Prof. Mouin Hamze (Chairperson of Management Board) from Lebanon obtained his “Doctorat d’Etat – Es Sciences” from the University of Montpellier, France. He started his academic career at the Lebanese University where he established the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and acted as its Dean from 1985-1997. He was concurrently acting as Chairman of the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute. In 1998, M. Hamzé was appointed Secretary General of the CNRS-L, where he has given special attention to the launching of research and capacity building programmes including: the Ph.D. Scholarship Program, the Joint Grant Research Program, the Associated Research Units Programme, and the Research Excellence Award in Lebanon. Since 2006, he has developed and implemented a fundamental science policy programme for Lebanon, while in 2016 he has led an initiative to develop the Charter of Ethics and Guiding Principles of Scientific Research in Lebanon, which was later confirmed as the basis for a regional Arab charter. M. Hamzé has authored several books and scientific papers, led EU and international projects, chaired numerous international and regional meetings, and has been actively involved in several international organizations, including: CIHEAM, IAEA, COMEST-UNESCO, ICARDA, ESCWA Technology Centre (ETC), AUF, PRIMA-EU and most recently (in 2019) joined as member of the EMUNI Management Board. In recognition of his work, M. Hamzé received two “Doctor Honoris Causa” from the University of Haute Alsace and from the University of Montpellier in France and was awarded the “Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole” and the “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (France), the “Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite” (Italy) and the “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” (France).

After a career as international researcher in Mathematics and full professor of Algebra at the University of Trieste, Maria Cristina Pedicchio (Vice Chairperson of Management Board) from Italy has dedicated herself to the management of public and private research institutions, developing strong skills in the field. She is President of the FVG Maritime Technological Cluster, Marefvg, in Italy. She has held various positions, including as former President of the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), and of the Area Science Park in Friuli Venezia Giulia. She is Chairman of the Scientific Technical Committee of the National Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) and a member of the ISPRA SC. She has been collaborating with the European Commission for years and is an expert in the “Seas and Oceans” Mission (Starfish Mission) Board.  Prof. Pedicchio is also Secretary General of the Environmental Marevivo FVG Association, and is the recipient of Commander, Order “of Merit of the Italian Republic”.

Prof. Hassan Nadir Kheirallah from Egypt is a Professor of microwave engineering at the faculty of engineering, Alexandria University. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Alexandria University. Master and PhD degrees from Carleton University, Canada. Former president of Alexandria University and of the French University in Egypt and of Senghor University. Former member of the board of trustees of the bibliotheca Alexandria and of the Egypt-Japan University for Science and technology (EJUST). Former chairman of the Projects Management Unit at the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt. Expert in Higher Education and Internationalization. Member of the management board of EMUNI University. Currently Counsellor for the president of Alexandria University for international relations. Holder of the Scientific Research prize from  Alexandria university. Holder of the Taha Hussein prize from Alexandria University. Holder of “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite Français”.

Prof. Moustafa Bousmina is the President of the Euro-Med University of Fez. Professor Bousmina is presently the Chancellor of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Morocco and responsible for the Euromed University project. In 2008, he created the Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (INANOTECH) in Morocco and acted as the General Director of the Institute from 2008 to June 2011. His work has brought crucial contributions in the field of Chemical Sciences. Prof. Bousmina also built the sole instrument in the world that combines rheometry with x-ray, ultrasound, light scattering, birefringence, dichroism, dielectric measurements, magnetorheology, electrorheology and in-situ visualization. He also derived a well-known equation that allows extracting the shear rate and the stress (and thus the viscosity) from a batch mixer with any geometry. This equation is now installed on the entire commercial batch mixers sold worldwide by ThermoHaake and Brabender, and other companies.

Prof. Rado Pišot from Slovenia, is director of the Science and Research Centre Koper. He is a professor and scientific councillor in the field of Kinesiology, He was one of the initiators who designed the bases for the establishment of the University of Primorska (UP) as well as the initiator for the foundation and the first dean of the Faculty of Education of the UP, Koper(2003–2007).  (2007-2011) he was the Vice Chancellor in the field of scientific, research and developmental work of the UP. Since the establishment in 2004 and until March 2013, he was the head of the Institute for Kinesiology Research at the Science and Research Centre, and a member of the Scientific Council of the UP SRC as well as the member of the Senate of the UP. He was a director of the UP Science and Research Centre (UP SRC) (2013 – 2016). After establishment of the new, independent public research Centre by the Government of Slovenia – Science and Research Centre of Koper (SRC KP), Slovenia, he become a director of the new SRC KP (2017-). His priority research areas include the study of motor development and motor learning, as well as the diagnostics and research of skeletal muscles, where emphasis is put on monitoring adaptive capacities of skeletal muscles in diverse environments and life characteristics. His research achievements have been published in many internationally known journals (123 scientific papers; 800 citations). He is author of many scientific monographs, manuals and textbooks. He was invited as a guest professor at many universities and international conferences worldwide. He managed (PI) and collaborate in several national and international projects. Some of them: Bed Rest The Impact of Simulated Weightlessness on Human Organism (6 studies financed by European Space Agency; Italian Space Agency); international scientific project: Metabolic Detection of Insulin Abuse in Sportsmen, financed by the World Anti-Doping Agency; international scientific project: Adaptation of Muscle Tissue, Central and Peripheral Oxidative Stress in Bodybuilders financed by the Universities of Udine and Manchester; Interreg Slovenia Italy PI: PANGeA – Physical Activity and Nutrition for Quality Ageing, and MEMORI-net–Mental and Motor Rehabilitation of Ictus-Network financed by the EU;… . He is a head of research programme Kinesiology for the Quality of Life, editor of many conference proceedings and member of editorial committees of several international scientific journals. For his research, work and contribution, he was awarded at national and international level.

João Lobo is the Project Analyst for Higher Education and Research at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

Prof. Lola Bañon Castellón from Spain holds a PhD (cum laude) in Journalism from the Universitat de València and a degree in Information Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is a lecturer in television journalism at the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication at the Universitat de València and a Collaborating Lecturer in Corporate Communication at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She is also co-director of the postgraduate course in Mediterranean Societies – Citizenship and socio-political changes in the Mediterranean at the Universitat de València.

Prof. Bañon Castellón teaches on the Master in New Journalism, Political Communication and Knowledge Society and is a visiting lecturer on the Master in International Relations at the University of Bedfordshire in England and on the Master in Conflict Management and Alliance of Civilisations at the Euro Méditerranéenne University in Fès, Morocco.

She has been a practising journalist for 25 years at the Valencian regional television station, where she has worked mainly on international news. She has been special envoy for coverage of conflicts in the Middle East and the Maghreb and at diplomatic summits of the European Union. In the field of international relations, she has been director of the Fundación Asamblea Ciudadanos y Ciudadanas del Mediterráneo (FACM) and lecturer in International Mediation in the Master’s Degree in Mediation at the International University of Valencia. Prof. Bañon Castellón was coordinator of the Committee of Experts that advised the Valencian Parliament in the process of drafting the Law for the restitution of the public radio and television service in the Valencian Community.

She is the author of the book Palestinos ( Planeta) and of several publications in the field of research and dissemination. Her lines of work are television legislation, international information, the Arab and Mediterranean world, mediation and gender.

She is a member of the Prospective and Research in Communication, Culture and Cooperation group (LAPREC) attached to the Department of Journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. as well as a member of the International Jury of the Al Jazeera Documentary Festival.

Prof. Bañon Castellón has received several awards and serves as a member on the boards of several institutions. 

Jernej Širok is a secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation where he held the position of Director General of the Directorate for Higher Education in 2023. He is representing Slovenia in the High Council of the European University Institute, the Bologna Follow-up Group and in the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education. His decade long previous professional experience is from the field of external quality assurance in higher education. He holds a PhD in
Sociology of Culture and an M.Sc. in German language and literature, both from the University of Ljubljana.

Karen Gladović from Slovenia (representative of EMUNI employees) is the Head of the Education Department at the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI). She holds a degree in Law from the University of Ljubljana and is a PhD candidate in Management at the University of Primorska, where she is also a lecturer in the Department of Law. She was a member of the special task force at the Ministry of Finance, General Financial Office, which dealt with and implemented the most demanding measures to enforce tax debt in tax court proceedings. Her research is in the area of Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property rights and Technology Transfer. She is engaged in Science Policy Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region, particularly in the areas of Science and Higher Education, Research and Innovation Cooperation.

Ioannis Panagiotopoulos from Greece has been active in recent years as a Primary Education Teacher and as a Professor of Management and Economics in Adult Education. He has over twenty years of professional experience as a Department Manager in industry sectors such as metallurgy, chemical industry and FMCG.

His academic profile consists of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Business Administration, undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Management of Education. Currently, he is a postgraduate student in the IBC Master’s programme of EMUNI University.

His interests are History, Geography, Management, Education, Marketing and Artificial Intelligence. His next goal is to complete a Ph.D.