Education of the next generation of geotechnical professionals in ANZ

If you are attending Australia and New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics 2023 (ANZ2023), we invite you to join the HTC session about Geo-Education and have your say!

The Heritage Time Capsule (HTC) project team from the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) is organising sessions at all regional conferences of ISSMGE in 2023-24. The HTC session during the upcoming (ANZ2023) will be held on Monday 3 July, between 4:30 and 6:00 pm, in Cairns, Australia.

This session will explore the topic of education of the next generation of geotechnical engineers along with the current state of geotechnical engineering programs in ANZ universities. The panel has been confirmed and consists of a young graduate, an industry representative and an academic from both Australia and New Zealand.

Our panel members will provide well balanced, good depth and coverage, and timely information about the following three main topics:

  • Education and training of the next generation of geotechnical professionals
  • How does industry manage the resource planning and development?
  • The graduates experience in the industry and how it relates to their university education. 

Short presentations followed by panel discussions and lively feedback from the audience is planned.

The work started at this HTC session will continue post conference to develop an Australasian vision, mission and some strategic goals with achievable actions against each of the goals. In this way, we intend to deliver in the current ISSMGE presidential term (2022-2026), a tangible and valued outcome for the ISSMGE Australasian region.

If you would like to contribute your ideas and/or be part of the discussion at the ANZ2023, please contact Golnaz Alipour, [email protected].