Page 73 - Annual Report 2014-2015
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                          Schweizer Nationalkomitee für FEANI
Year of Adhesion : 1951
Declared engineers: 127 000
Number of EUR INGs: 885
Member associations: For over 175 years, the SIA (Swiss society of Engineers and Architects) has been Switzerland’s leading professional association for quali ed construction, technology and environment specialists. With some 14.500 members, Swiss Engineering STV covers above all quali ed engineers and architects, graduated at an engineering school, from different branches.
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     The members of the National Committee Switzerland (NK-CH) met four times during 2015 under the chairmanship of Dr. Jörg-Martin Hohberg. Prof. Christoph Gemperle continued to represent the NK-CH in the EMC, and Hannes Treier worked inten-
sively on the TF Status of the Engineer where he developed a prototype stakeholder map for FEANI.
The key theme in 2015 was the ongoing discussion on education and its recognition across Europe. To this end we worked with the ECEC, among others, to clarify the development of the FEANI-Index, the role of NMCs, and cooperation for the Common Training Framework (CTF). First meetings took place with AAQ (Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance), Swiss universities (our universities’ umbrella organization) and their working group FTAL (for technical, architectural and medical curricula at polytechnical schools).
Another milestone of 2015 was the transcription of the FEANI Chronicle in Switzerland from 1952 through 2014 by Mr. Santiago Schuppisser (photo) documenting the transition
from a lowly taskforce of the SIA into a joint SIA-STV commission in its own right. The Chronicle highlights various feathers in the NK-CH cap, such as the co-development of the FEANI-Index (modelled after the Swiss REG), the EUR-ING title and the Professional Card.
Highlight of the year was the meeting of the Central European member countries in Lucerne. Delegations from Belgium, Germany, Holland, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Switzerland came together on the 13th-15th of August in Lucerne to discuss the compatibility of different education systems across the borders. Alongside the various discussions, a tour of the Lucerne University HSLU by their newly appointed Dean of Technical & Architectural Studies and its smart-building project “iHome-Labs”, the time was well spent for networking at a dinner in the old part of town. The meeting was topped off with a boat trip across the Lake Lucerne and to the tip of Mount Pilatus, riding the world’s steepest cogwheel railway (an ASME heritage landmark!).
On the world’s stage, the NK-CH took part in the WECC in Kyoto: “Engineering – Innovation and Society”. The core

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