Professor at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University. PhD in Education, EDEN fellow. Researcher and coordinator of 17 international projects. > 150 publications, supervision of > 250 bachelor and master theses and 10 PhD students. Research related to ICT in education in >40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Developer of SciPro thesis management system. Video productions, examples: SciPro overview, EU-project welearnit “The best Saturday”, Rwanda capacity building project for higher education. Initiator of the Global Idea Bank, National Idea Banks and Local Idea Banks for multi-stakeholder matching and idea generation within R&D and The Sustainable Development Goals. Founder and coordinator of the ICT4IID network; inclusion and integration using ICT.
Love Ekenberg has a PhD in Computer and Systems Sciences as well as a PhD in Mathematics from Stockholm University. He is senior research scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as well as professor in Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University and holds a UNESCO Chair at the same university, as well as an ICDE Chair. He has been working with various aspects of risk and decision analysis for a number of years and is former adviser to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre International de Deminage Humanitaire Geneve, and member of the Swedish advisory group to the UN ICT Task Force, WHO, World Bank and others. He has extensive experience of project management in large national and international IT projects and is the author of around 300 scholarly articles, reports and books and has been a member of numerous journal editorial boards and program committees. He also has extensive practical experience working within various industrial and public sectors, such as regional planning, public decision-making as well as risk modelling and analyses. These have included, e.g., the development of decision processes and policies, products and methodologies as well as the development of formal methods and applications thereof on complex industrial systems.
Thashmee is an associate professor at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), and currently conducting research in the field of Learning analytics and educational data mining. In DSV she is within the ICT for Development group. The main focus of her research is on how to use the log data in the e-learning systems as another dimension for student and course evaluations, mainly for online courses. She is also involving in investigations on how and in which ways ICT has been useful to bridge in communication and collaboration gaps among teachers and students. Thashmee is also responsible of the Stockholm University team of Open and Networked learning course which is a professional development course for teachers and education developers. She is involved in teacher training courses conducted by the Center of teacher training in Stockholm University. Thashmee manages projects within the eGov lab; EU funded DG CONNECT project SkillsMarch (Coordinator) and an H2020 project Digital Europe for all (DE4A) (WP leader). Key projects managed previously includes a Sida-funded project Capacity building in higher education in Rwanda, EU/EP7 funded H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 project on Transitional Diaspora Entrepreneurship as a development link between home and resident countries. Thashmee also teach various courses and supervise students at DSV.
Vinayagum Chinapah (Sweden and Mauritius) is Professor, Chair Holder and Head of the Institute of International Education (IIE), Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden since 2009 until his retirement in 2017. He joined IIE, Stockholm University in 1976 and served in different professional and research capacities from a lecturer up to the latest position as Professor and Director. He had a Master’s Degree in Pedagogy with Honors at Charles University, Prague (1977) and a PhD in International and Comparative Education at Stockholm University (1983). Professor Chinapah served at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris as Director of the Joint UNESCO-UNICEF International Program on Monitoring the Quality of Education and Learning Achievement which covered some 80 countries world-wide during the period (1992-2006). He also served for one year as UNESCO Regional Educational Adviser for the Arab States, UNESCO Regional Office, Beirut, Lebanon (2007-2008) before returning back to lead IIE, at Stockholm University in January 2009. Professor Chinapah is member of various research associations and research councils and author and co-author of some 80 peer-reviewed publications: books, chapters in books, scientific journal articles as well as some 300 reports, conference papers, training manuals and prototypes for capacity building workshops and training world-wide. He has done research, training, and consultancies for several UN agencies (UNESCO, UNICEF. UNDP, FAO); International agencies (The World Bank, OECD); bilateral agencies (SIDA, Finnish CIMO, CIDA, Commonwealth Secretariat) and several national governments and institutions in some 140 countries world-wide over the past 45 years. Professor Chinapah has supervised and co-supervised more than 60 PhD students and some 450 MA students who successfully completed under his leadership their thesis and graduated during the period 1981-2020.
Professor of Educational Management at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India. He is also the Coordinator of the University Grants Commissions’ DSA-I Programme in the Department of Educational Administration. He is a member of the Senate of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Ministry of Textile, Government of India. He is the active member ASEM LLL Hub and the co-ordinator of the Research network on Digital Learning, working in the area of ICT in Education across Asia and Europe. He has published several books and research papers in the area of Higher Education, Teacher Education and Digital Learning. He is the academic board member of various national Universities in India and visiting professor to universities in Sweden, Denmark, Thailand, Malaysia etc.,
Sara Jansson is a result-oriented and structured Project Manager and Environmental Scientist with experience of the design, management, and follow-up of complex international projects within the Swedish development cooperation. Sara Jansson has extensive experience from coordination of capacity development programs in developing countries and from managing international teams in a dynamic setting with a mixture of representatives from the government-, private-, academic- and financial sector. Sara has a strong focus on Sustainable Development, Value Creating Pedagogy and Results Based Management through the entire project life cycle and is driven by seeing tangible results with high quality, particularly among end-users in the development sector. The capacity development programs she has worked as a Project Manager for have been focused on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and ICT and Pedagogical Development, targeting key stakeholders in these sectors in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Sara has coordination projects in Albania, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Poland, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia as well as performed stakeholder consultations in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Chaminda Wijesinghe holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Peradeniya and also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya. He is currently reading for his PhD at the Stockholm University, Sweden. His study is on how to improve the relevance and efficiency of the University Industry collaborations especially in the area of Information Technology and Computing. He has presented his research studies in top ranked international conferences. Chaminda has served NSBM as the former Head of Academics, and subsequently Dean – Faculty of Computing and also as a Director of the Board of Directors of NSBM and is currently a member of the Academic Governing Council. Chaminda Wijesinghe has worked as the program director of the BSc in Management Information Systems program with University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland. BSc in Management Information Systems offered by NSBM and the BSc in Computer Science offered by the School of Computing, UCD, Ireland. Chaminda also engaged in the design and development of a modern University Management Information System for NSBM, as the Project Leader, and led the design and development of the Ministry web application. He was a licensed Air Traffic Controller when he served at Bandaranayke International Airport as an Air Traffic Controller. He changed his job and joined academia because of his passion of being in academia.
Driss Mouhtat is a one of full Professor, in Moulay Ismail University, Morocco. Specializing in Modern Literary Criticism and Communication and Director of Center for Languages and Continuous Training. He has supervised more than 100 Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. theses. Teaching the Arabic language for non-native speakers, International Studies Abroad; Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy); William and Mary University (Virginia, U.S.A); Goshen University (Indiana, U.S.A). He is a Director of Research group (Literature, Communication, and Continuous Training) and elected several times as a member of the University and Faculty Board and President of NGO, the Moroccan American Association for Communication and Cultural Cooperation (MAACCC). Also, he is presenting SciPro and Global Idea Bank programmes to universities in Morocco, North Africa, and the Middle East; Creation of research projects and entrepreneurship opportunities between Moulay Ismail University and Stockholm University, in the following subject areas: Social development projects, Distance Learning (E-Learning), Culture and Dialogue of Civilizations, Integration of immigrants into the social fabric, Computer Sciences applied to the Human Sciences.
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