From 2000-2006 Tariq Durrani was Deputy Principal responsible for Staff Development, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Centre for Lifelong Learning and the University’s IT and computing infrastructure. His research covers Communications, Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Technology Management. He has authored 360 publications; supervised 45 PhDs, and has held Visiting appointments at Princeton, University of Southern California, Stirling, and Tianjin Normal University, China. He has been the 2013-16 Vice President (International) Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is a Member of the International Committee of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was 2006-07 President IEEE Engineering Management Society; 1994-95 President IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has been 2009-2011 EMEA Regional Director for IEEE Communications Society and 2010-11 Vice President IEEE Educational Activities Board. In 2019, UNESCO appointed him as Co-Chair Advisory Board for the UNESCO Engineering II Report entitled “Engineering the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Current and future trends in engineering around the world”.