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Ahmad Hasnah

President, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah is the president of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), and prior to that, he was appointed as Executive Vice-President and Provost, becoming instrumental in the establishment of four new colleges. Moreover, he is currently overseeing three research institutes under HBKU that focus on energy and environment, biomedicine, and computing.

Additionally, he is a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science, and Community Development in Doha, and since he joined it in 2002, he has been a key player in the development of Education City into a unique hub for knowledge and education.

Dr. Hasnah has also taken part in the conception and shaping of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), a unique global event which aims to create an international multi-disciplinary platform to shape education models, explore ground-breaking innovations and take concrete steps in making significant improvements to worldwide education in the 21st century. Dr. Hasnah has been a panelist in many international conferences such as the NAFSA Conference in the US, Going Global Forum, SCUP North Atlantic Regional Conference, and Reinventing Higher Education Conference at IE University in Madrid.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the Qatar University, and a Master and PhD in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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