Dr. Sh. Fay Al Khalifa
Dr. Fay Bint Abdulla Al Khalifa is the Director of the eLearning Center at the University of Bahrain. She leads two teams of specialists and multimedia experts and is playing an active role in managing the digital transformation process at the University throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She has an extended experience in executive leadership, higher education, and scientific research. She is also an Assistant Professor with a Master’s degree in Building Conservation and Urban Regeneration and a Ph.D. in Sustainable Urbanism. Her research aspires to contribute to the understanding of Smart Sustainable Urbanism. Dr. Al Khalifa was part of a team that won the Golden Lion award in the Venice Biennially in 2010, and she was awarded RIBA’s president’s award for research in 2012. Dr. Al-Khalifa was also awarded the Emerging Scholar Award in 2018 and the Smart Urbanism Award in 2019. Under her leadership, the University of Bahrain won the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Leading Change in 2020. Dr. Fay Bint Abdulla obtained a number of professional certificates in Sales and Marketing Management, Commercial Real Estate Development, FinTech, the Application of AI, InsurTech, and Real Estate Technology. All in addition to being a certified expert in blockchain technologies by the Blockchain Council, a fellow of the British Academy of Higher Education and an Associate of the American Green Building Council. Dr. Fay Bint Abdullah represents the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Secretariat of the Committee of E-Learning Officials in Universities and Higher Education Institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and represents the University of Bahrain in several committees nationally. Dr. Al Khalifa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Smart Cities Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the UK Alumni Network of the British Council in Bahrain. She is also a member of a number of other specialized societies such as the Bahrain Technology and Business Society and the Bahrain Society of Engineers.