Prof. Ibrahim M Awad currently serves as a dean and a full professor of business economics and econometrics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at Al-Quds University. He is also an Affiliate with Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, USA. Dr. Awad earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Leipzig, Germany, in 2010. Prof. Awad has been selected to win the DAAD scholarship, “Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists in Germany 2022”, so he is currently on a scientific visit to Ruhr-University Bochum from 30-May-2022 to 1-Sep-2022.
His research interests focus on business economics, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, development economics, and resource economics. He has not solely published or forthcoming many papers in refereed international journals but also participated in several international and world conferences in economics and business. He has been awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award of Al-Quds University many times.
Prof. Awad was a visiting scholar at Iowa State University and Ruhr-University Bochum. In addition, he visited several international universities, namely: Harvard Business School, London Kings College, Technical University of Munich, Karlsruhe University, Gottingen University, Technical University of Mannheim, Technical University of Aachen, and Meyrick University.
Prof. Awad has obtained several memberships: Economic Research Forum (ERF); Editorial Team of Eastern Journals: Eastern Journal of Applied Economics; The Academic-Keys Who’s Who in Business Higher Education (WWBHE); and European Water Resources Association (EWRA). He is also working as a reviewer for several international refereed journals in business and economics.
Prof. Awad is one of the principal co-founders of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Al-Quds University. He was appointed vice dean and head of the Economics Department at Al-Quds University for two different periods from 2004 – 2007 and 2011 – 2013. He joined the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Al-Quds University in 2002 as a full-time economics instructor. Dr. Awad was also a full-time Ph.D. student and researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, the University of Leipzig in Germany from Aug. 2007 – Jan. 2011.