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

Prof. Pedro Manuel Saraiva, Portugal

Diploma from the University of Coimbra, Portugal (1987) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT, USA (1993); Assistant (1993-2001), Associate (2001-2010) and Full (2010-) Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra; Dean of NOVA-IMS (Information Management School at the Nova University of Lisbon (2018-); Member of the Portuguese National Parliament (2009-2012 and 2012-2015); Pro-Rector of the University of Coimbra (2003-2004 and 2005-2006); Vice-Rector of the University of Coimbra (2007-2009); Advisor of the President of Portugal for Higher Education (2006-2009); First receiver of the Feigenbaum Award (1998) by ASQ (American Society for Quality); Receiver of the Yoshio Kondo Award (2019); Associate (2010-2015) and then Full Member (2015-) of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) where he is also the Chair of the Think Tank for Quality in Education (2016-); Vice-President of the Board of the Portuguese Association for Quality (APQ); Has participated in several projects regarding Quality Management, Excellence Models, Quality in Education and Quality in Higher Education, both in Portugal and abroad (e.g. Poland, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Mexico); Has participated in international panels for Higher Education Quality Assessment conducted by the Accreditation Agencies of Oman and Mauritius; Has been collaborating with OECD and the European Commission in the development and application of a self-assessment platform for evaluating the innovation and entrepreneurial environments and initiatives carried out by Higher Education Institutions (HEInnovate); Author of over 100 papers and several books in the fields of quality, entrepreneurship, innovation and PSE.

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