Professor Sufian Forawi


Contact info

Email: [email protected]


Short Bio

Sufian Forawi is currently a professor of science/STEM education at the British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he coordinates the science/STEM education masters and doctoral programs. Prof. Sufian obtained an EdD in Science Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He worked in some of the major USA universities. He received the US Fulbright scholarship award. He is a member of several educational organizations such as the NARST, IEEE, ESERA, etc. He recently co-chaired the International Council of Associations for Science Education conference (ICASE2023). He published a book, Science and Mathematics Education in Multicultural Contexts, from the US Common Ground Publishers. He widely publishes in peer-reviewed journals. He has a strong external grant record, e.g. NSF and Ohio State Department of Education and the Emirates Foundation.

Degrees/Professional Qualifications

1991 – 1996    Ed.D. in Science Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. “The Effects of the Interaction of Teachers’ Understanding of the Nature of Science, and their Use of Instruction and Textbooks on Students.”

1985 – 1987    M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. Department of Education, Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan. ‘Teaching Biology through Problem Solving Approach’

1983 – 1984    Higher Diploma in Education. Department of Education, Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan.

1979 – 1983    B.S. in Biology and Education. College of Education, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.

The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400


Email: [email protected]