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Program | ReTHINK TANK Summit

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

 

May 7, 2018

 

9 am – 9:45 am         

Registration & Light Breakfast

 

9:45 – 9:50 am          

Welcome Remarks from AU Chancellor Karim Seghir, Ph.D.

 

9:50 – 9:55 am          

Greetings from Ashwin Fernandes, QS Intelligence Unit

  

10:00 am – 1 pm           

Panel Discussions, Moderated by Dr. Senthil Nathan, Edu Alliance

 

Panel 1: Reflection

Are historical institutions – the original think tanks – equipped to prepare millennials for an ever-evolving employment landscape?

The Panelists:

Prof. Riyad Y Hamzah, President of University of Bahrain

Dr. Abdel Wahab Mohamed Ezzat, President of Ain Shams University, Egypt

Mr. Mohammad Saeed Al-Shehhi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Design District, UAE

Ms. Fara Remtulla, Co-Founder and CFO, Clearly, Dubai

Mr. Sami Y. I. Jouaneh, Alumni of RIT-Dubai University, Electrical Engineering

 

Panel 2: Re-evaluation

How will higher education actually prepare students for jobs that are unimaginable today? Is this a mission impossible? 

The Panelists:

Prof. Mansoor Ahmed Alaali, President of Ahlia University, Bahrain


Prof. Ammar Kaka, Provost/Vice-Principal of Heriot Watt University-Duba, UAE


Dr. Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, UAE


Mr. Abdulsalam Haykal, Founder and Chairman of Haykal Media, UAE


Dr. Irfan Ahmad, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Irhal.com


Mr. Fares Mohammed Nabil Alhomsi, MBA Student & Research Assistant, Ajman University

 

Panel 3: Reposition

How will universities manage fixed resources to meet fluctuations in student interests and industry expectations? 

The Panelists:

Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor of Ajman University, UAE

Prof. Saeb Khreisat, President of Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Mr. Idriss Al Rifai, CEO & Co-Founder, Fetchr, UAE

Mr. Munir Chaer, Senior Mechanical Engineering Student, Abu Dhabi University

Mr. Sofyan Ibrahim, MBA Student, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai

  

1 pm – 2 pm

Lunch Break

 

2 pm – 4 pm              

QS Rankings Master Class with Ashwin Fernandes, QS Intelligence Unit