Professor Raj Gill
Regional Director, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Middlesex University, Dubai
Professor Gill has degree in Manufacturing Engineering and a PhD in Computer Simulation for Manufacturing Processes. His research interests were in automation and operations managements, and he was the project leader of the team that developed a Radio-pharmaceutical Dispenser in the mid 90's, an invention that lead the way for the automation of hazardous processes in hospitals dispensing nuclear medicine.
Raj has been working in International Education for the last twenty years, and has extensive experience in marketing, student recruitment, and agent management. He set up the Regional Office network for Middlesex in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East and is now based in Dubai.
He has been involved in many TNE projects all over the world and in 2004 he was a key member of the team that with local partners set up the Middlesex University campus in Knowledge Village in Dubai, a campus that now has over 2300 students and is growing steadily.
In 2009 he set up the second Middlesex University overseas campus in Mauritius. This campus was set up with partners and attracts students from all over Africa. This campus also delivers amongst a range of other courses, a UK accredited LLB programme, the only programme of this type in the Southern hemisphere.
Raj is on the Board of both institutions (Dubai and Mauritius) and is also Managing Director for a number of Middlesex University subsidiary companies dealing with overseas projects.