Prof Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry
President, Euro-Mediterranean University of Slovenia (EMUNI)
A. Hamid El-Zoheiry is the President of the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Slovenia and Professor at Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt. Previously, serving as the senior Policy Advisor for the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Research and the Executive Director of the Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Programme, he participated in reform of the Egyptian Research and Innovation Strategy, managed innovation grants to the Research and business sectors and initiated public engagement in Science and Innovation. Representing Egypt, he co-chaired several policy committees and councils, including the Euro-Mediterranean Group of Senior Officials for Research and Innovation, the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology and the Africa-EU Research and Innovation high-level policy dialogue. He formerly served as the founder and director of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, where he pioneered public-private partnerships in Medical education and skills training. He also served as the founding President of Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, Cairo. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies (IJEMS) and the founding President of the Forum for Euro-Mediterranean Innovation in Action (FEMIA).