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BOARD MEETING MINUTES 3 July 2009 – 11.00 AM Admissions – Members Three new members were admitted in June. As at 3 July, TPA counts 244 members. France TPA professors lectured in 19 different schools or universities in June. We were also in touch with: - École Centrale de Paris, setting up an “Energies” course - École Centrale de Lyon, reviewing TPA courses in 2008-2009 and preparing academic year 2009-2010. TPA delivered 175 half-days of courses from April to June 2009 (compared to a total of 269 half-days from April to August 2008). International Europe - The TPA office in Belgium (in Féluy) is up and running. Jacques Legrand is at the helm. - We have been in touch with several universities in the UK and Russia discussing courses in 2009-2010. - We are preparing the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) Student Tour, involving 48 conferences in European countries by 6 Total ot TPA professors. Americas: - We are preparing courses for Brazil and Canada in 2009-2010. - We have run courses in Venezuela (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administraction-IESA and Universidad Central de Venezuela-UCV), and are preparing the programme for 2009-2010, which should essentially focus on UCV. Asia: - We ran three weeks of courses in May and June, in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam respectively. - We are preparing our programme for 2009-2010 in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Middle East: - Courses for Iraq and Iran, preparing programmes for 2009-2010. - Preparing programmes for Yemen for 2009-2010. Africa - Preparing 2009-2010 courses in South Africa, Benin, Libya, Congo and Burkina- Faso. - Cameroon: 8 weeks of courses at the ISTAC Douala in June, preparing the programmes for 2009-2010. Recap: we ran 134 weeks of courses outside France from September to June 2009, i.e. 65% more than the 81 weeks in the previous academic period. The increase should be 73% over the full academic year (through end-July 2009).
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