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Prof Helgi Thor Ingason named International Editorial Advisor for PM World Journal in Iceland

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 Head of Master in Project Management program at Reykjavik University joins PM World’s Global Academic Advisory Team

 23 November 2012 – PM World has announced that Dr. Helgi Thor Ingason, Associate Professor at Reykjavik University in Iceland, has joined the Editorial Advisory Board for the PM World Journal (PMWJ).  The PMWJ is a monthly eJournal devoted to the creation of new knowledge and continuous learning in program and project management (P/PM).

Dr. Helgi Ingason is an associate professor and co-head (with Dr. Haukur Ingi Jonasson) of the MPM – Master in Project Management – program at the Reykjavik University.  He holds a PhD in process metallurgy from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), MSc in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Iceland and a Stanford Advanced Project Management Certification from Stanford University. He is an IPMA Certified Senior Project Manager (B level).

The research fields of Dr. Ingason range from quality- and project management to system dynamics and renewable energy, production, transport and utilization, changes in the energy infrastructure and energy carriers of the future.  Dr. Ingason has reported on his research at conferences and in several reviewed conference and journal papers. He is the co-author of 6 books in the Icelandic language on project management, strategic planning, product development and quality management. He is also a co author of the book Project Ethics, published by Gower in January 2013.

Dr. Ingason was interim CEO of Orkuveita Reykjavikur (Reykjavik Energy) from 2010 to 2011. A co-founder of Nordica Consulting Group, Dr. Ingason is a management consultant and a recognized speaker. In his spare time he plays piano and accordion with the South River Band (www.southriverband.com), an Icelandic world music ensemble.

“It’s my pleasure to join the editorial board for the PM World Journal,” Dr. Ingason said.  “I also look forward to interacting with other academic leaders on his team, an impressive group.  More international collaboration should be useful to everyone, including our university and the students of project management here in Iceland.”

According to David Pells, PMWJ Managing Editor, “Prof Ingason is one of the leading researchers and educators in the project management field in Iceland. The MPM program at the Reykjavik University is the only program of its kind in the country, so it is extremely important.  Not only do we look forward to Prof Ingason’s input and support, but also hope to provide a useful resource for his MPM program as well.”

Reykjavik University (RU), Iceland´s largest private university, is a dynamic international university with over 3000 students offering a first rate education in one of the most unique countries in the world. The University is committed to academic excellence and is renowned for it outstanding teaching and unique relations with Icelandic industries and public institutions.  The University is comprised of four schools: the School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Law, and the School of Science and Engineering.  20 Masters degree programs are taught entirely in English, while several PhD programmes and a number of Undergraduate modules are also offered in English.  Reykjavik University welcomes international students seeking a creative academic working environment to join us in one of the most dynamic and unique countries in the world.  More about RU can be found at http://en.ru.is/the-university/.

The Master of Project Management (MPM) program at the Reykjavik University equips students with the skills and tools of effective project management, providing them with the ability to apply them to simple or complex projects. Students learn how to plan projects, how to set up and organize tasks, how to administer projects within project-oriented enterprises, and how to work within, as well as lead, project teams. The program covers all the fundamentals of project, portfolio and programme management and the essential principles associated with project management offices (PMO).  The MPM-program is a two year 90 ECTS unit program.  More information at http://en.ru.is/mpm/why-mpm/.

The PM World Journal is a global online publication produced by PM World Inc. in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management in different countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  Visit www.pmworldjournal.net.