RGU researchers win funding to explore education within the surveying sector

A team of researchers from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment has won funding to allow them to evaluate the current state of education and teaching within the surveying sector.

As the global education market diversifies, there is an apparent move towards embracing work-based and postgraduate options as a central stream for entrants to the industry.

The team, which includes partners from North America, South Asia, Australia and Africa, will develop a series of case studies, which aim to explore, analyse and represent the present and likely future directions for surveying education in selected worldwide regions.

Funding for the research is being provided by Council of heads of Built Environment Education (CHOBE) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Professor Richard Laing, from RGU’s Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, believes the research will provide a great insight for the sector going forward.

"This is an important study for us to undertake, especially as our own approach to education in surveying has always had a global outlook.

“Whether this refers to our diverse student body or international collaboration, our work has always benefitted hugely from contact with teachers and professionals across the world, including in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Canada, as well as our Alumni in Australia and the Middle East.

“Being able to develop a deeper understanding of how Surveying education has developed globally will be fascinating, and will help us and others to identify ways to collaborate in the future.”

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