Abdulla Bin Ali Al Thani - from Qatar
Country of meeting: Davos in the year 2013
Dr. Al-Thani was Vice President, Education at Qatar Foundation for 10 years (2005-2015), developing its institutional strategy for higher education. From 2010 to 2015 Dr. Al-Thani served as the inaugural President of Hamad bin Khalifa University in Qatar, an emerging research university built upon unique collaborations with local and international partners.
At Qatar Foundation, Dr. Al-Thani was founding Chairman of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), (2009-2015), the leading global forum for innovative thinking and practice in education. His leadership generated a number of initiatives that have won widespread renown, including the WISE Prize for Education, WISE Awards and WISE Learners Voice. He also launched Stars of Science, a reality-TV show created to encourage innovation among Arab youth, and promote the study of science among the rising generation in the region, the series reached four million followers in the Arab region.
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