Knowledge Sharing Week

Research Based Postgraduate Studies, Nurturing Thought Leadership, Talks by leading academics and practitioners, Key issues for your professional development  

06 Sep 2015 to 15 Sep 2015

Knowledge Sharing Week is an innovative concept initiated by The British University in Dubai to foster an advanced learning environment based on well-informed students, faculty members, staff and the general public. BUiD sees it as its responsibility to develop the agenda of nurturing thought leadership and the knowledge based society, engaging academics, policy-makers, employers, business professionals and students.

 

Building Effective Teams for Effective Project Procurement - MSc Construction Management

Brief: Many organisations involved in the delivery of projects are distracted by their concern for their individual technical and financial risks in projects and the likely impact of contractual terms on their profitability.Such organisations lose sight of the fact that such concerns can only be addressed through the building of effective teams and collaborative networks across the different parties to the project. This talk will aim to examine the links between the macro level issues of concern to corporate executives with the project dynamics.
Speaker: Prof. Mohammed Dulaimi
Faculty: Engineering & IT
Date: 6th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm
Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

Importance of Monitoring & Controls in Attaining Sustainability in Buildings - MSc SDBE

Brief: My presentation will cover aspects of building operations using monitoring and controls for achieving sustainability in terms of energy efficiency and maintenance. It will not only explain why this is important today especially with driving global issues like climate change but also touch on other related aspects such as smart systems through automation and end user behaviour.
Speaker: Dr Hasim Altan
Faculty: Engineering & IT
Date: 7th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

Managing Human Resources in the MENA Region - MSc HRM

Brief: Spread over 18 very different countries, and with one of the highest business growth rates in the world, the MENA region stands as one of the business critical regions for global organizations who wish to keep a double-digit growth.
As business success relies on good people strategies, this session is designed to give the attendees an overview on key trends and highlights in creating an effective people strategy in the region, with some key solid work on the theoretical as well as the practical sides of HR and business management.
Speaker: Dr Tamer Elewa
Faculty: Business
Date: 8th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

PhD Programme in Computer Science, Recent developments in Information Technology - MSc Informatics, PhD Computer Science

Speaker: Dr. Sherief Abdallah
Faculty: Engineering & IT
Date: 9th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm
Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

“Grexit & Brexit!” Implications for the Global Economy & Markets! - MSc Finance

Brief: ‘Grexit’ is an acronym used to indicate the potential withdrawal of Greece from the Eurozone monetary union in order to deal with the huge public debt. Proponents who advocate in favour of Grexit argue that leaving the Euro and reintroducing ‘drachma’ the official currency of Greece would help boost exports and improve tourism sector which in turn would possibly give a fresh lease of life to Greece’s economy. It is further argued that the proposal would discourage expensive imports. However, opponents opine that the idea to leave Eurozone might cause civil unrest and harm the economy.
On the same lines, ‘Brexit’ refers to a referendum on whether UK should remain a member of the European Union which is planned to take place by the end of 2017. However, public opinion is divided on the issue.
The proposed presentation would highlight the key issues behind the two emerging developments in the European Union and their possible impact on the European economies and the rest of the world. The discussion would help identify the possible solutions to the issues, among others.
Speaker: Dr. Elango Rengasamy
Faculty: Business
Date: 9th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 10

 

 

Effect of Empowering Parents of Children With Disability - MEd, EdD

Brief: BUiD initiated a great project that turned Emirati non-working females to assistant teachers to support learners with disabilities in government schools. The session to look at the benefits and the contribution of this programme to the national policy and empowerment of Emirati women.
Speaker: Prof. Eman Gaad
Faculty: Education
Date: 7th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 10

 

 

Fundamentals of UAE Construction Law - MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Speaker: Prof. Aymen Masadeh
Faculty: Business
Date: 12th September 2015
Time: 11 am - 12.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

 

Heterogeneity and Perception Congruence of Project Outcomes - MSc Project Management

Brief: This presentation examines the impact of project manager and practitioner heterogeneity on congruent perceptions of the outcome of service operations projects. More specifically, the study focuses on congruence in the formation and subsequently revision of project outcome perceptions of service operations. Data from three studies focused on responses from project management practitioners is employed to contextualize the presentation. Overall, the presentation articulates the role heterogeneity of project managers and practitioners plays in project management decision judgments. First, the presentation will show that that while project role and age of practitioners served as influencing factors when forming or revising decision judgments at any stage in the lifecycle, gender was not found to show any significant effect. Secondly, we will show that the levels of importance individuals assign to both factors are dependent, not only on age and gender, but also cultural values measured as constructs based on Hofstede’s individualism, masculinity, power distance and uncertainty avoidance dimensions. Thirdly, we will show that the dominant culture in the country of residence influences how project success and project failure are perceived. Finally, the presentation suggest that perception congruence, that is relationships or agreements between different stakeholders, may be impacted by age and role heterogeneity of project managers and practitioners, but not gender.
Speaker: Prof Udi 
Faculty: Engineering & IT
Date: 13th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm
Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Control for Dynamical Engineering Systems - MSc Systems Engineering, MSC IBDAA and MSc Engineering

Speaker: Dr. Alaa Ameer
Faculty: Engineering & IT
Date: 14th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

Leading in the 21st century - MBA

Brief: The Past, the present, and the future ... As the world evolves around us, generations significantly change as well as the whole external business environment. Leaders at all stages have been inspiring their teams to achieve great business outcomes; but the question is "Has the equation changed?" 
How do today's workers get inspired? How to manage a strategy in such a turbulent global economy? How to keep business effectiveness on top performance in the midst of resource scarcity? and lots of other questions come in minds of business leaders.
This session is designed to stimulate future strategic thinking and read into the future through learning from the past trends, and current research in the field of business strategy and leadership development.
Speaker: Dr. Tamer Elewa
Faculty: Business
Date: 15th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 11

 

 

Bridging the Gap, A Brief History of Bridge Design and Building - MSc Structural Engineering 

Speaker: Prof. Abid Abu-Tair
Faculty: Engineering & IT
Date: 15th September 2015
Time: 7 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: BUiD, Classroom 10
 

 

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