Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

Technical Committee 2015

Mr. David Lock

David Lock has had a varied career in international higher education and university leadership. As Director of International Projects at the UK’s Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, David has been responsible for instigating and delivering projects with over 30 different countries, up to Governmental level. Projects have included major programmes for Rectors and Ministry Officials […]

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Prof. Beena Giridharan

Professor Beena Giridharan is the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia. In her role, she reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and provides academic, financial, strategic, and administrative leadership to Curtin Sarawak, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Prior to taking on this position, Beena was the Dean for Learning and Teaching

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Prof. Antonio Moreira Teixeira

António Teixeira is a Professor at Universidade Aberta (UAb), the Portuguese Open University, since 1991, where he heads the Department of Education and Distance Learning, and a researcher at the University of Lisbon. He\’s also a Director at Ibstpi – International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. He received his training in Philosophy

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Dr. Wyatte Hume

Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume is the Executive Director of Education, Training and Development, Research Division, Qatar Foundation. During the last fifteen years he has also served as Executive Vice Chancellor, the chief academic officer and chief operating officer, for the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Vice Chancellor and President of the University of New

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Prof. Julie Furst-Bowe

Julie Furst-Bowe currently serves as the Academic Vice President at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), a multi-campus institution serving more than 16,000 students annually in credit and non-credit programs throughout Wisconsin. CVTC is one of colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System and offers programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Business,

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