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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Stream1 Promoting University- Industry Collaboration
Chaired by: Dr. Adel Zairi
Room: Diamond 1
14:30 – 14:35 Chair Welcoming
14:35 – 14:55 Strategies for Promoting Industry-Academia Partnership in Nigeria
Prof. Mike Faborode, Secretary General – Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigeria and Former Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife – Nigeria and Dr. Helen Folake Faborode, Lecturer Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria
14:55 – 15:00 Questions and Answers
15:00 – 15:20 The Imperative to Blend Liberal and Professional Learning under Conditions of Extreme Uncertainty: The American University of Afghanistan
Dr. Jeffery Belnap, Provost and Senior Vice President of the American University of Afghanistan
15:20 – 15:25 Questions and Answers
15:25 – 15:45 Creating Synergies Through Alliances Networks and Partnerships
Dr. Sarita Sahni, Founding President and CEO, College of Fashion and Design – UAE
15:45 – 15:50 Questions and Answers
15:50 – 16:10 University Industry Collaboration: A Case Study From the German Jordanian University
Dr. Ziad Abu El-Rub, Head of Industrial Relations Committee and Britta Kahler, Director of the Office for Industrial Links, German Jordanian University – Jordan
16:10 – 16:15 Questions and Answers
16:15 – 16:20 Closure by Chair

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