Arnold Pears

Arnold Pears

Arnold Pears

IEEE Region: 8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)


Dr. Pears is Professor, and head of the Department of Learning in Engineering Sciences at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He leads research in Engineering Education and Computing in Schools and is a director of the CeTUSS Swedish National Center for Student and Societally Relevant Engineering Education. He has previously served as Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Uppsala University Center for STEM Higher Education Research, and member of the Uppsala University Academic Senate and pedagogical advisory board to the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Arnold received his BSc(Hons) and PhD from La Trobe University, AUSTRALIA. Arnold is an IEEE Senior Member, Computer Society Golden Core Member(2012), receiving the Schmitz Award (2012) for services to the FIE conference. He has published more than 100 articles in major conferences and journals and has served as conference and program committee chair for many major conferences under the auspices of the IEEE and ACM. For more information

2023-2024 President-Elect Position Statement:
If elected I will use my extensive experience as STEM researcher and departmental leader to make significant contributions to policies, initiatives and curricula and pedagogical standards through the IEEE Education Society. Thought leadership is central to our goal to improve our professional support for students and professionals both through education and after graduation. I offer my services to the community in the pursuit of these goals.

The IEEE Education Society is dedicated to enhancing education in all areas of engineering and increasing the accessibility and relevance of engineering for future generations of young people. Ours is a society of volunteers, with volunteers, for volunteers. Understanding how to increase the relevance of membership is a key current challenge. I will implement a process of innovation to understand and improve the types of support our community gives to education and or profession. Supporting our members in their professional lives is vital to our continued success. I will work toward enhancing the relevance and appeal of the Education Society around the globe.

Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology