Curriculum Vitae (Resumé)

NameAbdelbaset Rabaiah, PhD  
Marital StatusMarried

Key Qualifications|Education|Roles At Current Employer|Administrated Events At Current Employer|Experience Records|Publications|Training|Skills|Team Work|Professional Membership|Language Capabilities|Other Qualities|Contact Information


Dr. Abdelbaset Rabaiah has received a PhD in e-Government from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) with a Great Distinction standing. He is now the Dean of Admission and Registration at the AAU.

Dr. Rabaiah has joined the Arab American University (AAU) in Jenin/West Bank since 2001 as a teaching and research assistant. He was awarded a BTC scholarship to pursue his graduate studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He graduated with great distinction and received a Master degree in Business Information Management in 2004. He then headed back home to work on a case study in the Palestinian Territories in 2005/2006. There, he joined the e-Government Project team. That team was responsible for laying out the strategy of e-Government and ICT at the Ministry of Information and Telecommunication Technology in Ramallah. He gained a hands-on experience of how things are managed at the strategic level. Dr. Rabaiah has produced the Arabic version of the Palestinian ICT Strategy. At that time, he was doing research under the supervision of Prof. Farouq Musa of AAU.

In 2008, Dr. Rabaiah has joined the ePractice community (e-Government, e-Healh, and eInclusion) which was created by the European Commission ( He later established the Community of Researchers of E-Government within Dr. Rabaiah has participated in workshops organised by ePractice and the Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens (IDABC).

Dr. Rabaiah has published a number of papers in proceedings of some conferences and Journals dedicated to e-government. He has also co-authored a book in which he drew the connection between e-government and e-commerce in the Less Developed Countries.


2009PhD in e-Government, University of Brussels (VUB). Brussels, Belgium
2004Master in Management Information Systems (Business Information Management), University of Brussels (VUB). Brussels, Belgium



Administered Events Administered(Current Employer)

I have administered the following events at the Arab American University:


2016Consultant, TVET Program (GIZ)
2012-CurrentlyDean, Admission and Registration and a part-time Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Information Systems of the Arab American University of Jenin, AAUJ.
2009-2012Full-time Assistant Professor chairing the Department of Management Information Systems of the Arab American University of Jenin, AAUJ.
2004-2006Full-time Instructor at the Department of Management Information Systems of the Arab American University of Jenin, AAUJ.
2001-2003 Employed as a full-time Teaching and Research Assistant at the Arab American University in Jenin--AAUJ as well as a part-time IT Dean's Assistant for Administrative Affairs ( Workload includes:
  • Devising lab courses together with the supervising professor
  • Coordinating, pursuing and supervising projects given to student as a part of the academic process
  • Eagerly assisting students/professors in their scientific research
  • Supporting professors through preparations of presentations and computerized materials necessary for the success of their classes
  • Designing brochures, logos, and developing educational CDs...etc
  • Developing a didactic website to boost true and interactive e-Learning of students of the Faculty of IT
1999-2001 Dornier SystemConsult, GmbH A company of the DaimlerChrysler Group. Middle East Regional Office - East Jerusalem
Key Responsibilities:
  • IT Training:
  • MS-Office AutoCAD
  • Operating Systems (Windows 9x/NT)
  • GIS (ArcView)
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • Ms-Project 98
  • Internet and E-mail
  • Preparing Presentations for seminars and conferences held by the firm
  • Database development and administration
  • Generating the computerized data
  • Preparation of all computerized data including AutoCAD drawings, Traffic signs phase design, preparation of different type of reports, Database design and operation, MS-Project Charts and others
  • Preparation of final project presentation held in Jericho and attended by representatives of Ministry of Public Works (MOPW), Ministry of transportation (MOT), Ministry of Local Government (MOLG), and PECDAR
  • Communicating with and contacting World Bank, PECDAR, MOT, MOPW and MOLG and information exchange with them
  • Preparation of standards and specifications for road woks and tendering documents forms for contractors





Dr. Rabaiah was well trained for:
  • GIS training at Dornier SystemConsult
  • Reporting and documenting
  • Networking Techniques and Troubleshooting and computer Software and Hardware maintenance at "Al-Kinana Computers and Electronics-Nablus"



Dr. Rabaiah Professional in the following:
  • Visual Basic Programming
  • Visual Basic Scripting
  • JAVA Programming
  • JavaScript
  • Database Design (MS-Access and SQL-Visual Basic Related)
  • OLE (ActiveX) Automation
  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Front Page 2000
  • Macromedia Flash 5.0
  • Web Development-SSJS
  • Web Publishing
  • Active Server Pages (ASP)
  • C++ Programming



Skills gained:
  • Sharing information with workmates effectively and seamlessly
  • Work disciplines and code of conducts
  • Time appreciation and synchronization
  • Inter-relations with foreign experts
  • Fluency of English



    Dr. Rabaiah is a member of the following associations:
  • Palestinian Engineers Syndicate and the Jordanian Engineers Syndicate under registration number:01\14140
  • A founding member of the Palestine Netherlands Friendship Association (PNFA)
  • Solvay Business School Alumni asbl (Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 48 CP 141, Brussels / Belgium)
  • Founder of the eGovernment Researchers Community within ePractice - European Commission
  • Editorial Board of the Aston Journals (



ArabicMother TongueExcellentExcellent



Driving LicenseAvailable - International
Own CarAvailable



Department of Management Information Systems -- MIS
The Arab American University
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