Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani is the President of the new Hamad Bin Khalifa University in the State of Qatar, and is Chairman of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). Dr Abdullah, a member of Qatar’s ruling family and a former university professor, is the man at the centre of many of Qatar’s educational initiatives, and is leading the way to transform Qatar’s education system. Amid the 2017 row between Qatar and other Gulf states, he visited King Salman at his residence in Morocco.
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