Mohamed Fathi Saoud
He also led negotiations with Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas A&M University (TAMU), RAND, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Georgetown University to establish branch campuses in Education City which now offer Design Arts, Engineering, Public Policy Research, Computer Sciences and Business as well as Foreign Service Programs . He participated in the initial planning of the Science and Technology Park and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) together with a major project for reforming K – 12 schooling in Qatar. He has also been engaged in establishing a branch campus of the College of North Atlantic in Qatar and University of Calgary Nursing Program in Qatar. Saoud represents Qatar Foundation in the Joint Advisory Boards of WCMC-Q, TAMU-Q, and CMU-Q.
He is the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Governors for the Sidra Medical and Research Center. Also, he chairs the Executive Committee of the Sidra Medical and Research Center and the Steering Committee of QNRF. He is a member of the Steering Committee of University of Calgary Nursing Program in Qatar and the Executive Committee of the College of North Atlantic- Qatar.
Saoud started his academic career as Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Parasitology at the University of Ain Shams in Egypt and the University of Khartoum in Sudan and then joined the newly established University of Qatar where he became the founding Dean of Science in 1978. He was the Co-principal Investigator of a collaborative NIH funded research project on schistosomiasis in Egypt between the University of Ain Shams, University of Lowell, University of Michigan Ann Arbor and University of California Los Angeles.
During his research career, Saoud established a school in Medical and Animal Parasitology in Egypt, Sudan and Qatar. More than thirty M.S. and Ph.D. students have worked under his direct supervision. He has published more than 100 papers in parasitology and immunology in the UK, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Egypt, Japan and Qatar.
Saoud graduated in 1959 from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with an honors degree and earned a Ph.D degree from the London School of Tropical Medicine, London University in 1965. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a member of the British, Japanese, and Egyptian Societies for Parasitology.