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Dr. Mai Mahmoud Samy Abdulhamid

General Practitioner

Mai Mahmoud Samy Abdulhamid holds an MBChB from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt, and a Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition from the High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria, Egypt.…

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Prof. Dérick Rousseau


Prof. Dérick Rousseau is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his PhD in Food Science from the University of Guelph in 1997 and his BSc in Food Science and Technology from Université Laval in 1993.…



Programme Coordinator

Karl Maack graduated a technology master in Innovation and entrepreneurship at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and founded the Medical Device company SenCere Medical AB. In the last 2 years, Karl has been managing this venture as well as working with establishing the Department of Innovation and entrepreneurship at the medical faculty at Gothenburg University.…

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Dr. Asunción María Agulló Torres


Dr. Asunción María Agulló Torres is a lecturer in the Department of Agri-environmental Economics at University “Miguel Hernández” in Spain. A. Torres study the management of golf courses and it’s economic, social and political implication.

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Iain Ross

Research Assistant

Iain Ross is a Management and Entrepreneurship graduate from the University of Sussex, receiving the best student award for the course in 2015. Iain focused his Masters research on the role of sustainable entrepreneurs in creating sustainable development play in protecting the marine environment.…

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Prof. Domenico Nicolò

Professor of Business Economics

Domenico Nicolò is a Professor of Economia Aziendale Full professor of Economia Aziendale (eq. to Business Economics). Coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree in “Economics” at University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy.…

Jane Fiona Cumming

Director and Co-founder

Think beyond the creation of shareholder value to compete successfully in a sustainable economy within the planet’s limits and to increase social thresholds. I help companies, public sector, NGOs and multi-stakeholder groups commit to the creation of societal value while seeking new solutions to challenges in social, environmental, ethical, sustainability agendas.…

Prof. Maha Elwassef


Professor Maha Elwassef is a professor in medical biochemistry. She has been worked in DNA damage, antioxidants and osteoporosis disease.

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Dr. Viet Dao

Associate Professor

Viet Dao is an associate professor of Management Information Systems at the John L. Grove College of Business, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in MIS from the University of Oklahoma.…

Dr. Deepti Muley


Dr. Deepti Muley is researcher at Qatar University. She hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in Transportation Engineering from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Eliza Chilimoniuk


Eliza Chilimoniuk is a researcher at the Institute of International Economics, Poland.

Dr. Azrina Azlan

Associate Professor

Dr. Azrina Azlan is Associate Professor at Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. She is also working at Laboratory of Halal Science Research, Halal Products Research Institute, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

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Dr. Nabil Nasr

Associate Provost and Director

Dr. Nabil Nasr, Associate Provost and Director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, joined RIT in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering. In 1997 he founded the Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, which has become a leading source of applied research and solutions in remanufacturing technologies.…

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Caleb Adelowo

Senior Research Officer

Caleb M. ADELOWO is, at present, a Senior Research Officer at the National Centre for Technology Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.…




Professor Honest Prosper Ngowi (PhD Economics) is the Head of Department of Short Courses, Research and Consultancy Mzumbe University Dar Es Salaam College Campus. He is also the founder of ANO Consulting  Ltd.…

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Dr. Jyoti Navare

Associate Professor

Dr. Jyoti Navare is a Doctor of Philosophy in Risk Management (Southampton University), MBA, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.…

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Dr. Jason Jackson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jason Jackson is an Assistant Professor in Political Economy and Urban Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.…

Prof. Raimo Blom


Raimo Blom, Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampere, Finland, has conducted numerous studies related to Russia and the Baltic states over 20 years.