Mirahan Farag, PhD
Hi, I am Mirahan Farag (also known as Mirahan Zedan, M. Mirahan-Farag, and Mirahan Farag Orabi) a professor at Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt; and currently on a secondment to King Abdul-Aziz University in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. I have been working in higher education in full-time teaching and development positions for over 25 years. I am promoted to professorship since 2019.
I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and criticism of art and fashion, and I studied towards my PhD at Philosophy and Fine Arts departments in the University of Reading, UK, and in the Center for Contemporary Art Research at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, from 2005 to 2007. I published two books and 25+ academic papers in the field of philosophy of art and fashion criticism, design, textiles, education, and CSR.
Moreover, I am an Internationally Certified Trainer and Human Resources Development Consultant (CT)® (licensed by the IBCT (International Board of Certified Trainers); an internationally certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) from the NCDA (National Career Development Association) in the U.S. and certified as a Professional Translator from The School of Continuing Education at The American University in Cairo (AUC). I am also a fellow of Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs' LDF program at Syracuse University, the U.S. since 2009. I obtained many professional certificates in different disciplines, such as Statistics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Management.
As an expert in training, I am highly specialized in designing and developing educational and training programs. I created and delivered several training courses in different disciplines for different types of audiences, from youth to university professors and leaders of higher education as well as top management staff in a number of companies in Egypt and some Arab countries.
As a member and co-founder of many civil society organizations, I have more than 12 years of experience working in civil society. I have been an active initiator, organizer, and participant of different interfaith dialogue, peace education, and civic engagement events, initiatives, and activities. Moreover, I have also been engaged in various creative activities as a curator of fashion galleries, designer for stage and industry, as well as a facilitator of art workshops in several contexts.
With this experience in research, education and civil society, I believe that education and scientific research is the key to the advancement of any nation. That's why I'm currently focusing on developing new ways to make understanding research methods much easier and practical; and to seriously and deeply connect research to true needs of society and people. Hence, I decided to build upon my expertise in the area of postgraduate education and research design to help researchers overcoming the great challenges they face while writing their research. A big challenge that I am fond of facing!