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

Dr. Abdullatif M. AlShamsi

Dr. AlShamsi received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, USA in 1997 and earned his Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University. Previously, Dr. AlShamsi held the position of Managing Director of the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) for seven years, where he founded Applied Technology High Schools, Fatima College for Health Sciences, and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic. Dr. AlShamsi is Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UAE University. His appointments at UAE University included Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research. He also led efforts to establish the Internship and Work Integrated Learning program. Dr. AlShamsi has more than thirty five publications in world-class scientific and peer reviewed journals and has appeared at international conferences. His latest series of books published in Arabic is titled: The Making of Education. In March 2015 Dr. AlShamsi was appointed Vice Chancellor of the System of Higher Colleges of Technology by virtue of a federal decree.

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