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

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Prof. Ali Hamie 2017

Ali HAMIE, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Arts, Sciences & Technology University in Lebanon (AUL), a senior member at Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), coordinator of the Federation of the Arabic Russian University Presidents and member in the Council of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Arab Universities. He earned a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Automatics in the year 2000 from the Lebanese university, pursued his Master degree in Sciences and Technology of Telecommunications at Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB), as well as his Doctoral studies at Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO). In 2014 he received his Habilitation to Direct research (HDR) degree in Optical Communications from UBO.

In 2005 he was appointed the Chairperson of the Computer and Communications Engineering (CCE) department at AUL, in 2009 the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Fine Arts and Advisor to the President of AUL for quality assurance, and later in September 2017 the Dean of the faculty of Engineering, in addition to being responsible of all external relations with American, European universities.

He participated in more than 40 local and international pedagogical meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences revolving around: Distant learning, standards and guidelines for quality assurance, accreditation, competency-based approach, key performance indicators and governance in higher education institutions.

He is as well a member in the European Tempus project “Distant Learning and Pedagogical Innovation”, a referent Member of the “Digital Education Committee” of CONFREMO, and Coordinator of “Quality Assurance Development 2020” Project to set the Governance Framework, Strategic plan, Operational plan, Quality Assurance and Institutional Effectiveness Manual for AUL. Moreover, he is a member in the “University Governance Screening Card Program” to improve quality and governance in tertiary Education in the MENA region supported by the World Bank, a member in the “Higher Education Quality Assurance Ad hoc committee” and a member in the “Specialized Committee for Engineering” assigned by the Lebanese Directorate General of Higher Education, and.

In collaboration with French, British and Lebanese institutions, he co-supervised 10 PhD theses in the domain of high speed optical communications systems, in addition to supervising over 50 Master theses and final year projects in Lebanon.

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