Prof. Dr. Samia Satti Osman Mohamed Nour is Affiliated Researcher at United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), the Netherlands, and Full Professor of Economics at Khartoum University, Sudan, a member of the University Senate and the Department and Faculty Board. She is the first female professor in the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum since its establishment in 1958, first female professor of Economics, in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum since the establishment of the the Department of Economics, and also the first new professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Khartoum since the mid of 1970s. She received her PhD in Economics from Maastricht University (the Netherlands) in 2005. She is the first Arab student and the first African female student graduated from the Ph.D. Programme on Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change: Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) – Faculty of Economic and Business Administration- Maastricht University and the United Nations University (UNU) – Institute for New Technologies (INTECH), Maastricht- the Netherlands since its inception in 1995. She is the author of several articles published in international refereed journals. She is the author of several books including: Economic Systems of Innovation in the Arab Region (Palgrave Macmillan, USA, 2016), Information and Communication Technology in Sudan: An Economic Analysis of Impact and Use in Universities (Springer, Switzerland, 2015), Technological Change and Skill Development in Arab Gulf Countries (Springer, Switzerland, 2013), and Technological Change and Skill Development in Sudan (Springer, Germany, 2013). She is the co-author of the Arab States Chapter of the UNESCO Science Report in the World (2015). She is the co-author of African Capacity Report (2017) “Building Capacity in Science Technology and Innovation for Africa’s Transformation”. She is the co-editor of the Unit of Sudan, African Development Perspective Yearbook “Science Technology and Innovation Policy for Inclusive Growth in Africa,” Volume 20, Institute for World Economics and International Management (IWIM), the University of Bremen, Germany (forthcoming 2017). Prof. Nour has worked as Economic Consultant for international institutions such as the European Investment Bank (EIB), ILO, OECD, UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNECA. She was a member of the advisory committee for the UNDP Third Arab Knowledge Report 2014. She received the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development Distinguished Scholar Award and Post Doctoral Fellowship (2010-2011) and the University of Khartoum Scientific Excellence Award Prize in Humanities and Educational Studies (in the field of Economics) (2013). Prof. Nour’s main research interests are in the fields of Economics, Economics of Innovation and Technological Change, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Development Economics, International Economics, Labour Economics, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development, Endogenous Growth, Human Capital, Public Policy, Migration, Transfer of Knowledge, and Knowledge Economy.