The University of West Scotland

Recently launched at the ICE’s London headquarters, The Future of Engineering ( is a comprehensive online hub that hosts a selection of exclusive, industry-related films, interviews and features.

As one of the sector’s leading voices in tertiary education and research, the University of West Scotland shares its insights and expertise in one of the initiative’s documentaries, entitled Putting the Smart into Cities.

The documentary (viewable at explores the ideas, innovations and individuals at the forefront of the development of sustainable, smart cities across the globe. Including commentary and analysis from a host of leading industry organisations, Putting the Smart into Cities addresses the present and future challenges of urban living, from transport and communications to the built environment, work and leisure.

The Future of Engineering also features a dedicated profile of the University of West Scotland and a film about its current ideas and operations, which can be found at

Professor Milan Radosavljevic, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Engagement), at UWS, said, “At UWS, we are leading globally relevant research and innovation, which is directly supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These solutions require digital technologies, they require a lot of research in artificial intelligence and automation. This particular work, which aligns with SDGs 9 and 11, focuses on the development of a range of ground-breaking solutions for future smart cities. The research truly is at the cutting edge of these efforts worldwide.”

Addressing the smart city challenge, David Porter, Vice President of the ICE, says, “The ICE’s vision for the future is really embodied in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, and we work very hard to try and support the delivery of those. We need to deliver all those SDGs in a way that helps people and the planet to thrive.”

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The University of West Scotland ( has four campuses in Scotland and one in London and was recently named Higher Educational Institution of the Year at the 2022 Herald Higher Education Awards. With more than 20,000 students representing 70 countries, UWS is one of Scotland’s largest and most international modern universities.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (, or ICE, is a 95,000-strong global membership organisation with more than 200 years of history. It is a centre of engineering excellence, qualifying engineers and helping them maintain lifelong competence, assuring society that the infrastructure they create is safe, dependable and well-designed. Its network of experts offers trusted, impartial advice to politicians and decision-makers on how to build and adapt infrastructure to create a more sustainable world.

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