General Secretariat

International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER)

Arlington, VA 22205, USA


May 16, 2005



Dear Colleague:


On behalf of all of us and of the iNEER Board, we are pleased to invite you to serve as a founding member of the iNEER Leadership Council. If accepted by you, your appointment will begin on July 1, 2005, and it will be for a two-year term that is renewable by mutual agreement.


For your information, in Appendix I we attach the draft Council charter as approved by the iNEER Board.


We also invite you to attend the organizational meeting of the Council on Tuesday July 26, 2005 to be held at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. Further details of the meeting are available upon request.


You are also invited to attend ICEE-2005 to be held on July 25 29, 2005 in Gliwice. This conference the thirteenth (13th) conference in the annual series sponsored by iNEER -- the International Network for Engineering Education and Research. The iNEER Network and its conferences are aimed at promoting mutual progress in education and research through international cooperation. The Network is a volunteer-based, non-profit, global professional organization supported by participating members, including representatives of industry. The iNEER Network currently has close to 26,000 members in 98 countries.


Details of ICEE-2005 are available at:

Information about iNEER and its activities and past conferences is available at: Major events and meetings during ICEE-2005 are listed in Appendix II attached to this letter. This year, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Silesian University of Technology. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus anytime this year, but especially during ICEE-2005.


We also look forward to your acceptance of our invitation to membership in the iNEER Leadership Council, and to your leadership, guidance, advice, suggestions and support.


Please respond by June 10, 2005 by regular mail or by e-mail at:, with a copy to Win Aung at:


Thank you.






Wojciech Zielinski, Rector

Silesian University of Technology

ul. Akademicka 2, 44-100

Gliwice, Poland

Interim Co-Chair, iNEER Leadership Council



Cc: David Chang, President

Polytechnic University of New York

New York, NY, USA

Interim Co-Chair, iNEER Leadership Council


Tomas Cermak, Rector

VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Chair, iNEER Board


Win Aung, Secretary-General

iNEER, Arlington, VA, USA









General Secretariat

International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER)

Arlington, VA 22205, USA



Leadership Council





(1)                 The iNEER Leadership Council shall be organized by the iNEER Board with members appointed by the Board based on open nomination and recommendation by Council members and members of the iNEER Network.

(2)                 The membership of the Council will comprise rectors, vice rectors,
presidents, chancellors, vice chancellors, provost, deans, etc. from
academic institutions, and senior representatives from industry and

(3)                 The Council is charged to plan and execute programs and activities so as to provide a platform for networking among leaders of universities and colleges, and senior representatives of industry and government from around the world.

(4)                 The Council shall enable the sharing of information and establishing cooperative exchanges by leaders of engineering education and research, including initiating and proposing future meetings and conferences for consideration by the iNEER Board.

(5)                 The work of the Council shall be led by two co-chairs in coordination with the Secretary-General of iNEER. The co-chairs shall be elected by members of the Council and shall serve two-year renewable terms. The co-chairs shall be responsible to jointly organize a Council meeting during a conference of the iNEER Network, and shall provide the leadership and associated administrative support, such as planning and organizing Council meetings, communicating with Council members and members of the iNEER Board, and providing the minutes of the Council meeting within 30 days after the meeting. The medium of communication shall be English.

(6)                 To the extent possible, the Council operation shall be self-sustaining with all members providing for their travels to attend meetings, including conference registration fees.





May 16, 2005


Dear Colleagues:


For those of you who are planning to attend ICEE-2005 in Gliwice, please note the program available at:


Important meetings and events are:


Sunday, July 24, 2005:

10:00 - 16:00  Special Workshop

17:00 - 20:00  iNEER Board/ISC meeting

20:00 - 22:00  iNEER Board dinner


Monday, July 25:

08:30 - 10:00  Opening Session

19:00 - 23:00  Banquet at Toszek Castle


Tuesday, July 26:

19:00 - 21:00  Reception; Choir Performance


Wednesday, July 27:

14:00 - 18:00  Invited Workshop/Presentation

18:30 - 19:45  Reception

20:00 - 21:30  Classical Music Concert 


Thursday, July 28:

07:30 - 23:00  Excursion to Krakow (see including free time for sightseeing, tour of Wieliczka Salt Mine, dinner at Zalesie Grange


Friday, July 29:

10:30 - 12:00  Plenary Session and Closing Ceremony


We look forward to welcoming you to Gliwice for ICEE-2005. 




Wojciech Zielinski, Rector of Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Chair of ICEE-2005 International Steering Committee 

Jerzy Moscinski, Chair, ICEE-2005 National Organizing Committee

Tomas Cermak, Rector of VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Win Aung, Secretary-General, iNEER Secretariat, Arlington, VA, USA