Omar Abozeid

Omar Abozeid joined PPMI in August 2021 as a higher and vocational education policy researcher. He received his master's degree in public administration (MPA) from the American University in Cairo (AUC), and his bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences from Alexandria University, Egypt. Since 2019, Omar has been pursuing a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on higher education policy after receiving a fellowship from The Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education at Central European University (CEU). Omar's research interests include higher education policy with a focus on the transition-to-employment process of higher education graduates, labour market policy, and sociology of higher education. Omar is proficient in qualitative research approaches. His doctoral research project is a sociologically informed and policy-oriented inquiry into the nature of humanities graduates' transitions, with a focus on overeducation as a labour market phenomenon. Besides his academic interests, Omar is an international development professional with six years of relevant professional experience. He has taken on many roles in several Egyptian and international development organizations, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the German Development Agency (GIZ). Over those years, Omar's professional interests spanned a broad scope of professional areas that included entrepreneurship development, science education, school-to-work transition, and vocational education. Omar is a native speaker in Arabic and proficient in English.

 

Selected Projects

The mobility flows of researchers in the context of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action and the European Education Area (DG EAC, 2021-ongoing)

The role of micro-credentials in facilitating learning for employment (Cedefop, 2020-ongoing)

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