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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Institutional Case Studies’ Presentation- Parallel Tracks
17th April 2024

Track 5

The Role of Universities in Re-skilling and Upskilling the Workforce

Room: Emerald

Chaired by: Dr. Marko Savic, Higher Education Expert & Foresight Influencer, UAE

14:30-14:40

Welcoming by Chair

14:40-14:55

Achieving ‘Digital Inclusion’: A Successful Case Study of a Dubai-Based University, Dr. Tendai Charles, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, The British University in Dubai, UAE.

14:55-15:00

Questions & Answers

15:00–15:15

Adapting Project Based Learning (PBL) Approach as Educational Tool for Engineering Programs, Dr. Ehab Bani Hani, Manager of the Project Based Learning Center, Australian University (AU), Kuwait

15:15-15:20

Questions & Answers

15:20- 15:35

Nurturing Student Employability Through AI, Dr. Shakib Farhat, Dean of Student Affairs, Abu Dhabi University, UAE

15:35- 15:40

Questions & Answers

15:40-15:55

Enhancing The Student Experience Through Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship Activities, Dr. Ahmed Nawaz Hakro, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation Middle East College, Oman

15:55-16:00

Questions & Answers

16:00-16:15

Coffee Break

16:20-16-35

The Tech-Driven Classroom - A New Era of Educational Personalization at Woxsen University, Dr. Hemachandran Kannan, Director of AI Research Centre, Woxsen University, India

16:35-16:40

Questions & Answers

16:40-16:55

Leveraging Mentorship for Enhanced Student Experiences: A Case Study on the University of Manchester's MentorME Program, Dr. Nada Messaikeh, Managing Director, Impactiv Ltd , UAE

16:55-17:00

Questions & Answers

17:00-17:15

Session Closure by Chair