Motaz Khorshid is a former Minister of Higher Education and Minister of State for Scientific Research in Egypt. He held several other positions throughout his career: Vice President of Cairo University for Graduate Studies and Research, Vice President of the British University in Egypt, Chief Technical Advisor and Expert on Decision Support Systems in Socioeconomic Development Planning at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Senior Research Scientist at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), and Dean and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Computers and Information at Cairo University.
Dr Khorshid has developed several Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) and Economy-wide Models for several Arab Countries. His research interests and publications focus on Computer Aided Modeling and Decision Support Systems (DSS), Computer Simulation Methodology, Economy-wide Modeling and Analysis, Planning and Management of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
He holds a Doctorate of State in Management Sciences and a Doctorate of Engineering in Computer Sciences and Simulation Modeling, from Paris University in France, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Cairo University, and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Ain Shams University in Egypt. He has been awarded the “Academic Palm” from the government of France.