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. Ammar Kaka

Professor Kaka before joining Curtin university, was the President of Applied Science University in Kingdom of Bahrain. Prior to this he served as the Provost and Vice Principal of Heriot Watt University Dubai, a position he has held since 2010. Professor Kaka’s contribution to transnational education in general and to the Dubai’s education landscape in particular has been immense. Before this he was based in the UK where he assumed academic and leadership roles in both Heriot Watt and Liverpool universities.

Professor Kaka is a Professor of Construction Economics and Management and has an international reputation for research on the planning, management, and control of construction projects. Author of more than 150 publications, he has held numerous funded research grants with impact demonstrated by the extent of citation and direct industrial application. He is a fellow of the RICS and member of the editorial boards of a number of international academic journals. He has supervised numerous PhD students to completion, many of which have developed into senior roles in governments, industry and academia.