Prof. Nihel Chabrak is the Programs Director at UAEU Science & Innovation Park. Prof. Chabrak is the GEM UAE national team leader and chairperson of its board. She is the Chair of UAEU Committee for Dubai Expo 2020. She is Professor of Accounting at the College of Business and Economics. She was Assistant then Associate Professor at Institut Mines Telecom, France (2002-2011). She was consultant in Business & IT in France.
She was the coordinator of Paris Dauphine University (France) and FINEC (Russia) Master Program “Finance, Control & Risks”. She was the coordinator of the European Project “Tempus-Meda” (2007-2010) to create a Master Program on “Entrepreneurship and Innovative Projects”, an incubator and an entrepreneurship national competition in Tunisia. She is currently teaching a Stanford preeminent course on Entrepreneurship & Innovation, at UAEU.
She took up several visiting positions: University of Wisconsin, USA; University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Deakin University, and University of South Australia, Australia. She has been publishing and serving in international journals editorial boards. She is the co-founder and organizer of the International CSAF Conference (Tunisia, 2009; the UAE, 2013). She is serving in the editorial board of international reputable journals. Prof. Chabrak is the co-founder and organizer of the International CSAF Conference [Tunisia, 2009; the UAE, 2013]. She is leading a research grant on “Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability using a model of integrity – Evidence from the UAE, Australia, Italy and Turkey”.
The UAEU Science and Innovation Park aims to become globally recognized for its innovative environment and for helping to enhance the diversification of the UAE economy. It also aims to support a knowledge economy through scientific research and the commercialization of innovative new products. Additionally, the SIP will play a leading role in developing the next generation of leaders.
The Science and Innovation Park seeks to enrich various academic programs at UAEU through graduate internships that allow students the opportunity to gain real life, hands-on experience in practical business skills. Students can establish networks and professional relationships that will aid their future careers. The SIP will also contribute to building knowledge and disseminating research findings amongst its own research community and the various companies based in the park. Moreover, this will allow for the establishment of a UAEU intellectual property portfolio.
The SIP also plans to expand its existing research collaboration with government, corporate and academic institutions, both national and internationally.
This Talk was one of many at zenithTALK Berlin 2
The scale of social challenges in the MENA region and new opportunities created by technological innovation are bringing a new generation of leaders to come to the fore, both in business and in civil society.