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In recognition of her work changing the landscape of engineering education around the world, IFEES will honor Prof. Dr. Khairiyah bte Mohd Yusof (Malaysia) with the 2018 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education. Prof. Dr. Khairiyah bte Mohd Yusof has been a long-esteemed member of the IFEES community, representing the Society for Engineering Education of Malaysia (SEEM) in IFEES, serving as IFEES Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion and hosted WEEF 2017 Kuala Lumpur.

Prof. Dr. Khairiyah bte Mohd Yusof is a Professor and the founding Director of the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Centre for Engineering Education, which promotes scholarly and evidence-based practices in engineering education. She is also the President of SEEM. A practitioner and researcher of student-centered learning approaches, particularly Problem Based Learning, she has spoken at and conducted workshops around the world. Her research focuses on innovative teaching and learning practices, faculty development, curriculum design, talent pipeline and engineering education for sustainable development.