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. Ahed Al-Wahadni

Dr. Ahed Al-Wahadni holds several scientific degrees in his field of specialization “Dentistry”, administration, and teaching, as well as four research awards, over seventy scientific papers published, and seven books. During his time at Jordan University of Science and Technology, he accomplished a great deal with the goal of improving teaching, scientific research, innovation, management, and the university’s infrastructure in order to make the university more international. In summary, he was vice president of the university for two full terms, acting president for many periods, dean for four years, head of department for four years, director of clinics, and assistant dean during his administrative work at the university, which lasted about fifteen years. He was the chairman of the university’s administrative development and study plan committees. He served on the Royal National Committee for Human Resources Development (HRDS) and three university boards of trustees. Dr. Al-Wahadni ] served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research before becoming a member of the Higher Education Council and Vice Chairman of the Scientific Research Support Funds Board of Directors. He chaired and served on more than thirty committees, the most important of which were HRDS, the Higher Education Council, the Research Support Fund committees, Scientific Committee, Certificate Equivalency Committee, and Non-Jordanian Higher Education Institutions Recognition Committee. He was involved in the formulation of the National Committee for Human Resources Development’s strategy and executive plan, as well as the development of the executive plan for the economic growth stimulus plan, as well as the formulation of the Ministry of Higher Education’s strategic plan and the plan to attract Arab and foreign students. He was an Economic and Social Council advisor for two rounds in the higher education sector. He worked to turn the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research into an electronic ministry, and as a result, the ministry received the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence in Government Performance and Transparency.

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