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Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine

Academic level 
State Doctorate in Sciences (Doctorat d’état ès Sciences) in Biology ( University of Montpellier) with the following professional experiences & skills:
  • Lecturer in Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, from 1/10/1971 to 1/01/1975.
  • Assistant-Professor in Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Science of Tunis, from 1/01/1975 to March 1979. 
  • seconded to the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in France (University of Montpelier): 1979-1980. 
  • Associated Professor in Biology at the University “Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc” in Montpelier (France), from 1980 to 1983.
  • Professor of Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, from October, 1984 to October1990.
  • Full Professor of Biology at the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis since 1990.
  • Founder & Director of the Research Unit of "Biology, Ecology and Parasitology of Aquatic Organisms", code 99/UR/09.04, since its creation in 1999. 
  • Founder and Coordinator of masters in "Integrative biology and functional Ecology of Coastal Ecosystems". 
  • Mediterranean’s Trainer in Sciences and Biotechnologies, (since 2001).
  • Member, from 1993 to 2007, of the National Committee of Project Selection within the framework of the FEM/NGO Program of micro-funding of the UNEP, Member of the piloting National Committee of the PMF of FEM
  • Founder and President of the Tunisian Association "Women and Sciences" 
  • Has obtained a Certificate of appreciation for exceptional voluntary service, United Nations.
  • Corresponding member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (since 2011) 
  • Member of the Gender Research network in Africa & in Arab Countries (MENA) into ICTs for Empowerment (GRACE), http://www.grace-network.net/research_teams.php.
  • Member of the research network of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).
  • Attends Conferences of the Sharing Knowledge Foundation since 2002.
  • Has supervised over than 100 thesis dissertations, many of whom are now teachers researchers in universities and Research centers of Tunisia.
  • Has published over than 200 articles in international journals.
  • Has achieved several consultations and expertises in the field of environment, living marine resources, gender, scientific research, training and education.