International Editorial Advisory Council


The PM World Today International Editorial Advisory Council consists of representatives of some of the world’s leading universities and academic institutions with graduate programs in project management. These educators are professors of project management, directors of project management programs, or deans of graduate schools or departments of business, management or information technology. They have agreed to act as advisors to the Managing Editor of PM World Today, to provide a high level review of editorial policies, overall quality, and strategic issues associated with the future of this eJournal. They also provide a direct connection to students of project management around the world, the next generation of project managers and professionals who will manage tomorrow’s projects that change our world.  The academic leaders showcased below are also accomplished researchers, authors of textbooks, and recognized authorities on modern project management.  We are grateful for their participation and support.



Erling S. Andersen

Erling S. Andersen
Professor of Project Management
BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway

Erling S. Andersen is professor of Project Management and Information Systems at BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway.  He holds a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Oslo. Before joining BI NSM he was Associate professor in economics at the University of Oslo and Dean of NKI College of Computer Science and Professor of Information Science at the University of Bergen.  He has been a visiting professor to the University of Tokyo, Japan and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.  Professor Andersen has published several books and articles on information technology, systems development, project management and management in general. His book "Goal Directed Project Management" has been translated into several languages.  Professor Andersen can be contacted at .



Founded in 1943, the BI Norwegian School of Management / Handelshøyskolen BI is Norway’s leading academic institution in the core areas of economics, management, strategy, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. The school has approximately 18,700 active students, of whom approximately half are women. BI’s courses are provided at BI’s main campus at Nydalen in Oslo, in a specially constructed building designed by the architect Niels Torp, and via a countrywide network of 13 study centres that reflect local and regional needs. BI is also well established overseas and plays a major part in business education in Lithuania and Shanghai, China. BI’s goals are to become one of Europe’s foremost research-based schools of economics and business administration, based on the principle of lifelong learning. In 2005, BI was successfully reaccredited for a further five years by EQUIS, the independent international mark of quality of the European Foundation for Management Development.  Additional information about the university can be found at



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Rajat Baisya

Rajat Baisya
Professor of Marketing, Strategic Management
International Business & Project Management
Indian Institute of Technology
Dehli, India

Rajat Kanti Baisya, PhD, is Professor of Marketing, Strategic Management and International Business and former Head of the Business School at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.  Dr. Baisya is also a Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at the Ecole Nationale des ponts et chaussees (ENPC) International Business School in Paris, France. Prof Baisya obtained his B. Sc. (Honours in chemistry) degree from Calcutta University and his B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D (Engineering) degrees from Jadavpur University. He has served for over twenty eight years in industry, in a variety of senior capacities with large Indian and Multinational corporations. He was President & CEO of Emami Group of companies, Senior Vice President – Business Development of Reckitt & Colman of India Ltd, CEO- International Business of Escorts Ltd, and General Manager (Projects) of Goetze India Ltd, an Indo German joint venture in auto component manufacturing. He is also former General Manager, Corporate Planning, of United Breweries Group; former Project Engineering Manager of Best Foods International, a Unilever company; and former Project Manager at Bisleri India Ltd. He is a consultant to many Indian organizations, including the Airport Authority of India, and overseas (Unisantis Dubai) corporations. Dr. Baisya serves as non-executive member of the board of many companies including Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd, a public sector undertaking.

Prof Baisya is a task force member in the Ministry of Public Sector Enterprises, Government of India. He has over 200 publications and two books to his credit and is a recipient of many awards including the Gardner Award and Dr J.S. Pruthi Award for significant contributions in Industry.  He is a member of the editorial board of several Indian and International journals, including the journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, the International Journal of Project Management, and the International Journal on Asia Entrepreneurship. He is member of the research management board of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), Switzerland and a Research Advisory Board Member for the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.  Prof Baisya is a member of numerous professional societies including Life member of All India Food Processors’ Association, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Institution of Engineers, Society For Scientific Value, All India Management Association, Consultancy Development Center, Institute of Management Consultants of India, Project Management Associates, and others.


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi) is located in the centre of the capital city of India in a sprawling campus covering about 400 acres of land with green surroundings. IIT Delhi is a globally recognized top ranking academic institute in the areas of science, technology & management and is considered the best in India. Through 21 departments and research centers, the Institute offers B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D programs in engineering & technology, M.Sc. and Ph.D programme in Science, and MBA and Ph.D programs in Management.  The institute attracts the best students from all over the world including Europe who come for both undergraduate and post graduate programs, including research in leading scientific and technical fields. The school of management was established 25 years ago and offers specialization in all functional areasof management, including a part-time evening program for working executives. The Institute offers significant emphasis on research and continuous improvement of courses to remain contemporary and relevant to society. The institute also offers courses and programs in project management. For more information, visit



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Christophe Bredillet

Christophe Bredillet, PhD
Professor of Management, Associate Dean Postgraduate Programmes
Director of the MS, MBA and Doctorate in Project & Programme Management
ESC Lille, Lille, France

Christophe N. Bredillet, PhD in Project Management, MBA, Dr.Sc., MSc Eng, ESC Lille, Certificated Program Director IPMA Level A, CMP, CCE, has 22 years of experience with several industries (banking, sporting goods and IT). For the past 15 years, he has been the program director of the MS, MBA and Doctorate in Project & Program Management at ESC Lille – Lille School of Management. He is strongly involved in PM Professional Associations and Research Networks. He is Editor of the Project Management Journal. He is steering committee member of the Global Working Group Standards and steering committee member of the international non-aligned "think tank" group named OLCI. He is founder and president of the PMI Chapter "Hauts-de-France". Professor Bredillet (ESC Lille) can be contacted at .



Founded in 1892, Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lille- ESC Lille - is one of the oldest business schools in France, with campuses in Lille and Paris. It is also the first institution outside North America to receive GACPM accreditation by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The project management program at ESC Lille was inaugurated in 1979. ESC Lille offers postgraduate programs in project management: two masters in project & program management (one taught in English, the other in French); a MBA in Strategy, Program & Project Management (English); and a PhD in Strategy, Program & Project Management (English). ESC Lille research activities in project & program management are grouped together into the International Centre for Project Management and Analysis (CIMAP).Additional information about the university can be found at



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Sergey Bushuyev

Sergey Bushuyev
Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine

BushuyevSergey, PhD, Dr. Sc., is Professor at Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA) in Kiev, Ukraine.  Specializing in Strategic Project Management and Organizational Development, he is Head of the Department of Project management at KNUCA and founder and President of the Ukrainian Project Management Association ( is also founder of the Project management Academy in Ukraine (1999).He studied at Kyiv Engineering-Construction Institute, faculty of Automation and Information Technology (1970), PhD (1973), Dr.Sc. (1986), Professor (1988), and honoraryScientistandTechnicianofUkraine (2003).  He served as Founder and Presidentofthe UkrainianProjectManagementAssociation (UPMA) (1993);activememberofthe NewYorkAcademyofSciences (1996);HeadofProjectManagementDepartment (1997); AdjunctProfessoratUniversity ofTechnologySydney, Australia (2002); visitingProfessor at ESC Lille, France(2003);Member of Certification Validation Management Board of the International Project Management Association - IPMA (1997); Ukrainian Academy of Sciences - Active member (2003);  and St. Petersburg Academy of Engineering Science (Russia, 1998) – Active member. Dr. Bushuyev has published more than 200 scientific books and articles.  He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Project Management published by IPMA, and for several other national and international Journals. He has read lectures and taught courses in Germany-Bremen University, USA-Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, Slovakia-Bratislava Technical University, UK-Strasclaide University of Glasgow, Sweden - Total Quality Management program, Austria- Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Spain-Lograno University, Poland University of Business Administration, and Brno University in the Czech Republic.  He is the author of Project management NationalCompetenceBaselineNCB (Ukraine, in Russian, 2006); Glossary of Project Management. (Dilova, Ukraine, UPMA, in Ukrainian, 2001);Dynamic Leadership in Project Management (Dilova, Ukraine, UPMA, in Russian, 2000);Investment Instrument of Project Management (UPMA, in Russian, 1998); and ProjectProcurement (UPMA, in Russian, 1999).

Since 1975, Dr. Bushuyev has prepared 20 candidates for Science (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Science in Development Information Management Systems and Project Management. Since 1996 he has been responsible for preparing more than 600 candidates for Masters of Science degrees in Project Management. Recipient of an Award as the best professor of Ukraine in 1987, Professor Bushuyev can be contacted at  



Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA) is the largest and most important building and architectural university of Ukraine located in the nation's capital Kiev (Kyiv). It is one of the leading National Ukrainian Universities. Founded in 1930, KNUCA is a progressive, dynamic university of over 12,000 students.The institution was founded in 1930 as Kiev Civil Engineering Institute on the basis of factory and communal construction branch of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute (KPI) and the Architectural faculty of the Kiev Art Institute. On February 28, 1999 by the Decree of the President of Ukraine (217/99) the University was accorded the status of a National University as "Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture". Educational and scientific work is organized and carried out by more than 40 chairs numbering about 700 professors and instructors. The University offers an innovative, research-led curriculum, taught by world-class academics that consistently attract a quality student intake. The University's internal research reputation spans all of its faculties where it offers over 40 degree and professional programmes through seven faculty (institutes) and 57 departments.Additional information about KNUSA can be found at



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David Cleland

David Cleland
Professor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

David I. Cleland, Ph.D., is professor emeritus in the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.  Dr. Cleland is the author or editor of 39 books on project management, engineering management and manufacturing management; he is the most published author of PM textbooks in the world.  He has served as a consultant for both national and foreign companies, and is co-founder of the University of Pittsburgh’s Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC), whose mission is to provide manufacturing systems technology assistance to small and mid-sized manufacturers in Western Pennsylvania. A long time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), David was named a Fellow of PMI in 1987and has received PMI’s Distinguished Contribution to Project Management Award an unprecedented three times.  PMI established the annual David I. Cleland Excellence in Project Management Literature Award in 1997 in his honor.  Dr. Cleland has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, and MBA and MA degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in the USA.  He is currently semi-retired and divides his time between teaching, writing and occasional speaking engagements.  Professor Cleland can be contacted at .



Founded in 1787 as a small, private school called the Pittsburgh Academy, the University of Pittsburgh has evolved into an internationally recognized center of learning and research.  Besides being one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States, the University of Pittsburgh is also among the nation’s most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields. The university sponsors globally recognized research programs in Quantum Computing, Nano-optics and other scientific and technical fields.  The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center at the school offers researchers access to some of the world’s most powerful computing and communications resources.  The University’s 12,000 employees, including 3,800 full-time faculty members, serve about 34,000 students through the programs of 15 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.  A private university through much of its history, Pitt became a state-related university in 1966.  Today the University of Pittsburgh system consists of the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus and regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown and Titusville, Pennsylvania.  Additional information can be found at



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Sebastian Green

Roland Gareis
Professor & Head of Project Management Department
Scientific Director, Director of MBA Programme
University of Economics & Business Administration
Vienna, Austria

Roland Gareis, PhD, Dkfm, is professor and head of the project management department, PROJEKTMANAGEMENT GROUP, at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria.  He is also director of the Professional MBA Program “Project & Process Management” at the university and manager of the research program: Project orientation (international).  He was formerly a visiting professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Statue University in Atlanta, USA; at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland; and at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.  He studied at Vienna Technical University and the University of Economics and Business Administration, receiving his doctorate in 1972.  He was a post-doctoral visiting scholar at the University of California Los Angeles, USA, in 1976. From 1986 – 2002, Roland was chairman of the board of Project Management Austria, the Austrian professional project management association.  In 1990, he organized the IPMA World Congress in Vienna on the topic of “Management by Projects”.  He is the former research director for IPMA and has been involved in various project management research and teaching projects for over 20 years.  Since 1982, Professor Gareis has also owned and managed ROLAND GAREIS CONSULTING, providing project management services to national and international companies throughout Europe.  


University of Vienna

The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Wu Wien), formerly called the Imperial Export Academy, was established on October 1, 1898, with the aim of imparting knowledge to businessmen engaged in foreign trade. Immediately following World War I, the Academy became a public World Trade University (Hochschule für Welthandel), offering a three-year degree program. The University was renamed again in 1975, this time to Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration).  Recent reforms, new degree programs with more flexible structures, and revised course regulations make education at WU Wien even more up to date and geared towards the needs of today’s business world. WU Wien has now grown to 20,000 students and more than 1,000 full-time and adjunct faculty and staff members. The University’s close cooperation with industry affords it an especially practical relevance, which is one of the reasons The Financial Times ranked the university among Europe's Top 50 Business Schools. Over 180 partner universities throughout the world and acknowledged expertise in a number of fields, including that of East-West business, have made the university a renowned center of knowledge in many key fields of business and economics.  Additional information about VU can be found at

The PROJEKTMANAGEMENT GROUP (PMG) is a department of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration since 1994 and offers high quality education and research services in process and project management. The PMG offers a special subject “Project management” for master and bachelor students at the University and cooperates both in education and research with an international network of project-oriented enterprises and universities. Moreover the PMG contributes to the acceptance of the job profile “Project Manager” in Austria. The systemic-constructive research approach applied by the PMG and developed by Prof. Roland Gareis is internationally accepted. The main research fields of the PMG for the next years are: (sectorial) project management, project-oriented company, project-oriented society, family of mature models.  Additional information about PMG can be found at



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Sebastian Green

Sebastian Green
Professor & Head of Department
Management & Marketing
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Sebastian Green, BA (TCD), MA, PhD (Sussex) is Professor of Management at University College Cork (UCC) in Cork, Ireland, specializing in Strategic Management and Strategic Project Management. He is Head of the Department of Management and Marketing at UCC and was formerly Executive Dean of the Faculty of Commerce. Before coming to UCC he worked in Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and at the London Business School. He studied Economics at Trinity College Dublin, and at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Social Anthropology at Sussex University, UK. Sebastian works with Ed Naughton of the Institute of Project Management, Ireland in the area of project management education and development and is Chairperson of the Academic Forum of the IPMA.  Sebastian uses organization constellations (a form of role play akin to psychodrama) for developing Project Management competencies in respect of organizational development and culture change interventions.  He works closely with CEOs and senior executives in MNC subsidiaries and SMEs in Ireland, the UK and India. He serves on the editorial team of the Systemic Solutions Bulletin, UK and the Journal of Social Transformation and Change and has published widely in international journals and in books. Professor Green can be contacted at .  


University College Cork

University College Cork (UCC) is one of four constituent universities of the federal National University of Ireland. Founded in 1845, UCC is one of Ireland’s oldest institutes of higher learning and was originally established as Queen's College. The school was renamed University College Cork in 1908, and “University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork” in 1998.  UCC is situated in south-west Ireland and is a progressive, dynamic university of over 14,500 students. The University has a current enrolment of over 12,000 degree candidates, with an additional 2,500 students enrolled in one or more of the University's postgraduate courses. UCC's widely diverse student-body includes over 1,000 international students representing 60-plus countries worldwide. 3,000 people work at UCC, including more than 800 faculty.  UCC is Ireland 's leading research institute. It is the highest research income earner in the Irish state. The University offers an innovative, research-led curriculum, taught by world-class academics who consistently attract a quality student intake. The University's internal research reputation spans all of its faculties where it offers over 120 degree and professional programmes through seven schools and 27 departments. The University has seven faculties in Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law, Medicine and Health, and Science.  Additional information about UCC can be found at



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Francis Hartman

Francis Hartman, PhD
Professor, Project & Programme Management
Schulich School of Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Haskayne School of Business
University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Francis Hartman, PhD, MSc, FEIC, FICE, FCAE, PEng, CEng, is a professor of project and programme management in the Schulich School of Engineering, and an adjunct professor in the Haskayne School of Business, at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Professor Hartman has over 30 years of experience in industry and government projects and programs valued at over $80 Billion. He is the author or editor of four books and has published over 200 papers and technical articles over the past 15 years. During that period, he has held positions as director of the Project Management Program at the University of Calgary as well as the prestigious NSERC/SSHRC/Industry Research Chair in Project Management. He is an adjunct professor at Sydney University of Technology, Australia as well as external examiner to the Limerick University project management master’s program. For most of this period he held both positions concurrently. He is currently completing a three-year term in industry as president of QeD, building a leading-edge consulting and training company spun off from his research and related work. QeD has developed new approaches to managing increasingly complex projects in a rapidly changing world, challenging the current techniques. He serves on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals in project management and engineering published around the globe. Dr. Hartman has received numerous awards recognizing his contributions to project management, business management, and engineering, and for mentoring and teaching as well as research. He may be contacted at .


University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a community dedicated to scholarship, education, creativity and discovery, founded in 1976. The University of Calgary campus occupies a beautiful, park-like setting covering more than 200 hectares, an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown. The U of C is home to scholars in 16 faculties (offering more than 80 academic programs) and 36 research institutes and centres. More than 28,200 students are currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. The U of C has graduated 120,000 alumni over its 40-year history, including the current Prime Minister of Canada. The U of C has 2,410 faculty actively engaged in research and scholarship, and more than 2,500 support staff, making it one of the four largest employers in Calgary. The university produces an economic impact of $800 million in the Calgary area alone.  About 75 chairs and professorships in such diverse areas as American studies, schizophrenia, project management, cancer and intelligent manufacturing attract renowned scholars and leading researchers to the University of Calgary. More than 1,900 international students from nearly 90 countries are enrolled in the U of C’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. For more information, please visit .



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James Joiner

James Joiner
Director, Graduate Project Management Program
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA

James Joiner is Director of and instructor in the graduate program in project management at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration with post graduate studies in engineering from the University of Alabama.  Before joining UTD in 1997 to develop and implement the graduate curriculum in project management, Mr. Joiner held various operations, project and training/organization effectiveness managerial positions at Texas Instruments (TI) during the previous 31 years.  He lived as an expatriate for 9 years in Curacao, Brazil, France and England with TI, managed projects in Chile, S.A. and the USA and taught project management and other courses.  He consulted within TI throughout Europe, South America and the Far East.  Jim authored training courses in Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Leadership, Cycle Time Improvement, Total Quality Management and Project Management in addition to his managerial responsibilities. Jim is currently a member and past Chair of the Global Accreditation Center of PMI. He is also Chair of the International Project Management Education Union and was recently named to Who’s Who among American Teachers, upon nomination by alumni.  He is a former member of the curriculum advisory board of Jones International University and Wescott Communication Executive Education Board. Professor Joiner can be contacted at .




University of Texas at Dallas

Founded in 1961, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is a young, dynamic research institution on the cutting edge of science, technology, medicine, business and the arts.  Starting as a research institute – and later developing graduate and undergraduate programs – UTD provides a unique learning environment. It is host to seven schools, offers an array of interdisciplinary degree programs, and features a diverse student population of approximately 14,000. Founded as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, an outgrowth of technology giant Texas Instruments, UTD fosters a strong tradition of academic excellence. UTD became part of the U. T. System in 1969, offered only graduate degrees until 1975, and admitted its first freshman class in 1990. Today, it ranks at or near the top in the number of computer science degrees awarded each year in the United States.  With a world-class faculty that includes two Nobel laureates, UTD provides educational and research programs of the highest quality.  For more information visit

UTD’s Project Management Program is a leader in providing application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education center in UTD’s School of Management, students have the option of earning a Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with project management emphasis. The UTD PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). The program is taught by world-class faculty with a blend of industrial project management, consulting and teaching experience. UTD’s Project Management Program in delivered both on campus and online, and attracts students from across the United States and around the world. For more information, visit




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Viatcheslav V. Poznyakov

Viatcheslav V. Poznyakov
Professor of Project Management
State Academy for Top Managers in Investment Area
Moscow, Russia

Viatcheslav V. Poznyakov, PhD, Dr.Sc., is professor of Project Management and Information Systems at the State Academy for Top Managers in Investment Area, Moscow, Russia. He holds a Doctor of Science from University of Dnepropetrovsk. Before joining the State Academy for Top managers in Investment Area he was Head of Department for Computer-aided Management Systems at the Moscow Civil Engineering University. He has been a visiting professor at the University of London, UK and the Leipzig High Engineering School in Leipzig, Germany. He previously headed a project management training department for the World Bank in Moscow for the Russian construction industry.  He has worked for several Russian consulting companies and the Ukrainian Academy of Science, for the space industry. He has practical experience in International development projects, construction, transport, and the space industry.  Professor Poznyakov has published a number of books and articles on information technology, systems development, project management, risk management, contracting, project preparation and evaluation, and management in general. He is one of the founders and a Vice-president of the Russian Project Management Association SOVNET. Professor Poznyakov lives in Moscow and can be contacted at: .



The State Academy for Top Managers in Investment Area was started in 1966 and currently is a leading Russian academic institution for professional training of top Russian managers for finance, investments, and general management. The major directions of training include core areas of economics, finance, management (including both public and private sectors), strategy, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Academy consists of 24 training Departments, every year about 20,000 specialists pass the Academy’s training. The Academy has branches in a number of Russian Regions and collaborates with leading academic institutions in many countries. Additional information about the university can be found at   



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Roberto Sbragia

Roberto Sbragia
Professor of Management, Director of MBA in Project Management
University of Sao Paulo, Fundação Instituto de Administração, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Roberto Sbragia, PhD, is Full Professor in the Management Department of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Accountancy (FEA) at the University of São Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Professor Sbragia has masters and PhD degrees in Business Administration from FEA/USP, with emphasis on Technology Innovation and Project Management. His Post-Doctoral work was at Northwestern University in the USA, Technological Institute, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, with emphasis on “R&D Management”.  Dr. Sbragia is the Coordinator of the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management for the Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA), recognized as the best Business School in Brazil for the period 2005-2006.  He is the former President of ALTEC- Latin American Association for Technology Management.  Mr. Sbragia is an author, consultant and professor in the fields of Innovation, Technology and Project Management. Professor Sbragia can be contacted at .



The University of Sao Paulo was established in 1934. It is the biggest university of the country and the third of Latin America, with about 40,000 students and 5,000 faculty members in 36 knowledge areas. FEA was established in 1946 with the mission of providing specialized professionals who would be most needed by Brazil’s growing economy. Within USP complex, FEA maintains the high standard of quality that characterizes the university. Its five buildings are visited regularly by about 5,000 students from its three courses, Economics, Business Administration and Accounting (more than 3,500 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students), not to mention the participants in the Continued Education programs organized by the FIPE, FIA and FIPECAFI foundations. FIA was created in 1980 within the Management Department as its private entity of institutional support to firms and government through modern techniques of research, training and counseling. Additional information about USP/FEA/FIA can be found at (, and



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Brané Semolic

Brané Semolic, PhD
Head of the Project and Technology Institute
Head of the European Masters in PM Program
University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

Brané Semolic, PhD, is currently Senator and Head of the Project and Technology Institute in the Faculty of Logistics at the University of Maribor in Maribor, Slovenia.    He is also Head of the European Master in Project Management at the University, and visiting professor of project management at the University of Bilbao, Spain.   He is President of the Experts Council of Project Management Association of Slovenia (ZPM), and Chairman of the IPMA (International Project Management Association) Research Management Board.  He is also a ember of the EU Enterprise Policy Group – Professional Chamber, a member of the EU ECOLEAD Program Industrial Advisory Board, and liaison for ZPM cooperation with the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA.  Brané Semolic has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (technology), and a BSc, M.Sc.and Economics and Business Administration (project management and informatics) from the University of Maribor.  Professor Semolic has 30 years of working experience as an expert, researcher, consultant, manager and project manager in industry and for the Slovene government.  He spent four year as Counselor to the Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Slovenia (1990 – 1994) and has been a member of the International Association for Project Management (IPMA) since 1982.  He was previously a Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of  Electronics and Computer Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering, and Faculty of Logistics (University of Maribor); Dean of GEA College (Global Entrepreneurship Academy) in Ljubljana;  Lecturer in the “European Project Manager” postgraduate education program (joint program with University of Bremen); Co-founder of  the EU education program  “European Master in Project Management”; IPMA Vice president (international events and R&D); President of the Slovenian Project management Association (ZPM); First IPMA foreign assessor in the PM Certification Program in Serbia and Montenegro; Project manager of the 14th  IPMA (International Project Management Association) world congress in 1998; and President of scientific committee of 1st joint ICEC & IPMA Global Congress on Project Management and Cost Engineering in 2006.  He has published more than 300 works on project management and other topics.  Professor Semolic can be contacted at .




University of Maribor

The University of Maribor was established in 1959. It currently has 13 Faculties and more than 20,000 students. The Faculty of Logistics has two educational programs – technical and business logistics. Project management is an integral part of the program curriculum. Research work performed by the Project and Technology Management Institute has strong links with Slovenian industry.  The first international inter-faculty masters program, European Master in Project Management – EuroMPM, will start in the next academic year. The EuroMPM is being implemented by a consortia of European Universities (University of Zaragoza, University of Bilbao, University of Trondheim, ESC Lille/Paris, University of Dortmund, University of Friedberg and University of Maribor). The University of Maribor has a long tradition in the teaching of project management, which started in 1971.  Additional information about the university can be found at




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