The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has elected nine new members, three of whom were foreign, including Professor Lou Yongqi, dean of the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University. According to an online report by IVA, Professor Lou “is working on developing education and research in the field of sustainable design and social innovation. He is a pioneer in the field of design-driven innovation, an area that connects design, business and technology”. (https://www.iva.se/publicerat/nio-nya-ledamoter-till-iva)
Founded in 1919, IVA is the oldest engineering academy in the world.