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 webinar “A Sustainable Future: Young Engineers and 4IR”
The WFEO Engineering for Innovative Technologies Committee and the Young Engineers / Future Leaders Committee organized the webinar “A Sustainable Future: Young Engineers and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)” on the 18th September 2...
Report on WFEO side event of HLPF 2020
WFEO, representing the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group (STC MG) at the UN, has successfully hosted a side event of the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) virtually with the theme “How the Lever of Science and Technology Can...
Webinar on Global Engineering in the Context of COVID-19
A successful international webinar on “Global Engineering in the Context of COVID-19” was held on 8th June 2020 on the occasion of the celebration of the 58th anniversary of the Peruvian Engineers Association (CIP), an important national...
WFEO President attended the FEIAP FAEO MOU Signing Ceremony
On July 2nd, WFEO President Gong Ke together with Executive Vice President Mustafa Shehu attended the online Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony between the Federation of Engineering Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) and the Feder...
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 “Creativity 2030 Forum” in May 8 to conduct discussions in response to the unprecedented common challenge posted by COVID-19 from perspe...
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...
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|