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    Research interests

    Dr. ALI has rich experience and expertise in design thinking. He also established a design studio at Fatih University with the collaboration of Hasso Platner Institute (HPI), Germany. His research areas include innovation and capability development in SMEs, technology and innovation management, interoperability and agile SMEs, digital transformation, creativity, design thinking, and innovation in higher education. He has also developed a design thinking model, called SNIPE.

    Personal profile

    Dr. Zulfiqar Ali holds a doctoral degree in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management with a research focus on innovation in SMEs and creativity in higher education from City University of Hong Kong, a master’s degree in innovation and entrepreneurship from Fatih university Istanbul, and University of Southern Denmark and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management from University of the Punjab, Pakistan

    Before joining this institute, Dr. ALI worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, also in the Department of Management Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate, City University of Hong Kong

    Sept 2014Feb 2018

    Award Date: 2 Oct 2018

    Master, M.S., Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Fatih University

    Sept 2011Aug 2013

    Award Date: 3 Oct 2013

    Master, M.S., Innovation and Business, University of Southern Denmark

    Sept 2012Feb 2013

    Award Date: 13 Mar 2013

    Bachelor, B.S., Industrial Engineering & Management

    Dec 2005Aug 2010

    Award Date: 16 Feb 2012

    External positions

    Postdoctoral Fellow, City University of Hong Kong

    Sept 2020Aug 2021

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, City University of Hong Kong

    Feb 2020Aug 2020

    Postdoctoral Fellow, City University of Hong Kong

    Dec 2018Dec 2019

    Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong

    Sept 2017Feb 2018

    Research and Teaching Assistant, Fatih University

    Oct 2013Aug 2014


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