Nominated By: Hamdy Nassar
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Family Names(s): Nassar
Mailing Address: 8 Al-Sharifa Dina str, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Country: Egypt
Office Telephone: 201005800088
Email: Hnassar2004@yahoo.com
Nationality/Citizenship: Egypt
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 12-06-1957
Current Position: Professor
Current Employer: Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: ENGLISH, ARABIC
Fluent in Writing: ENGLISH, ARABIC
Fluent in Speaking: ENGLISH, ARABIC
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD, Al-Azhar University, 2000
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • External Review of QAAs
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • QA of cross border offerings
Other (please specify): Co-funder of Quality Assurance Agency of Egypt
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Past Vice-President of the National Authority
of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Education, Egypt.
• Setting up the developmental plan for Al-Azhar University and Al-Azhar pre-university institutions.
• Setting up the Quality Assurance System for Al-Azhar University and Al-Azhar pre-university institutions.
• Setting up criteria for accreditation of Higher Education and Pre-University institutions.
• Setting up capacity building training plan for Al-Azhar University staff members.
• Providing technical support and technical consultation for Al Azhar University and Al Azhar pre-university institutions.
• Providing technical support for University and pre-university institutions

Institution/City/Country: Quality Assurance Agency, Cairo, Egypt
Date: 2007-2014
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: • Founding member of African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN), participated in drafting the network constitution (Nov.2009)
• Institutional Reviewer Team Leader, AQRAM mission, Validation visit to Kwa-Zulu Natal University, South Africa(Oct.2014)
• Institutional Reviewer Team Leader, AQRAM mission, Validation visit to
University of Nigeria, Nigeria (Jan.2015)

Institution/City/Country: African Commission
Date: 2013-2014
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: • Academic Expert; TEMPUS project, The European Commission.
• Consortium member, TEMPUS Joint European Project(CDJEP-32112-2004)
• Academic Expert; ERASMUS MUNDUS program, European commission.
• Member of the Egyptian/European subcommittee for information society and audiovisual, research and innovation, education and culture.
• Al-Azhar University Representative, , Romania study visit on Vocational and Education Training (VET), European Commission.

Institution/City/Country: European Commission
Date: 2003-2008
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: After years of experience in the quality assurance field, my efforts finally culminated in participation in the African Quality Rating Mechanism Project. AQRM was established as a quality assurance system to promote quality performance of higher education institutions. I was selected as a team leader and conducted numerous site visits to validate the self rating reports for the University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) and the University of Nigeria (pending). As a team leader I coordinated the preparation of evaluation reports serving as the outcome of the validation site visit to both universities.

In 2007, I was appointed by a Presidential decree to serve as the Vice President of the newly established National Authority of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Egypt (NAQAAE). As Vice president, my responsibilities included but were not limited to, setting up institutional developmental plans, Higher Education accreditation criterion, developing Quality Assurance Systems, providing technical support and capacity building training plans for various education institutions’ staff members.

Through my work at NAQAAE, I was able to attend numerous international conferences and represent Egypt in the European Commission, bringing back a wealth of knowledge and setting up the first quality assurance standards and accreditation system in Egypt. During my second term as Vice President, I was selected to assist in establishing the first quality assurance network in Africa and was a founding member of the African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN), and participated in drafting the network’s constitution and served as a chair person in various African Quality Assurance conferences

In 2004, I was selected as Vice Dean of Al Azhar School of Dental Medicine. Being an active academic administrator, I became an Academic Expert at the European Commission’s ERASMUS MUNDUS and TEMPUS projects and finally was awarded a TEMPUS Joint European Project (CDJEP-32112-2004). Thought my efforts in such programs I was able to bring back home a financial support fund to assist Al Azhar’s School of Dental Medicine in developing quality assurance standards for dental education.

I began my career as a dental student at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. I graduated in 1981with high honors, earning a B.D.S. Degree in Dental Medicine. Eager to pursue my studies even further, I earned my Masters Degree in 1986 and worked as a lecturer and conducted medical research in various dental fields. In 1987, I received the “Egyptian Combined Supervision Scholarship” (ECSS) to pursue my PhD in the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. After earning my PhD degree in 1990, I returned to Egypt as an Associate Professor, then a Professor of Oral Medicine at School of Dental Medicine, Al-Azhar University. During that time, I frequently traveled to the U.S assuming the position of an Adjunct Professor of Periodontolgy and Oral Biology Department, Boston University, Massachusetts, USA

As a seasoned expert in the quality assurance field, I am keen on bringing my expertise to the Asia-Pacific Quality Network. My experience as an active participant in promoting and establishing quality assurance systems and networks in Africa will surely be of valuable benefit to APQN.

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