The ENTER Network Governing Board nominated Prof. Dr. José Carlos Quadrado as the first President of the ENTER Network for the period 2022-2026.
This nomination comes as the recognition of his dedicated work to the development of Quality Education Worldwide, in general, and the assembling the ENTER Network for many years, in particular.
Culminating the ENTER Network structure final buildup, the Governing Board nominated Prof. Dr. Jose Carlos Quadrado, SEFI Fellow, and an international leader in engineering education to become the first president of the ENTER Network.
Prof. Quadrado is a tenured full-professor at the Porto Polytechnic Institute (P.Porto), one of the leading and most prestigious engineering institutes in Portugal, where he is also currently the Pro-President for Internationalisation.
He holds a BSc in Energy and Power Systems, a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation and Industrial Electronics, a MSc and a Doctor degree in Electrical Engineering and Computers from Lisbon University. He also holds the Habilitation degree (Aggregation) in Electrical Eng. from Beira Interior University.
His vast experience as leader of multiple international organizations worldwide was the natural segway into this very prestigious position. He holds the position of past-President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), past-President of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), and the position of past president of the Ibero-American Engineering Education Association (ASIBEI). He is also a past-Vice President of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) and past-President of Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL).
Innovative, good communicator and experienced in the field of Engineering he leads the Portuguese Observatory on European and Latin-American University management strategy best practices (TELESCOPI Portugal). Being a former member of the National Bologna Expert Group, he is the past-President of the Portuguese association of engineering deans (APDI2E).
As a current Vice President of the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE), he has been actively supporting the development of new accreditation agencies in Central Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America.
Being a member and senior member of several engineering societies and engineering education societies in several continents, he knows the different realities of the education worldwide. As a polyglot, he is also a visiting professor in many universities around the world and board member of several educational and technological societies .
He is the Chair Elect of the International Division of the American Society for engineer Education (ASEE) and simultaneously a Kazakhstan Society of Engineering Education (KazSEE) accreditation board member.
As an academician and researcher, he has been involved in more than 200 international publications, patents and has been the recipient of international technical awards and scholarships.
He has also occupied editorial positions in scientific journals. His academic work is mostly related to the fields of engineering education, sustainability, electric vehicles, and intelligent control.
He is the Peter I 2017 medallist from the Russian Engineering Education Association and was awarded the prestigious LACCEI Academic Merit Award, in 2014.
From the 1st of January 2022, Prof DR. José Carlos Quadrado will lead the ENTER Network to the intended planetary impact of developing the international professional educator as a equally recognised profession.