IPMA International Project Management Association


Research is an essential aspect of any profession and IPMA´s mission is to provide a link between research communities and IPMA members. This overall objective is achieved by participating in a variety of research events, by organizing research conferences, seminars and workshops with a specific focus as well as facilitating research activities across the IPMA Family. On top of that, we recognise research excellence through a programme of the IPMA Global Research Awards and encourage researchers by providing prizes for research papers at conferences.

Our vision is to create a global value space for research activities to shape the future of project, programme and portfolio management.

  • Through our research activities, IPMA ́s differentiating strengths are made clear to all interested parties, from practitioners, to managers and executives, to nations, and to the society at large
  • Through our research activities we actively support the development of IPMA Global Standards, Products and Services, being the reference for worldwide, cross-cultural competent and performing project, programme and portfolio management
  • Through our research awards, IPMA ́s visibility is widespread and the brand value of IPMA is verifiably clear, especially in the area of “Project Excellence”

Ding Ronggui
Dr. Ding Ronggui is a professor in Shandong University. In last 10 years, he played different roles for IPMA PE Award: From 2007 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2016, he was a PE Award Management Board member, from 2015 to 2017, he worked as a PE Award Jury member. As an assessor or team-leader assessor, he assessed many types of project applying for IPMA PE Award in different countries, such as Iran, Italy, Russia, Germany etc. He has more than 20 years of experience as a project manager or project management expert in academic organizations, industries and government departments. He was honored as an Excellent Talent by the Ministry of Education of China in 2007 and is teaching project management for EMBA and EDP programs in different universities in China and other countries.

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