Abbas Aroua

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Abbas Aroua
Born (1962-11-12) 12 November 1962 (age 54)
M'Doukal, Algeria
Fields Medical physics, health physics, peace studies
Institutions University of Lausanne, Cordoba Foundation of Geneva
Alma mater University of Algiers, University of Surrey, EPFL

Abbas Aroua is an Algerian medical and health physicist. He is also human rights defender, peace worker and political activist.

Born on 12 November 1962 in M'Doukal, Wilaya of Batna, he left Algeria in 1984 to pursue his studies in the UK then in Switzerland where he lives since the beginning of 1988.

Scientific qualifications[edit]

  • Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (since 2006)
  • PhD in health physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (1991)
  • Certificate of Expert in Radiological Protection from the University Institute of Radiation Physics in Lausanne (1989)
  • Master of Science in Medical Physics from the Surrey University in Great Britain (1986)
  • Diploma of Higher Studies in Electronics from the University of Algiers (1984)

Activities in human development[edit]

  • Member of the teaching staff of the "Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation", World Peace Academy │ University of Basel (2010-2012)
  • Member of the teaching staff of the "Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies", Hacettepe University, Ankara
  • Head of the Arab World Department of the International Transcend Network for Peace, Development and Environment
  • Co-founder in 1994 in Geneva of the Hoggar Institute for Human Rights Studies
  • Founder in 2002 and director of the Cordoba Foundation of Geneva for peace promotion
  • Co-founder in 2004 of the Alkarama Foundation for human rights
  • Co-founder in 2007 of the Rachad Movement, dedicated to radical non violent political change in Algeria and the establishment of the rule of law and good governance
  • Co-founder in 2009 of the Arab Organization for Freedoms and Good Governance
  • Co-founder in 2010 of the Compostelle-Cordoue NGO for interfaith dialogue
  • Organizer and participant at numerous seminars, training workshops and conferences, and author and editor of numerous reports, scientific papers and books in the field of conflict resolution and human development

Activities in public health[edit]

  • Director of the Swiss company AHEAD S.A. (aroua health & education) specialized in training, research and consulting in the field of medical physics and radiological protection
  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne
  • Founder in 2003 of a working group on the exposure of the population by medical radiology, which later became the European Dose Datamed Group
  • Member of several national and international learned societies
  • Author and co-author of tens of scientific papers and reports in the field of public health

Publications in medical and health physics[edit]

Publications in human rights and conflict & peace[edit]


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