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


Workshop 2 – Preparing graduates for the AI Era

AimsThe aim of this workshop is to co-create a set of principles that can form the basis of institutional strategy for learning, teaching and assessment with AI. ContextArtificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work and learn. Higher education providers will play an important role in preparing people for future employability by supporting them […]

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Prof. Waqar Ahmad, UAE

Professor Ahmad is the Chancellor, having joined the University in June 2017. As a senior social scientist, he is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Ahmad was previously the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic at Middlesex University, with responsibility for faculties, academic development, teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, academic quality and

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Dr. Raffaele Trapasso, France

Raffaele Trapasso is an economist and international civil servant concerned about skills policies, governance systems, higher education, and economic development. He currently works with the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities where he coordinates the Organisation’s work on Higher Education Innovate ( Trapasso published in peer-reviewed journals and, over the past decade, has

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Prof. Hassan Diab, Lebanon

Hassan B. Diab received his B.Sc. (with Honors) in Communications Engineering, M.Sc. (with Distinction) in Systems Engineering, and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering. He joined the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1985. He is a registered Chartered Engineer in the Engineering Council, UK, and a registered Chartered Professional Engineer in the National Professional Engineers Register,

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Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Belgium

Since July 2009, Kurt is the Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an association of twenty-three leading comprehensive and research-intensive universities, promoting the interests of frontier research, innovation and education with the EU institutions. For his leadership in EU research, innovation and education policy, he was awarded a doctorate honoris causa by

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