WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Dr Catherine Hack

Principal Adviser, Learning and Teaching, AdvanceHE, UK

Dr Kay Hack (PFHEA) is the Lead Consultant (Education) for Advance-HE. Kay
leads a team of senior consultants to deliver a range of services to the HE sector to
support strategic leadership and change in HEIs. She has
worked with a diverse range of UK and international higher
education providers on key themes which aim to improve the
student experience and outcomes. She led, in collaboration with
the UK Quality Assurance Agency, the revision of sector
guidance on Education for Sustainable Development. Currently
her focus is on supporting institutional leaders to develop a
strategic approach to their organisation’s commitment to
sustainability and flexible learning and teaching.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Peter J. Wells

Chief, Higher Education, UNESCO, France

Since 2016, Peter has lead UNESCO’s priority area of quality higher education with an emphasis on widening access, quality assurance and academic mobility, the latter reinforced by the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education adopted in 2019. Dr. Wells’ current priority is UNESCO’s 3rd World Conference on Higher Education which will take place in Barcelona in May 2022 – a key landmark event which takes place once every 10 years and which will set the roadmap agenda for higher education for HE and the 2030 SDG Agenda. He also co-leads on the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants initiative that aims to support access to learning and employment opportunities for displaced persons. Prior to taking up his current post, Peter was a Higher Education Specialist and Director of the UNESCO’s European Centre for Higher Education for ten years. He is the author of strategy papers and monographs on the topic of higher education reforms, quality assurance, and inclusion in national HE systems. Originally from the UK, Peter has taught at the HE and TVET levels in the USA, Poland, the UAE and Romania. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a PhD in Quality Enhancement of Higher Education Systems.

PANEL CHAIRS AND PANELLISTS

Patrick Paul Walsh

Vice President of Education, The Sustainable Development Solutions Network Director of the SDG Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Patrick Paul Walsh is the Vice President of Education at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and is the Director of the SDG Academy. He is on secondment from University College Dublin where is a Full Professor of International Development Studies and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies in UCD, Dublin. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has held academic positions in Trinity College Dublin, K.U. Leuven, Harvard University and Columbia University. He has also held positions in the United Nations, European Commission, IMF and World Bank. His current focus is on Sustainable Development Education that is informed by Science, Practice and Policy.

Prof. Barney Glover AO

Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University, Australia

Professor Barney Glover is the Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University. He commenced in this role on 1 January 2014. Professor Glover is an accomplished academic leader and experienced Vice-Chancellor. Previously Vice-Chancellor at Charles Darwin University from 2009 to 2013, he has a long record of success in university management and leadership, particularly in research, intellectual property management and major capital development projects. Professor Glover also has significant business leadership credentials through having served on the boards of a range of corporate organisations and several state and national centres covering areas such as health and medical research, energy, mineral exploration and processing and telecommunications.

Prof. Ghassan Aouad

Chancellor, Abu Dhabi University, UAE President, Applied Science University, Bahrain

Professor Ghassan Aouad has been the President of Applied Science University since November 2014. He spent five years in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering of Loughborough University, where he obtained his MSc in Construction (1987) and his PhD entitled Integrated Planning Systems for the Construction Industry (1991). In 1992, Professor Aouad joined the University of Salford as a Research Fellow and progressed through to the role of Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Dean of the College of Science & Technology before he left in December 2011. During that time, he successfully supervised 24 PhD students, externally examined 52 PhD students, authored 3 major research books and co-authored one book, generated more than £10M in research funding as Principal Investigator and £8M as Co-Investigator, published 92 papers in top rated refereed journals, delivered more than 50 keynote speeches and invited lectures, and presented his work in more than 42 countries. In January 2012, he became President of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and in May 2013, he became Vice President for Academic Affairs at Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) based in Kuwait. Furthermore, Prof Aouad was appointed as Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in March 2010 and became President in June 2014 for a year. In July 2016, Professor Aouad received an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from Loughborough University in the UK.

Dr Catherine Hack

Principal Adviser, Learning and Teaching, AdvanceHE, UK

Dr Kay Hack (PFHEA) is the Lead Consultant (Education) for Advance-HE. Kay leads a team of senior consultants to deliver a range of services to the HE sector to support strategic leadership and change in HEIs. She has worked with a diverse range of UK and international higher education providers on key themes which aim to improve the student experience and outcomes. She led, in collaboration with the UK Quality Assurance Agency, the revision of sector guidance on Education for Sustainable Development. Currently her focus is on supporting institutional leaders to develop a strategic approach to their organisation’s commitment to sustainability and flexible learning and teaching.

Prof. Ghaleb Alhadrami Albreik

Acting Vice Chancellor, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Professor Ghaleb Alhadrami Albreiki is the Acting Vice Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). In addition, he had been appointed as the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Provost) from August 2016 to Jan 2021. Prof. Albreiki held the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Registration from 2014 to 2016. He served as the Dean of the College of Food and Agriculture, UAEU from 2007 till 2014. Besides, he held the post of the Vice Dean for 3 years, the Assistant Dean for Research for 6 years, and Chair of the Animal Production Department from 1994 to 1998. Prof. Albreiki has been elected as the Executive President of the Asian Universities Alliance for the year 2022-2023. Moreover, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Space Science and Technology Center since 2020. He has also been the Secretary General of the Date Palm Friends Society since 2019, a member of the UAEU Expo 2020 Dubai Advisory Board Council since 2016, and a member of the Emirates Scientists Council since 2016. Prof. Albreiki is the author of 2 books and 4 book chapters. He has published over 60 scientific papers in refereed conferences and scientific journals. Prof. Ghaleb received his PhD in Nutritional Sciences in 1991 from the University of Arizona, USA.

Prof. Amr A. Adly

President, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) Alexandria, Egypt President, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) Alexandria, Egypt

Prof. Adly, received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. He worked as a Senior Magnetics Scientist at LDJ Electronics, USA and has been a faculty member in Cairo University Faculty of Engineering since 1994. During the summers of years 1996-2000, Prof. Adly worked as a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Maryland, USA. He also worked as a consultant to the UNESCO Cairo office and as an expert to the EU Commission where he participated in developing the RDI Program for Egypt. He established and directed the R&D Division of the Egyptian Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) and was responsible for managing a 100 Million LE Fund to boost the national value-added of Egyptian SMEs. In the period 2010-2019 Prof. Adly served as Cairo University Faculty of Engineering Vice Dean, the Executive Director of the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), Cairo University Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He authored two books, published more than 135 reviewed papers, holds one U.S. patent, IEEE Fellow since 2010 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. Prof. Adly has been awarded the Presidential Egyptian First Class Medal of Science and Arts, the University of Maryland ECE Dept. Distinguished Alumni Award, the Egyptian State Appreciation, Excellence and Encouragement Prizes and the Shoman Foundation Arab Scientist Prize.  Prof. Adly started his role as Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology President in July 2022. 

 

Prof. Oriol Amat

Rector, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Adly, received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. He worked as a Senior Magnetics Scientist at LDJ Electronics, USA and has been a faculty member in Cairo University Faculty of Engineering since 1994. During the summers of years 1996-2000, Prof. Adly worked as a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Maryland, USA. He also worked as a consultant to the UNESCO Cairo office and as an expert to the EU Commission where he participated in developing the RDI Program for Egypt. He established and directed the R&D Division of the Egyptian Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) and was responsible for managing a 100 Million LE Fund to boost the national value-added of Egyptian SMEs. In the period 2010-2019 Prof. Adly served as Cairo University Faculty of Engineering Vice Dean, the Executive Director of the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), Cairo University Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He authored two books, published more than 135 reviewed papers, holds one U.S. patent, IEEE Fellow since 2010 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. Prof. Adly has been awarded the Presidential Egyptian First Class Medal of Science and Arts, the University of Maryland ECE Dept. Distinguished Alumni Award, the Egyptian State Appreciation, Excellence and Encouragement Prizes and the Shoman Foundation Arab Scientist Prize.  Prof. Adly started his role as Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology President in July 2022. 

 

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