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Youth of today, leaders of tomorrow | Dr.Lamya Al-Haj | TEDxGUTECH
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Added Jun 20, 2016
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Oman has experienced tremendous development and growth in the past 45 years. To ensure the continuous development of the future of Oman in the current oil price downturn, we need to look at developing our people, especially our youth.

Lamya Adnan Al-Haj currently holds an Assistant Professor position in the College of Science at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). She is the first female Omani to obtain her PhD in Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom in 2014. While perusing her master’s degree in Australia, she received the esteemed award “Boban Marcovic Prize in Environmental Science. At the age of 17, she held the biggest debate in the history of SQU with an audience of approximately 1,200 people, which helped further shape her personality and build her confidence as a public speaker. She has presented in many international conferences in the UK, Netherlands, Poland, Germany, France, China, Singapore, Canada, USA, Lebanon and UAE. She is also a producer and presenter on the national radio hosting the engaging program called “The Art of Living”. She is passionate about coaching the young generation, engaging them to dream big and aspire high.”.

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