Dr Tahir Hanif has been announced as the second keynote speaker for the 2019 UWS Learning, Teaching and Research conference to be held at our award-winning Lanarkshire campus, in partnership with Space Solutions.
He will discuss how modern Universities need to capitalise on their internationally excellent, industry-centred research and development to enrich the learning and personal development of students, informing how we educate future generations to address the global challenges and societal needs of tomorrow.
Dr Hanif said: “Education is and has been an important part of my life and I am honoured to have the opportunity to speak at your conference. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing our ideas so as to provide a stimulus for future work in this field.”
A project management consultant, lecturer and trainer, Dr Hanif has over 30 years’ professional experience of working on high profile projects in the United Kingdom, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Some of the projects worked on have included the T2A Terminal at London Heathrow, Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Doha Expressway Programme in Qatar.
He has a Masters degree in Construction Management from London South Bank University and a PhD in Project Management from Kingston University London. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, Association of Cost Engineers, Association for Project Management, Institute of Consulting and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Dr Hanif joins our first keynote speaker, David Price OBE, who is an expert in organisational learning for a complex future. He talks, trains, writes and advises around the world on some of the biggest challenges facing education, society and business: maximising our potential to be creative, innovative and fulfilled citizens and solving the problems of student, civic and employee disengagement.
He also focuses on understanding the global shift towards open organisations and systems of learning while his recent book, ‘OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live and Learn in the Future’ has been an Amazon best-seller since its publication.
David is a Senior Associate at the Innovation Unit, a not-for-profit social enterprise, and co-founder of We Do Things Differently, a culture change practice.
In addition to his keynote speech, David will also deliver a masterclass on day one of the conference, Wednesday, June 26.
Dr Claire Carney, UWS Associate Vice-Principal (Education), said: “I am delighted to have two excellent keynote speakers for our conference. We look forward to welcoming attendees to what will be an inspiring and thought-provoking couple of days, and I am confident the keynote presentations will provide delegates with valuable knowledge which can be implemented into their own academic practices.”
The UWS Learning, Teaching and Research Conference will offer delegates the chance to:
- Discover innovation in research, teaching, enterprise and learning
- Network with colleagues from academia, business and industry
- Explore the learning landscapes of our new multi-million pound Lanarkshire campus
Registration is now OPEN – go to the registration page to secure your place at this exciting event!
Meet our sponsors and find out about the different prizes available to presenters, from staff and student co-presentations to our postgraduates showcasing their research.
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