In response to globalization, digitalization, and increased competition, universities are launching large-scale organizational changes and creating project portfolios to transform the corporate culture, organizational structure, business processes, and even their mission: innovation, entrepreneurship, and social issues are added to education and research. This creates a demand for professional tools, such as project management.

IPMA Smarter University Special Interest Group members have the opportunity to find like-minded professionals, save time and budgets by accessing the best practices of university project management, as well as to consolidate their positioning as professional project managers.

SIG Global Head

Russian Federation
Russian Federation Veniamin Kizeev
Academy of Management “WINbd”, Project Management Association SOVNET, Board of Directors

SIG managing team

  • Ekaterina Khalimon, State University of Management, Young Crew IPMA Member
  • Vasilina Badun, Academy of Management “WINbd”
  • Yuliya Gerasina, Academy of Management “WINbd”

SIG Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Vladimir Obradović, IPMA Serbia President, IPMA Vice President for Administration, Finance and Events, Serbia

  • Prof. Dr. Harald Wehnes, GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e.V.Leiter Fachgruppe “Projektmanagement an Hochschulen”, Germany
  • Dr. Martina Huemann, Professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, board member of Projekt Management Austria (pma)
  • Dr. Rebeka D. Vlahov Golomejić, IPMA Profession Development Manager, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, visiting professor at Lomonosov Moscow Business School, Croatia
  • Dr. German Gallardo Zevallos, Professor of Engineering Faculty of Universidad de Piura, President of IPMA Peru, Peru

  • Dr. Pablo V. Urquizo, President of IPMA Uruguay,director of Thesis and Professor of PM at Universidad Europea del Atlántico, UNINI and FUNIBER, International Consultant in Projects, Uruguay
  • Ding Ronggui, Professor of Project Management at the School of Management Shandong University in China, member of the Ministry of Education’s Engineering Management Education Advisory Committee, IPMA Vice President for Research, China
  • MSc. Miguel Mercado, IPMA Chile President, professor of Project Management at the Faculty of Engineering at the Universidad Andres Bello, UNAB, Chile

The IPMA Smarter University Special Interest Group solves the challenges of large, complex projects in universities around the world.

The Smarter University SIG exists to promote project management excellence within and across universities by connecting university leaders and teams; delivering best practices, standards and education; and providing opportunities to network.

Why join?

Smarter University will allow you to do joint research on the development of Project Management at universities.

SIG focus areas

  • Project management learning
  • Development of project management systems at universities
  • Multidisciplinary Scientific and Innovation Projects

SIG target groups

  • Heads of project offices of the universities
  • Project managers at universities
  • Rectors and Vice-rectors
  • Professors and teachers of project management
  • Representatives of the Ministry of education and science.