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World reach

ICE news

Internationally, the ICE will focus on Hong Kong, Australia China, Russia, and Hungary.

Hong Kong has over 3,000 ICE members, as engineers cannot practice without being chartered.

Australia has a legacy of ICE members but young engineers are now joining the Institution of Engineers Australia, with which the ICE is working to strengthen links.

China does not have a professional civil engineering institution, and growing numbers look to join the ICE. The booming Chinese economy has boosted membership.

The ICE is also accrediting Russian civil engineering degree courses, as Russia looks for international recognition.

Links with Hungary have grown from the ICE's objective of understanding the professional requirements of engineers in the new European Union accession countries. Hungary has no ICE equivalent but consultant Arup has an office there and is helping forge links.

Current international area contacts are: Oivind Grimsmo for Europe, Rachel Vaughan for Asia Pacific and Ruth Dennett for the Middle East, Africa and Americas.

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