Prof. Dr. José Vieira

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

Eric CHOISY Switzerland 1968-1974
Sadok BEN JEMAA Tunisia 1975-1987
A.Y ISHLINSKY Russia 1987-1991
William J CARROLL USA 1991-1995
Conrado BAUER Argentina 1995-1999
José MEDEM Spain 1999-2003
Dato Lee Yee CHEONG Malaysia 2003-2005
Kamel AYADI Tunisia 2005-2007
Barry GREAR Australia 2007-2009
Maria PRIETO LAFFARGUE Spain 2009-2011
Adel AL KHARAFI Kuwait 2011-2013
Marwan ABDELHAMID Palestine 2013-2015
Jorge SPITALNIK Brazil 2015-2017
Marlene KANGA Australia 2017-2019
GONG Ke China 2019-2021

WFEO President Elect

Mustafa SHEHU Nigeria