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Prof. Serwan J. Baban

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Vice Chancellor

University of Kurdistan-Hewler , Iraq
 
Background

Employment History

  • Professor
    Environmental Geoinformatics
  • Founder and Director
    Centre for Caribbean Land and Environmental Appraisal Research
  • Professor of Surveying and Land Information and the Chairman
    School of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies
  • Dean and Chairman
    School for Graduate Studies and Research at the St. Augustine Campus

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BSc , Geology
    University of Baghdad , Iraq
  • PhD , Environmental Remote Sensing
    University of East Anglia , UK
  • MSc , Geophysics
    University of Baghdad , Iraq
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Web References
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www.qsmaple.org, 5 Dec 2012 [cached]
Prof Serwan Baban Vice Chancellor, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
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Serwan Baban | Professor Serwan Baban - Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources
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Serwan Baban | Professor Serwan Baban - Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources
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Professor Serwan Baban - Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources
BSc., MSc., PhD., DSc., Cert. T. L., FRGS, FGS, FRSPSoc, FICDM.
Professor Serwan Baban was appointed Minster of Agriculture and Water Resources in the seventh cabinet, on 5 April 2012. Professor Baban's previous position was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Kurdistan Hewler. He was appointed competitively by an internal panel to that post as a result of the University's global search for a Vice-Chancellor.
Born in Kirkuk in 1958, he gained his BSc in Geology in 1980 and MSc in Geophysics in 1983, both from the University of Baghdad. Professor Baban obtained his PhD in Applied Remote Sensing and his DSc in Geo-based Environmental Challenges from the prestigious School of Environmental Sciences, the University of East Anglia, UK in 1991 and 2011 respectively.
Professor Baban's academic, scientific and management career was developed through working in universities in the UK, the Caribbean, Australia and Iraq. He worked as a Research Assistant and Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in the UK. He then worked as a Lecturer and later a Senior Lecturer in Geosciences/Physical Geography, Coventry University and UK.
He moved to the University of the West Indies in September 2000 to become the Professor of Surveying and Land Information, and later became the Dean/Chairman of the School for Graduate Studies and Research at the St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad. He moved to Australia to join Southern Cross University in January 2007 to become Professor of Environmental Geoinformatics and the Head of the School of Environmental Science and Management.
Professor Baban's research interests and accomplishments are in Geosciences, Environmental Science, Geoinformatics (Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS) and Governance. He has a multi-disciplinary Geo-based background and working experience in Arid/Semi Arid (Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan), Temporal (UK) and Tropical environments (Malaysia, the Caribbean region, Indonesia and Australia).
Professor Baban's publication and international scholarly activities include over 100 papers in international and national journals and international conference proceedings, 29 chapters in books, as well as editing two books and co-editing one book. He has served on the scientific and organising committees of various international conferences worldwide (UK, Holland, Australia, USA, Jordan, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, India, China, Thailand and South Africa), and is a member of the Editorial Board and an academic referee for a wide range of international, regional and national refereed journals.
Professor Baban founded and directed several successful research centres and institutes worldwide. These include: the GIS and Remote Sensing Research Utility (GRRU) group at Coventry University, UK; the Center for Caribbean Land and Environmental Appraisal Research (CLEAR) at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad; the Centre for Geoinformatics Research and Environmental Assessment Technology (GREAT) at Southern Cross University in Australia; and the Geoinformatics Institute for Future Threats to Sustainability (GIFTS) at the University of Kurdistan Hewler.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS), Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (FRSPSoc), Fellow of the International Congress of Disaster Management (FICDM) and a Visiting Fellow,School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.
QS-MAPLE - QS Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition
www.qsmaple.org, 5 Dec 2011 [cached]
Prof Serwan Baban, Vice Chancellor, University of Kurdistan-Hewler, Iraq
Zanín; Journal of Kurdish Scientific and Medical Association
www.ZaninOnline.org, 5 Aug 2006 [cached]
Prof. Serwan M. J. Baban
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Serwan is the professor of Environmental Geoinformatics and Head, School of Environmental Science and Management, Southern Cross University, Australia.
Formerly he was the professor of Surveying and Land Information and the Chairman, School of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago. He was also the founder and director of the Centre for Caribbean Land and Environmental Appraisal Research (CLEAR).
He obtained his PhD in Environmental Remote Sensing from the University of East Anglia, UK in 1991 and his MSc in Geophysics and BSc in Geology from the University of Baghdad, Iraq during 1983 and 1980 respectively.
His research interests are in Geosciences, Environmental Sciences and Geoinformatics (Environmental Remote Sensing and GIS). Serwan has undertaken extensive research and consultancy work in these areas in Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Malaysia, UK, the Caribbean region and USA. He also has interests in teaching innovation and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has published extensively and is an academic referee for a wide range of National and International Journals. His research has been funded by various local, regional, national and global organisations worldwide.
To date, Serwan has successfully graduated and is currently supervising a number of MPhil/PhD students, some of whom were/are jointly supervised with various Universities in the Middle East, UK and the USA, and has been involved in examining MSc and MPhil/PhD student's worldwide. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (FGS), a Fellow of the Royal Geological Society (FRGS), a Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (FRSPSoc) and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.
Zanín; Journal of Kurdish Scientific and Medical Association
www.ZaninOnline.org, 12 Feb 2011 [cached]
Prof. Serwan M. J. Baban, Geosciences, Environmental Sciences, Geoinformatics, Australia
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