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What is the role of Academic Institutions in educating Project Managers?

Professors Ingason and Jonasson at the University of Reykjavik outline the issues in new series article

18 February 2015 – Dallas, London, Sydney – The Role of Academic Institutions in Educating and Training Project Managers is a new article By Helgi Thor Ingason and Haukur Ingi Jonasson at the University of Reykjavik in Iceland. The article is the first in a new series published in the PM World Journal and added to the PM World Library this month.

According to the authors: “‘Over the last two decades we, as academics who focus specifically on teaching, training and doing research in project management, have noticed how project management, as a discipline, is undergoing a major shift. Project management has evolved from being offered solely in the form of short courses with a rather narrow technical focus within engineering and business schools—typically in the form of CE (continuous education) courses—to becoming a rich academic discipline with a sharp practical focus… Through this series of short articles we would like to share our experience and philosophy with the readers of the PM World Journal; how we envision project management as a discipline and the role of educational institutions in promoting higher-level professional project management. We view project management education, research and training as the key success factor for business organisations in the future.”

To read this paper now in the PM World Library, go to and click on the title. Must be a logged in library member to access after 10 March 2015.