Chief Academic Officer | Switzerland | Jesuit Worldwide Learning
Oula Abu Amshais joining the Jesuit Worldwide Learning as their Chief Academic Officer in May 2019. As a former Syrian Computer Science professor, she has significant experience of e-learning technologies, curriculum development, and education in emergencies, having spent 12 years at Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology in Damascus, as well as working for World Bank, UN ESCWA, the University of Damascus, and the Syrian Virtual University. She has been a visiting scholar in few Swiss universities since 2014. Forced into exile, she started her activities in refugee education working with the World Bank education team. Since 2016, she was the academic adviser of Mosaik Education (formerly The Jamiya Project), leading the development of programmes and support services specifically designed for Syrian refugee students in the Middle East.