University Appoints Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and Partnerships

The University has appointed Professor Tariq Ali to the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and Partnerships – a new post which will lead the development of the institution’s global vision and strategy.

Tariq is currently Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships at the University of Birmingham and acted as the Vice-Provost for Research and Innovation at the University of Birmingham Dubai. Tariq has established and developed important key relationships with stakeholders in business, government and academia in the UK, UAE and globally.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Jones, said: “I look forward to welcoming Tariq to the University – the new role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement and Partnerships will help us to deliver on our international ambitions as part of the new corporate strategy we are developing.

“Tariq has a wealth of experience in helping to build global relationships in higher education and I know he will be a superb addition to our Senior Leadership Team.”

Tariq said: “The University of Liverpool is an outstanding, ambitious institution with a very strong and comprehensive research and education portfolio. I am honoured and excited to join a fantastic team and to have the opportunity to help develop the University’s international partnerships and activities for local and global impact.”

Prior to his role at Birmingham, Tariq was the Executive Director of an international company in Singapore focused on science and technology development. He joined the company from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-led postgraduate university in Abu Dhabi, UAE – established in collaboration with MIT – where he was Vice-President for Research and Industry Relations.

Tariq received his PhD in Astrophysics from Imperial College London and began his career working in the area of Quantum Well Solar Cells and subsequently in the UK Dark Matter Search. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Senior Visiting Fellow at Imperial College London.

In his new role at Liverpool, Tariq will work with internal and external stakeholders to significantly increase the University’s international profile, reputation and performance in overseas markets.