Prof. Nabil El Kadhi is Vice President of Academic Affairs at Khawarizmi International College and Vice President of the Future Cities Council. We explore the schema for future education, UAE education system and what Africa can learn from it, challenges that must be overcome, the difference between smart education and digital education, homeschool vs school/ university, readiness of the classic university for the future, definition of a smart city and a smart citizen, cities in 2040 and advice for students stuck in the old education system.
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The schema/ pattern of thought for future education
UAE education system and what Africa can learn from it
Challenges that must be overcome
The difference between smart education and digital education
On homeschooling vs school/ university
Is the classic university ready for the future?
The definition of a smart city and a smart citizen
Cities in 2040
Advice for students stuck in the old education system
Advice for those reinventing themselves
About Nabil El Kadhi
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Khawarizmi International College.
Vice President, FutureCitiesCouncil.org
CEO and Partner, ISMC: Innovative Solutions and Management Consultancy
'Active, creative researcher, an outstanding manager, and leader looking for new challenges....'
15years of experience in management-high education and research units. He assumed various positions starting from project manager and department head to lab director, Dean, and recently Provost.
He has PhD on formal verification of cryptographic protocols (INRIA Rocquencourt (1998-2000) with the initiative Verified Internet Protocols and the European project TASK).
He started his professional activities early 90th as a lecturer, programmer and IT manager in public/private institutions (TUNISIA). He worked at EPITCH-Paris (2000-2008), he was a major stone in developing EPITECH Curricula and research activities. He contributed to several industrial projects: Artificial intelligence, automatic translation, secure payment, smart card use, ...
Since 2006, he focused his professional activities on educational curricula development and improvement. As vice-president of KnK Partner, a think tank to bridge the gap between universities and corporates, he developed, managed 3 specialized Master degrees for IT and Bank sector needs.
His experience in the Gulf started in 2008 as head of the department of computer eng. in a private university. He initiated and implemented the first students exchange program between French institutions and private Bahraini universities.
El KADHI continued bridging the gap between high education and market needs by incorporating various professional certifications in Computer Studies curricula.
As a manager and strategic leader, he successfully conducts various QA and accreditation with various scopes: institutional, programme review, and international accreditation.
EL KADHI has a Multi-Cultural (French, Tunisian, Lebanese) background, wide international exposure through conferences and journal publications (>50), perfect understanding of cultural variations, and impacts (he visited >55 countries: Europe, Australia, USA, South America, Africa, Asia.
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