RIYADH: NEOM on Wednesday introduced the appointment of Dr. Andreas Cangellaris because the founding president of NEOM U – the megacity metropolis’s first college.
Dr. Cangellaris is becoming a member of NEOM from the College of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the place he’s the M. E. Van Valkenburg Professor in electrical and laptop engineering and has been serving as vice-chancellor for tutorial affairs and provost since 2018.
Dr. Cangellaris will lead the event of NEOM U on its journey to grow to be a pre-eminent information establishment that helps NEOM’s imaginative and prescient as an innovation hub. It will likely be a college with out boundaries, leveraging next-generation instructional applied sciences with on-site and on-line studying.
Commenting on the brand new appointment, Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of NEOM, mentioned: “Schooling is central to reaching NEOM’s imaginative and prescient and impressive objectives. I’m delighted that we have now attracted an individual of the caliber of Dr. Cangellaris to steer one of many important pillars of our training sector.
“NEOM U is our first step towards creating a postsecondary training that’s accessible to all, attracting the brightest college students from throughout Kingdom and the world. We would like it to be a differentiator and a strong sign of NEOM’s dedication to pioneering concepts in a world impressed by innovation.”
Preliminary educational and analysis applications will cowl laptop science, engineering and design, media, artwork and leisure, in addition to enterprise. One frequent theme will probably be a CS+X undergraduate core curriculum rooted within the pure sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences.
I’m delighted that we have now attracted an individual of the caliber of Dr. Cangellaris to steer one of many important pillars of our training sector.
Dr. Cangellaris has overseen the educational and analysis applications of a extremely regarded US educational establishment with over 50,000 college students, 15 schools and 150+ applications of examine and in extra of $600 million in annual analysis expenditures.
A distinguished scholar within the fields of computational electromagnetics and digital design automation, he obtained his bachelor of science diploma in electrical engineering from the College of Thessaloniki, Greece and his graduate levels, a grasp of science and Ph.D., in electrical engineering from the College of California, Berkeley.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Cangellaris mentioned: “I’m thrilled and honored to have been given the chance to be the founding president of NEOM U, to assist construct it and to steer it in its quest to encourage, catalyze, foster and allow the constructive change NEOM aspires to carry to the world.”
Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, the chair of the Worldwide Steering Council that advises NEOM, mentioned: “Dr. Cangellaris can drive NEOM U’s efforts to grow to be a vacation spot as a worldwide college for the most effective students and college students.”