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Prof. Charles Egbu

Pro Vice Chancellor (Education and Experience) University of East LondonEducation and Experience
Location: London, UK


Professor Egbu has over 25 years of experience in higher education. Prior to UEL he was the dean of the School of The Built Environment and Architecture at London Southbank University, where he also holds the chair in project management and strategic management in construction. He has written 12 books, and has lectured nationally and internationally in areas such as sustainable development, resilient communities, construction economics, and innovation and knowledge management in complex environments. Professor Egbu has over 300 research publications to his credit, and has received more than £25 million in research funding. Prior to arriving at London Southbank, Professor Egbu was head of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford. He also served as that university’s associate head of research and innovation. His other roles have included director of education and student experience at London Southbank and professor of project management and strategic management in construction and director of postgraduate research at Glasgow Caledonian University. He also served as chair of professional standards and knowledge at The Association for Project Management and has worked closely with many professional and industry bodies in the areas of training and competence frameworks. He has a doctorate in construction project management from the University of Salford. As UEL’s pro vice-chancellor (education and experience), Professor Egbu will lead on ‘Future Graduate’ strategic objectives involving student participation, progression, academic experience and achievement. He will start at UEL on 1 May.



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