Prof. Dr. José Vieira is a civil engineer with extensive experience in engineering education, research and management. He is Full Professor at University of Minho, Portugal, where he served as Pro Rector (1990-1998) and Vice Rector (1998-2002). He has coordinated large number of graduation and post-graduation study programmes in civil engineering, and develops his research activities in the fields of water resources planning, hydrodynamics in estuaries and coastal zones, and drinking water and public health.
Prof. Dr. José Vieira was President of the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) from 2014 to 2020. Under his leadership, strategic initiatives were launched to enhance the visibility of the value of engineers to society, stressing the relevance of promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in future engineering education and practice.
Prof. Dr. José Vieira was the National Vice President of the Portuguese Association of Engineers from 2010 to 2016, responsible for effective international cooperation in mutual recognition of engineering education and capacity building standards in the Portuguese speaking countries.
He has been involved in WFEO activities since 2015 as a member of the Executive Council and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.
He was elected President-Elect of WFEO at the General Assembly in Melbourne in November 2019 and became President of WFEO at the General Assembly in San José, Costa Rica in March 2022.
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