, Russia) and in particular the outgoing President Dr. Iring WASSER for his
commitment and achievements in developing the Network.