The WISE Research Series

Prof. Marwan Awartani

Position: President, Palestine Technical University
Country: Palestine

Professor Marwan Awartani is President of the Palestine Technical University. He has served as Chairman of the Arab Foundations Forum, Acting President of AlQuds University, Co-Founder of the Palestine Academy of Science and Technology and Co-Founder of the Network of Palestinian Scientists and Technologists Abroad. He has also served as Director of the Science and Technology Planning Unit at the Ministry of Planning, Director of the National Policy for Scientific Research, Founding President of the Palestinian Society for Mathematical Sciences and Chairman of the Palestinian Mathematical Olympiad.

Professor Awartani has served as Secretary General of the Universal Education Foundation, Founder of Elham Palestine, Founding President of Alpha International for Research, Polling and Informatics, a member of the Supreme Council on Innovation and Excellence, and a member of the selection committee of the WISE Prize and of the Arab Achievement Awards.

He has consulted for the World Bank, UNESCO, ESCWA, the EU, and other international organizations in the areas of education, innovation, science, technology and development, monitoring and evaluation systems, survey research and knowledge management.