“Strategic” changes at DIDI

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation has promoted Hani Asfour to the new position of Vice President – Innovation and Institutional Partnerships. He’s replaced as DIDI’s Dean by Dr Amir Zeid (right), formerly the Founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at The American University of Kuwait.

This is all part of a plan to build up DIDI’s research and development arm through public and private partnerships. In his new role Hani Asfour, who was among the founding members of DIDI, will be working to build such strategic partnerships with key government, public and private stakeholders. As he said, “DIDI is growing fast, and its leadership must remain agile and responsive to the needs of the school and students. Our goal now is to strengthen DIDI’s network and offerings with strategic partnerships that reflect our university’s commitment to preparing students for the future of work”.

Dr Zeid brings withn him more than two decades of experience in academia, research and software engineering. He said he was “thrilled” to join DIDI, which “represents the bright future of higher education in a digitally dependent world”.

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