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Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany and National University of Sciences and Technology, NUST, Pakistan


Bachstrasse 18k, 07743, Jena, Germany

Research Interests

innovation, public health, human capital, economics, knowledge spillovers, WASH, national innovation systems


Topics to speak on:

international knowledge spillovers, WASH and child health


Dr. Ali is an Associate Professor of Economics at NUST and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany. He has 10+ years of experience in advanced data analysis and 4 years of teaching experience at UG and PhD level. He holds a PhD from Germany in Economics of Innovation. He is also a Google Certified Data Analyst. He has published 15+ research papers in reputed journals with 400+ citations on Google Scholar. He was the recipient of the “Best Researcher Award” for 2020 at NUST, Islamabad. He has also received prestigious scholarships/fellowships in past including Czech Government Scholarship for Developing Countries (for Masters in Economics and Finance), DFG Scholarship (for Ph.D. studies in Germany), and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Post-Doctoral research. He has supervised/co-supervised 12 MS theses at FSU Jena, and NUST Islamabad. He was recently selected as a member of Global Young Academy (of scientists) for five years. He is also the editor of the Department’s Newsletter. He regularly reviews papers for prestigious journals such as World Development, BMC Public Health, PLoS One etc. His current research interests include National Innovation Systems, University-Industry Collaboration and Public Health.


Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Post Doc 2021-2023

Best Researcher Award 2020, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

DFG Scholarship for PhD Studies in Germany 2012-2016

Czech Government Scholarship for Masters Studies in Czech Republic

1st Prize in Essay Competition, Awarded by Prime Minister of Pakistan.

2nd Prize in Essay Competition. UNDP.