Forum’s Structure

Morning Pre-Forum Workshops and Webinars 
09:30 – 09:55 Pre-Forum Workshops’ Registration
10:00 – 11:15 Workshop 1 (Online):
Formulating and leading your institutional digital learning strategy
A hands-on virtual workshop for administrators
Facilitators:
Dr. Fernando Senior,
Learning strategist, Quality Matters representative for Latin America and the Caribbean,  Founder, Strategy2Learn LLC, USA
Dr. Debra Mashek, Founder of Myco Consulting LLC

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Workshop 2 (Face to Face):
Teaching and Learning after the Storm: Re-thinking our Practices
Facilitator:
Dr. Charles Knight,
Senior Adviser Teaching and Learning, AdvanceHE
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11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:35 – 13:00 Workshop 1 – Continuation
Formulating and leading your institutional digital learning strategy
A hands-on virtual workshop for administrators
Workshop 2 – Continuation
Teaching and Learning after the Storm: Re-thinking our Practices
Afternoon Pre-Forum Webinars
14:00 – 15:15 Webinar 1:
Exploring the Future of HE: Leveraging on Micro-credentials to Offer Flexible Learning Pathways<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>

Facilitator:
Prof. Mairead Nic Giolla Mhichil,
Director of Micro-Credential Strategy and Innovation, Head of DCU Studio, Dublin City University, Ireland

Webinar 2:
Internationalization in Higher Education in a Post COVID-19 Era: Thinking and Planning Ahead<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>

Facilitator:
Ayse Deniz OZKAN
Vice-Director for Global Education and Partnerships, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey

15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:35 – 17:00 Webinar 1 – Continuation
Exploring the Future of HE: Leveraging on Micro-credentials to Offer Flexible Learning Pathways
Webinar 2 – Continuation
Internationalization in Higher Education in a Post COVID-19 Era: Thinking and Planning Ahead

8:00 – 9:00 Arrival and Forum Registration
9:00 – 10:00 Forum Official Opening

  • Opening speech by Dr. Narimane Hadj-Hamou, 5th MENAHELF Chair and CEO, CLICKS, UAE
  • Dignitary Speech
  • Zairi International Awards for Excellence in HE Winners’Announcement
  • Sponsors and Partners’ Recognition
Morning Plenary Session
Morning Plenary

Chair: Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, UAE

10:00 – 10:35 Keynote Address I
Steering tertiary education out of the crisis: Lessons from the COVID-19
Dr. Roberta Malee Bassett, Global Lead for Tertiary Education, Education Global Practice, World Bank Group, USA<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>
10:40 – 11:10 Keynote Address II
Our Golden Moment: Leading What’s Next
Dr. John O’Brien, President and CEO, EDUCAUSE, USA<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>
11:10 – 11:20 Plenary Q&As
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee Break & Exhibition Official Opening
11:40 – 13:05 Panel Discussion | Lessons Learned From COVID-19: How to Adapt, Overcome & Enhance a Sustainable Higher Education Model

Panel Chair: 

Prof. Yusra Mouzughi, President, Royal University for Women (RUW), Bahrain

Panellists:

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13:05 – 13:30 Keynote Address III
The Hyper-Hybrid Campus of tomorrow
Prof. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, President and CEO, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), UAE
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13:30 – 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 – 17:20 Case Studies’ Presentations (Parallel Sessions)
14:15 – 15:45 Track 1:
Re-inventing HE: New Pedagogies & Practices for Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Chaired by: Mr. Hanny Alshazly, Vice President, Middle East Africa Ellucian, UAE<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>
Track 2:
Re-inventing HE: Digitalization and the Future of Universities
Chaired by:Prof. Rachid Hadj-Hamou, CEO, Elite Academy, UAE<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>
Track 3:
Re-inventing HE: Internationalization and Research
Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Yahya Naguib, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain
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15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:20 Track 1: Continuation Track 2: Continuation Track 3: Continuation

 

Virtual Panel (only for online participants )
14:30 – 16:30 Virtual panel | Quality Assurance in Time of Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic | Available only to online participants

Panel Chair: 

Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan, Higher Education Policy & Regulation Director,  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge,  UAE

Panellists:

  • Dr. Dirk Vandamme, Former Senior Counsellor, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD, France
  • Dr Weam Tunsi, Vice President, Quality and Development, University of Business and Technology (UBT), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Dr. Julie Furst Bowe,  Interim VP for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University, USA
  • Dr. Deborah Adair, Executive Director, Quality Matters, USA

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Morning Plenary Session
9:00 – 9:15 Morning Plenary

Chair: Prof. Abilasha Singh, Vice President of Academic Affairs, American University in the Emirates, UAE

9:15 – 10:45 Debate: Did our Educational System Lose Relevance? What Leaders of HE Have to Say

Moderator: Prof. Khaled Assaleh​,
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Ajman University, UAE

Panelists:

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10:45 – 11:20 Keynote Address IV
Re-inventing Higher Education Post COVID-19: what does the data show?
Mr. Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education, UK<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee Break
11:40 – 12:15 Keynote Address V
Higher Education post Covid-19 : what will we have learned and (what) are we able to change for the better?
Dr. Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU) Executive Director, International Universities Bureau,  France<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>
12:15 – 12:45 Keynote Address VI
Online Learning Best Practices Adoption After COVID – Adaptive Learning
Eng. Salah Aldin Farhan, Education Solution Manager, Naseej, KSA<strong style="color: #800000;">Read More</strong>
12:45 – 12:55 Q&As
12:55 – 13:55 Lunch Break
Afternoon Plenary Session
14:00- 14:05 Afternoon Plenary
Plenary Chair:
Dr Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, QS Quacquarelli Symonds
CEO, QS IGAUGE Rating
14:05- 14:35 Keynote Address VII
Ensuring AI as a Common Good for Education and for Humanity
Dr. Fengchun Miao, Chief, the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education, Education Sector UNESCO Headquarters, France

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14:35- 15:05 Keynote Address VIII
Re-Inventing Higher Education: From Fixing Symptoms to Addressing Causes
Mr. Ben Nelson,
Chairman and CEO, Minerva Project, Chancellor, Minerva University, USA

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15:05- 15:15 Q&As and Round tables introduction
15:15- 15:30 Networking and Coffee Break
Round Tables (Parallel sessions)
15:30 – 17:15 Round Table 1: Post Pandemic Strategies for a Resilient Higher Education Sector

Moderator: Dr. Jean-Noël Baléo,
Middle East Regional Director, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Lebanon
Co-moderator: Dr. Addel AlAmeri,
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Round Table 2: Re-inventing HE: New Pedagogies and Practices for Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Moderator: Dr. Charles Knight, Senior Adviser Teaching and Learning, AdvanceHE
Co-moderator: Prof. Nabil El Kahdi, President, Khawarizmi International College,UAE
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Round Table 3: Building Education Hubs of the Future 

Moderator: Prof. Francisco J. Marmolejo, Higher Education President, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
Co-moderator: Dr. Adel Zairi, Dean of Academic Operations, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

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17:15 – 17:30 Official Forum Closure
Dr Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director – Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, QS Quacquarelli Symonds
CEO, QS IGAUGE Rating
SOCIAL PROGRAM
The Organizing Committee of the 5th MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum is organizing a social program on the 23rd of March, 2022; which includes a desert safari with dinner and entertainment. The gathering point will be the Address Boulevard at 18:00 pm. Drop off will be at the same location. If you are interested to attend, kindly contact us at [email protected] by no later than March 17th, 2022.