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. Samar Farah

Dr. Samar Farah is a Senior Skills Transformation Consultant working across Coursera’s three enterprise segments – education, government and business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In her role within Coursera for Campus, she examines the changing skills requirements in the labour market and advises universities and governments on the ways in which they could use Coursera for Campus to support their goals and outcomes.

Prior to Coursera, Samar spent over 10 years working in education research and programming in the philanthropy and non-government sectors, primarily focused on the Middle East and North Africa region. Most recently, Samar was the Director of Research and Innovation at the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, where she launched a scholarship program for underserved Arab youth, led research activities, and built a portfolio of projects in the field of online learning with universities across the region, among other activities. Samar holds a Doctorate in International Education Development from Columbia University.