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 pc engineering and has been serving as vice-chancellor for educational affairs and provost since 2018.
Dr. Cangellaris will lead the event of NEOM U on its journey to turn into a pre-eminent data establishment that helps NEOM’s imaginative and prescient as an innovation hub. Will probably 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, stated: “Training is central to reaching NEOM’s imaginative and prescient and bold objectives. I’m delighted that we now have attracted an individual of the caliber of Dr. Cangellaris to steer one of many vital pillars of our training sector.
“NEOM U is our first step towards growing a postsecondary training that’s accessible to all, attracting the brightest college students from throughout Kingdom and the world. We wish it to be a differentiator and a strong sign of NEOM’s dedication to pioneering concepts in a world impressed by innovation.”
Preliminary tutorial and analysis packages will cowl pc science, engineering and design, media, artwork and leisure, in addition to enterprise. One widespread theme shall be a CS+X undergraduate core curriculum rooted within the pure sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences.
I’m delighted that we now have attracted an individual of the caliber of Dr. Cangellaris to steer one of many vital pillars of our training sector.
Dr. Cangellaris has overseen the educational and analysis packages of a extremely regarded US tutorial establishment with over 50,000 college students, 15 schools and 150+ packages 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 stated: “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 optimistic change NEOM aspires to deliver to the world.”
Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau, the chair of the Worldwide Steering Council that advises NEOM, stated: “Dr. Cangellaris can drive NEOM U’s efforts to turn into a vacation spot as a world college for the perfect students and college students.”