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Winter Camp 2020

Entrepreneurship: How to Start Up Your Business & Taking Control of your Future

Celebrating Your Work


  • Student group presentations and announcing the top three projects


Dr. Hamad Ebrahim Ali Odhabi,
Campus Director - Dubai and Al Dhafra Center, ADU

A panel of faculty consisting of Prof. Sherine Farouk,
Assistant Provost for Academic Projects

Senior Representatives from ADEK

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, 23 December 2020 @3pm-5pm

Dr. Hamad Odhabi

Dr. Hamad Odhabi is the Director of Abu Dhabi University’s Al Ain and Dubai campuses. He has over two decades of experience in academic and research leadership roles in higher education and technology in the United Kingdom and the UAE.  Dr Odhabi earned an MSc. in Computer Simulation Modelling and a PhD (Java Iconic Visual Environment for Simulation Modeling) from Brunel University, UK. His research interests include computer simulation, educational technology, education and training, and e-learning.  Dr. Odhabi has been involved in leading eLearning development projects since 2000.  He has developed several software applications including JIVESim, HoDSIS, and StrDev, as well as customization and integration of the Moodle learning management system.

Dr Hamad Odhabi

Prof. Sherine Farouk

Prof. Sherine Farouk joined the faculty of Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business in 2007. She currently holds the positions of Assistant Provost for Academic Projects and Associate Dean for Enrolment and Student Success. Before joining ADU, she was an Assistant Professor in the London School of Economics and Arab Academy for Science and Technology. She has served as the head of many committees, including student engagement, recruitment, assurance of learning, curriculum, and registration in universities in London, as well as at Abu Dhabi University. She also served as the Director of Undergraduate Student Research for several years at Abu Dhabi University. 

Prof. Sherine has received several awards and honors in her academic journey, including the Abu Dhabi University Ambassador Award in 2017, the University Distinguished Faculty Award in 2016, the University Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Performance in 2013, and the University Teaching Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. She has also received awards for ‘Best Paper’ from international conferences for her research papers and part of the editorial board for various international scientific journals. 

She received her Ph.D. from London Metropolitan University, London, UK (2007), an MBA from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt (1999), and her BBA in Accounting from King Saoud University, KSA.