Jesuit Worldwide Learning, Switzerland
Dr Oula Abu-Amsha, Chief Academic Officer, Jesuit Worldwide Learning, is a Syrian Computer Science professor and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (University of St Quentin en Yvelines, France) with significant experience in educational technologies, curriculum development, and education in emergencies, having spent more than 12 years at higher education institutions in Damascus, as well as working for the World Bank and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
She also holds a Master’s degree in Statistic and Stochastic Processes from the University of Joseph Fournier (Grenoble I), France, and an engineering degree from the National School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, France, with a specialisation in applied mathematics for the economy. Forced into exile, she started her activities in refugee education in 2014.
Dr Abu-Amsha served as Academic Adviser of Mosaik Education (formerly the Jamiya Project) for three and a half years, leading the development of programmes and support services specifically designed for Syrian refugee university students in the Middle East. Furthermore, she has been a visiting scholar in multiple higher education institutions in Switzerland since 2014.