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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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 South Wales in Sydney, Australia
  • Provost (chief academic officer), Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Health Affairs for the ten-campus University of California System (UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside, UC Merced)
  • Provost (chief academic officer and chief operating officer) for the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirate

Born in Australia in 1945, Hume graduated from the University of Adelaide with bachelor’s degrees in dental science and dental surgery in 1968. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Human Physiology and Pharmacology in 1973 by thesis and the degree of Doctor of Dental Science for published research work in 1990 from the same university.

A postdoctoral research fellow in the UCLA School of Medicine in 1975, Hume was appointed as Assistant then Associate Professor of Dentistry at UCLA in 1977; Chair of the Department of Dentistry at the University of Adelaide in 1984; Dean of Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1988; Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at UC San Francisco in 1991; then Dean of Dentistry at UCLA in 1996.

Hume received multiple teaching awards from UCLA and UCSF. He gained licenses to practice dentistry in Australia by credential in 1968 and then in California by National and then State Board examinations in 1992, and was funded continuously for his research work on the beneficial and adverse effects of materials used in dental practice by the US National Institutes of Health and its Australian equivalent between 1980 and 2003.
Hume is a Professor Emeritus both UCLA and UC San Francisco and an Adjunct Research Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

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