Prof. Dr. GONG Ke was born in 1955 in Beijing, China. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, he studied further in Technical University of Graz (Austria), where he worked on radio wave propagation in satellite links and obtained his Doctor Degree of Technological Science in 1986.
From 1987 to 2006, he worked in Tsinghua University, Beijing, as a full professor in Electronic Engineering (1994), Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering (1997-1999), Director of the State Key Laboratory of Microwave and Digital Communication at Tsinghua University (1997-2004), Vice President (R&D) of Tsinghua University (1999-2006), Director of Chinese National Research Center for Information Science and Technology at Tsinghua University (2004-2006). He served as the President of Tianjin University from 2006 to 2011. He carried on as the President of Nankai University in 2011 and stepped down in 2018.
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Prof. Dr. GONG Ke has been working in the field of telecommunication and electronic engineering. He has led many projects of Chinese high-tech research and development programs, for terrestrial and satellite wireless communication. He has led the development of the Chinese technical standard of digital TV transmission, the first Chinese micro-satellite, the rural radio communication system, etc, and won numbers of rewards including the National Award for Technical Invention. He is author/co-author of more than 100 technical papers.
Prof. Dr. GONG Ke is now the Chairman of the Academic Committee of Nankai University, the Executive Director of the Chinese Institute for New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies. He is also an Honorary Member of the National Committee of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), the Vice President of the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), and member of advisory committee of Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the National Committee of Standardization.
Prof. GONG has become member of the executive council of WFEO since 2009. He has chaired the Committee on Information and Communication (CIC) from 2009-2015, the Committee on Engineering for Innovative Technologies (CEIT) from 2016 to 2017. He was elected as president of WFEO at the Federation’s General Assembly in Rome on 1st December 2017 and has started his term at the General Assembly in Melbourne in November 2019.
From 2013 to 2017, he was appointed by Ban Ki-moon to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Prof. Gong Ke activity
WFEO President attented the 4th World Intelligence Congress – WIC2020
The 4th World Intelligence Congress (WIC2020), supported by WFEO, was successfully held online in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic around the globe, in Tianjin from June 23 to June 24, 2020 under the theme of “Intelligence New Era: Innovation...
WFEO position to the build-back-better call for arms
There is an increasing pressure, need and opportunity to shape an economic recovery from COVID-19 which will be based on climate-related actions. According to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the recovery must respect the rights of future g...
WFEO Participation in the Creativity 2030 Forum
The International Center for Creativity and Sustainable Development (ICCSD) organized an online event of the “Creativity 2030 Forum” in May 8 to conduct discussions in respond to the unprecedented common challenge posted by COVID-19 from...
The Value of Engineering in Critical Times
Coronavirus has confronted us with innumerable challenges. Some of them were already on the plate and are now urgent objectives to achieve. The lack of engineers, for instance, is a reality and weighs more heavily in times of crisis. The current hea...
COVID-19 – Message from WFEO President Dr Gong Ke
To all members of WFEO. The human community is facing an extraordinary challenge with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The Covid-19 disease is progressing rapidly, more than 175 countries and territories impacted, with mor...
WFEO President Attended the United Nations – MoST Joint Capacity Building Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development
The United Nations – MoST Joint Capacity Building Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development (STI), organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the Ministry of Science an...
WEC2019 – WFEO Plenary on Engineering Education
The World Engineers Convention 2019, featured a successful plenary session on engineering education which was hosted by the World Federation of Engineering Organisations. The session was held on 21 November 2019 at the Melbourne Convention Centre and...
WFEO participation at the World Robot Conference 2019
The World Robot Conference 2019 (WRC 2019), supported by WFEO, was successfully held from 20 to 25 August in Beijing, China. The theme of WRC 2019 was “Creating Intelligent Momentum for a New Era of Openness and Shared Benefits”. &...
WFEO report on the International Conference on Engineering and Food Security in Africa
The International conference on “Engineering and Food Security in Africa”, held in Tunis, Tunisia, 24-25 June 2019, was organised by the Order of Tunisian Engineers, an important national member of WFEO, with support from the Commi...
WFEO participation at the International Engineering Alliance Meetings 2019
The 2019 edition of the International Engineering Alliance Meetings (IEAM 2019) was hosted in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) at the Crowne Plaza, Hong Kong Kowloon East from 9 to 14 June 2019. The International Engineerin...
WFEO participation in UN STI Forum 2019
The Fourth Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum), co-chaired by Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to...
President-Elect Gong Ke Chaired the Closing Ceremony of World Intelligence Congress – WIC2019
World Intelligence Congress (WIC2019), supported by WFEO, was successfully held under the theme “Intelligence New Era: Progress, Planning and Opportunity” from 16 to 19 May in Tianjin, China. Representatives of international organizations, inclu...
Report on the Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organized the...
World Construction Forum 2019 in Ljubljana was a success
From 8 to 11 April 2019, engineers from all over the world gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the World Construction Forum 2019 – WCF 2019 – , which was organized by the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers and the Faculty of Civil and geodet...
Report on Mobile Learning Week 2019
The Mobile Learning Week 2019, under the theme “Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable development” co- organized by UNESCO, the International Telecommunication Union, the ProFuturo Foundation and Skillogs, was held from 4 to 8 March 201...
WFEO Past Presidents
|Sadok BEN JEMAA||Tunisia||1975-1987|
|William J CARROLL||USA||1991-1995|
|Dato Lee Yee CHEONG||Malaysia||2003-2005|
|Maria PRIETO LAFFARGUE||Spain||2009-2011|
|Adel AL KHARAFI||Kuwait||2011-2013|
WFEO President Elect
|Jose Manuel VIEIRA||Portugal|