Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour

Prof. Dr Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour is a Full Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies of Khartoum University, Khartoum, Sudan. She is an affiliated research fellow of ASCL, Leiden University and member of ASCL community. During her stay as a visiting research fellow at the African Studies Centre between May and July 2009, she has worked on a research paper that contributed to ASC Thematic Research Project on Connections and Transformations: Linking Technologies and Society in Africa and Beyond, Subgroup 4: Connections in African Knowledge.
 
Prof. Dr. Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour is Affiliated Researcher and former visiting research fellow at United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), the Netherlands. She is a Full Professor of Economics at Khartoum University, Sudan; she is a member of the University Senate and the Faculty Board. She is the first female professor in the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum since its establishment in 1958, the first female professor of Economics, in the Department of Economics, University of Khartoum since the establishment of the Department of Economics, and also the first new professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Khartoum since the mid of 1970s.
 
She was employed as an Associate Professor of Economics (2012-2016), Assistant Professor of Economics (2005- 2011), the coordinator of the Ph.D. programme in Economics (2006-2009) and as a teaching assistant (1995-2005) at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, Khartoum University, Sudan.

Samia studied Economics at the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum, Sudan, where she graduated with a B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in December 1994. She obtained a M.Sc. in Economics from the Graduate College at the same university in December 1999. She obtained her PhD. degree from the Faculty of Economic and Business Administration, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands in November, 2005. She is the first Arab student and the first African female student graduated from the Ph.D. Programme on Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change: Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) - Faculty of Economic and Business Administration- Maastricht University and the United Nations University (UNU) - Institute for New Technologies (INTECH), Maastricht- the Netherlands since its inception in 1995. She received five different best student faculty prizes during her undergraduate studies and several research awards and grants during her postgraduate studies. She was recipient of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development Distinguished Scholar Award and Post-Doctoral Fellowship (October 2010- December 2011). She was recipient of the University of Khartoum Scientific Excellence Award and Prize in the field of Humanities and Educational Studies (February 2013). She completed several research projects supported by several regional and international institutions. She has worked as Economic Consultant for UNESCO (May 2014-November 2015), ILO (March - July, 2014), UNDP (October 2012- March 2013), UNFPA-OECD (December 2012-May 2013), for the European Investment Bank, (EIB, Luxemburg) (November 2011 - April 2012) and for UNECA (May - June 2010). She was a member of the advisory committee for the "UNDP Third Arab Knowledge Report 2014: Youth and localization and transfer of Knowledge in the Arab region" (December 2014).
 
Prof. Dr. Samia stayed as a Ph.D. Fellow at Maastricht University and UNU-INTECH, now UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, the Netherlands from September 1999 to November 2005; as a Ph.D. Intern at UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland from May to July 2002; as a visiting research fellow at ASC, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands from May to July 2009 and as a visiting research fellow at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, the Netherlands from October 2010 to December 2011.
 
Prof. Samia contributed two background papers for the UNDP Third Arab Knowledge Report 2014. She is the co-author of the Arab States Chapter of the UNESCO Science Report (2015) "UNESCO Science Report (2015): Towards 2013: Chapter 17: Arab States Chapter". She is the co-author of the African Capacity Report (2016) "African Capacity Report (2016): Building STI Capacity in Africa". She is the co-editor of the Unit of Sudan, African Development Perspective Yearbook "Science Technology and Innovation Policy for Inclusive Growth in Africa," Volume 20, Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM), the University of Bremen, Germany (forthcoming 2017). She is the author of several articles published in international refereed journals. She is the author of several books including: 'Technological Change and Skill Development in Sudan,' (February 2013, Springer, Germany), 'Technological Change and Skill Development in Arab Gulf Countries,' (Springer Series Contributions to Economics, (December 2013), Springer International Publishing, Switzerland), 'Information and Communication Technology in Sudan: An Economic Analysis of Impact and Use in Universities,' (March 2015, Springer Series Contributions to Economics, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland) and 'Economic Systems of Innovation in the Arab Region,' (March 2016, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA).

Samia's main research interests are in the fields of Economics, Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, S&T, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Development Economics, International Economics, Endogenous Growth, Human Capital and Labour Economics, Sustainable Development, and Knowledge Economy.

From April to July 2017, Prof. Samia is a guest researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) of Uppsala University, Sweden.
 

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