ISSMGE Virtual University

ISSMGE President Prof. Charles Wang Wai Ng writes today to all geotechnical engineers and invites them to learn from ISSMGE virtual university as follows:

Dear all,

We are all under the threat by the COVID-19 and have suffered and affected by it one way or the other. Many universities and training centres are closed. Many students and engineers may not be able to access and receive necessary education and training. This is a serious disruption to their future. However, the free ISSMGE’s online “Virtual University” should be able to assist them while they are at home or under quarantine. We have developed seven full courses including:

Course 1: Risk-Mitigation, monitoring & Observational Methods
Course 2: In Situ Testing
Course 3: Earthquake Engineering
Course 4: Foundations
Course 5: Soil Characterization
Course 6: Geo-Engineering Education
Course 7. Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

In addition, there are many webinars available online. Please visit the ISSMGE website to find out more details as follows:

Please let whoever needs the education and training know in your countries and regions.

Please watch out the COVID-19 and take great care of your health conditions.  God Bless you all.


Best wishes

Charles Wang Wai Ng, Ph.D, CEng, FICE, FASCE , FHKIE, FHKEng
President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE),
Associate Vice-President  (Research and  Development),
CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability,
Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephones: 852+2358-8760 (Direct) or via Rolinda Tam on 852+2358-6177 (VPRGO) or Shirley Tse on 852+3469-2829 (Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility’s office)
Facsimiles: 852+2358-1534 (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
E-mail:  or

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