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Home Page | HE Dr. Isam Zabalawi

Affiliation: Arab Academy for Banking Financial Sciences, Jordan

Title of Presentation: The Role of e-Infrastructure in Reshaping Higher Education

R sum :Dr. Zabalawi was born in Amman, Jordan (1950). He received his B.Sc. honors with distinction in electrical engineering (communications)in 1974 from Cairo University (Egypt), and his M.Sc. with distinction in Microwave Communication Engineering form Leeds University (England) in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Leeds University (England) in 1979. He was granted The Leeds University award for graduate studies for three years 1976- 1979.

Dr. Zabalawi is specialized in analog and digital signal processing and communication techniques. His interests include: communication industry, information technology, and technology transfer and higher education development

Dr. Zabalawi is currently the president of The Arab Academy for Banking Financial Sciences (since 2009). Dr. Zabalawi was the President of International University for Science and Technology (IUST) 2005-2007. He was a higher education Consultant for several companies (Trans middle east Int. distribution Co Eduhouse Int .Co) 2005-2007. Dr. Zabalawi became the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Jordan 2003-2005 . Was the Chancellor of the University of Sharjah from 1999-2003. In 1999 he became the Chairman of the Higher Education Accreditation Council of Jordan. In 1996 he became the Vice-President (Scientific and Medical Faculties) of the University of Jordan. In 1994 he headed the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dept. of the College of Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. Between 1989 and 1993, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Prior to he chaired the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University, where he taught a number of courses in his field at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervised a number of graduate theses.

Dr. Zabalawi has organized and chaired a number of regional and international conferences and workshops. He is a widely published research scholar. He was a research fellow with the German Academy of Exchange (DAAD) at the University of Karsruhe, the Technical University of Hamburg, and the University of Erlangen, Germany. In addition, he was a Research fellow, Electrical Engineering Dept., University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada and Research Fellow with Telenokia, Helsinki, and University of Tampere in Finland. Furthermore, he is a higher education expert with EU.

Dr. Zabalawi served (1993-1997) as the UK Engineering Council s Representative for Jordan and Gulf States. He is a Chartered Engineer and a senior member at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers), New York, U.S.A., Fellow, Institute of Engineering and Technology, (IET) UK, and member of Jordan Engineering Association, 1974. Dr Zabalawi is a member of The Arab Thought Forum, World Affairs Society and the Jordanian Academicians Association.