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Royal Academy of Engineering - Britain's National Academy for Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering is Britain's national academy for engineering, bringing together the country's most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering.

The Academy provides analysis and policy support to promote the UK's role as a great place from which to do business. They take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK's world class research base to underpin innovation.

The Academy's work programmes for 2011 to 2015 are driven by four strategic challenges, each of which provides a key contribution to a strong and vibrant engineering sector and to the health and wealth of society.

  • Drive faster and more balanced economic growth
  • Foster better education and skills
  • Lead the profession
  • Promote engineering at the heart of society

Drive faster and more balanced economic growth

The Academy invests in world class research, supporting the best people and focusing on areas that address specific issues and challenges. The Academy runs a comprehensive programme of awards and schemes to encourage engineering research and facilitate closer contacts between the industrial and academic worlds. These include:

  • Research Fellowships
  • Research Chairs
  • Industrial Secondments
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellowships
  • Research Chairs in Emerging Technologies
  • Engineering Enterprise Fellowships
  • Senior Research Fellowships
  • Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships
  • Research Exchanges with China and India
  • Newton International Fellowships
  • ExxonMobil Engineering Teaching Fellowships

Further information about the Academy's research schemes is available at http://www.raeng.org.uk/research/

Foster better education and skills

The Academy is committed to the support of engineering education from the sixth form through to postgraduate level and continuing professional development. They run a wide variety of schemes to support engineering education.

These include:

  • Standing Committee for Education and Training
  • Connecting Teachers
  • The National Engineering Programme
  • Engineering Engagement Project
  • Schemes for undergraduates
  • Schemes for professional engineers
  • Visiting Professors' schemes
  • Educating Engineers for the 21st Century
  • Shape the Future and the STEM Directories
  • The Engineering Diploma
  • The Innovation Hothouse

Further information about the Academy's education schemes is available at http://www.raeng.org.uk/education/

Lead the profession

The Academy harnesses the collective pan-engineering expertise of its Fellowship to act as an advisor to the British government by providing recommendations, analysis and solutions on a number of topical policy areas. At present, the Academy's policy work focuses on energy, infrastructure, transport, sustainability, innovation, education and skills in addition to the issues that concern business and industry and rebalancing the economy.

The Academy is also host to the professional engineering alliance, Engineering the Future, to provide a unified voice for engineering on matters that require expertise and advice from a number of engineering bodies.

Further information about the Academy's policy is available at http://www.raeng.org.uk/policy/

Promote engineering at the heart of society

The Academy organises a number of events and debates in addition to the production of a quarterly magazine Ingenia to reach a variety of difference audiences and enhance greater awareness of engineering and how it impacts on the wider world.

The Academy also recognises and celebrates the most talented engineers by awarding prestigious prizes, including the annual MacRobert Award and The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, a new global award which celebrates truly outstanding advances in engineering that have created significant benefit to humanity.

Further information about the Academy's engineering prizes is available at http://www.raeng.org.uk/prizes

Contact

The Royal Academy of Engineering
3 Carlton House Terrace,
London,
SW1Y 5DG

Tel: 020 7766 0600
URL: http://www.raeng.org.uk