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Global Education,  Local Values: A Regional Dialogue on Academic and Research Integrity

AMEA as a region is an emerging market for global, world-class international education and research. Together, colleagues from Centre for Academic Integrity at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye in partnership with University of Wollongong in Dubai, ENAI WG Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE, Centre for Academic Integrity Pakistan and King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh 2nd Health Cluster Saudi Arabia are joining hands to provide a holistic support for students, staff and academic communities in the region - AMEA Integrity. 


As a joint effort, we are organizing the first regional, collaborative conference on academic and research integrity for the region – ACARI 2023. With a local organising team from the United Arab Emirates, invited colleagues from Chitkara University, India, Kuwait University, Kuwait, Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science & Technology University, Bangladesh, and University of Calgary in Qatar, ACARI 2023 among others aims to bring together leaders, educators, practitioners, and researchers from the partnering nations’ education sectors to discuss, create and promote the culture of integrity across educational campuses in the countries. 


Academic and Research Integrity

Academic Integrity is the foundation on which all of academia stands. It is in schools, classrooms, in corridors and canteens that students, the future citizens of the world, gather an understanding of what is right and what is wrong, what is meant by integrity, being truthful, responsible, and respectful. It is here that they develop life skills of honesty and fairness and take them into the real world and as members of the greater community, practicing these skills in their everyday lives and at their workplaces.

Ensuring and upholding integrity in education provides for a sustainable, constructive future, a platform that fosters, encourages and celebrates innovation and contributes to happy individuals, happy workplaces and a happy society.

Research is crucial to any area or discipline to develop better understanding of current issues, challenges, and barriers, to discover novel approaches to solving problems, addressing issues and finding new ways to overcome challenges and barriers. Research done right, with the right approach, right methodology, to ensure the results are reliable and repeatable, thus making them valuable. It then becomes imperative that research is conducted with transparency, honesty, responsibility, and respect for the participants (human or animals) and the data, in other words with integrity.

AMEA Integrity Core Founders


Dr Salim Razı

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Associate Professor

Director, Centre for Academic Integrity, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye

Vice Dean, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye

Board Member, European Network for Academic Integrity

Deputy Chair, ACARI 2023


Dr Muhammad Shahid Soroya

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Former Vice Chancellor at Lahore Leads University

Deputy Chair, ACARI 2023


Dr Muaawia Hamza

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Director at Biomedical Research Administration, Research Center,

King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh 2nd Health Cluster

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Dr Zeenath Reza Khan

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Founding President | ENAI WG Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE

Assistant Professor | Unversity of Wollongong in Dubai 

Audit Board Member | European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI)

Winner | ENAI Exemplary Research Award 2021

Deputy Chair, ACARI 2023

Core Team Chair, ACARI 2023

ACARI 2023 UAE Local Organising Committee Members 


Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian

Middlesex University Dubai

Chair, ACARI 2023


Professor Christopher Hill

British University in Dubai


Dr Steven

Herriot-Watt University Dubai


Ms Veena

Al Diyafah High School, Dubai


Ms Ajrina

University of Wollongong in Dubai


Ms Sivapriya Ramakrishnan

University of Sharjah

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Ms Nameeta Bhatia

GEMS Cambridge International School Dubai


Ms Serene Regi John

Gulf Medical University, Ajman

 Invited Partners ACARI 2023


Dr Amit Mittal

Dean | Doctoral Research Centre

Chitkara University, Punjab, India

Invited Deputy Chair


Dr Haneen Shafeeq Al-Ghabra

Assistant Vice President for External Research Collaboration and Consultation

Associate Professor of Communication & Cultural Studies

Kuwait University

Invited Deputy Chair

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Dr Mahmudul Hasan

Assistant Professor

Department of Fisheries

Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science & Technology University, Bangladesh

Invited Deputy Chair

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Faisa Farah, RN, MSN

Assistant Professor

Nursing, University of Calgary in Qatar

Invited Deputy Chair


Dr Janya Chanchaichujit


Centre for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Invited Deputy Chair


Sidney Engelbrecht

Senior Research Compliance Specialist. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Invited Deputy Chair

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