Cameron Mirza

MENA Director

Nottingham Trent University, UAE

A creative thinker within higher education with vast international experience within the UK and Middle East including working at the highest levels of reform. At the Department for Education (UK) Cameron was responsible for establishing improvement programmes for schools and colleges within local areas. With the Home Office cameron was part of the RESPECT taskforce which was established to tackle anti-social behavior within communities.

Cameron was  appointed director for strategy for higher education council, Bahrain from December 2011 to May 2016 where he has co-authored a national higher education strategy, developed the first national research strategy and the nation’s first industry-led graduate skills guide. Whilst in this role cameron developed several self-assessment toolkits for private universities to use as a tool for improvement as well as implementing a national accreditation system.

In 2016 Cameron was appointed Head of strategy at the University of Bahrain, authoring the transformation plan of the national university .Cameron has led the university to a top 23 position in the 2020 Arab university rankings a rise of 20 places in just 3 years., top 850 globally in the 2020 QS world university rankings. In April 2019 the university was ranked 213 globally in the first Times higher education impact rankings. In January 2019 Cameron was responsible for the University of Bahrain becoming one of the first universities in the world to adopt blockchain to issue certificates to students and also established the nation’s first coding academy.

In September 2109 Cameron was appointed UAE director for Nottingham Trent University (UK) in a joint project within the UAE focused on improving the employability of graduates to improve economic growth and diversification.

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