Engineering Scotland organised the 2015 Autumn Lecture, when we welcomed Dr Scott Younger, OBE PhD D.Eng. CEng FICE, Technical Director of Nusantara Infrastructure, Jakarta and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, who addressed us on how we can reap advantage and competitive edge from the internationalisation of Scotland’s excellence in engineering expertise. Dr Younger, who in 2015 received an Honorary Degree from the University and is regarded as a splendid, contemporary example of Scottish engineering skill and nous, has spent four decades working in ten different countries. He was responsible for setting up the Society of Professional Engineers in Thailand in the 1980s and he shared his experience of the opportunities and the challenges of creating overseas partnerships, educational initiatives and professional organisations. In the next 30-40 years, 90% of the world’s population will live in Asia – that’s why it’s paramount that we, in Scotland, develop and maintain commercial and mutually beneficial relationships with Asia – Indonesia alone has a population of 240 million.
The Lecture was kindly hosted by Professor John Marsh, Head of School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow at the Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, on the corner of University Avenue and Gibson Street at 5.30pm for light refreshments. The Lecture commenced at 6pm and closed at 7.45pm.