Associate Professor

2009, Ph.D. in Sustainable Development, Cairo University

2004, MSc in Finance, Cairo University


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Suzanna is an Associate Professor of Economics and Sustainability with 22+ years of experience in academia and industry. She is passionate about circular economy practices and developing Eco-Industrial Parks in the MENA region. Suzanna is an Economic Research Forum (ERF) Fellow and Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Sustainable Development (2009) and MSc in Finance (2004) from Cairo University. She has 20+ years of experience in research, policy, and teaching in the Middle East. Suzanna has a multidisciplinary interest in the research areas of Economics, Finance, Sustainable Development, Economics of Education, and Behavioural Economics. She has published several scholarly papers in top-ranked journals and worked on government and private sector consultancy projects. She sits on the Editorial Review Board for several peer-reviewed journals and the advisory board of the “THE SURPLUSS” start-up. 




Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-01-35


+971 2 599 3429

Teaching Areas

Areas of Specialization: Economics, Sustainable Development, Finance, Economics of Education, and Welfare Economics.

Research and Professional Activities

2022 | Suzanna Elmassah and Eslam A. Hassanein, Digitalization and subjective wellbeing in Europe, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp. 52-73.

2022 | Suzanna Elmassah, Localization, Report: Financing Sustainable Development in Egypt| League of Arab States and United Nations.

2021 | Sameer, Y.M., Elmassah, S., Mertzanis, C., El-Maghraby, L., Are Happier Nations More Responsible? Examining the Link Between Happiness and Sustainability, Social Indicators Research.

2021 | Elmassah, S., Biltagy, M. and Gamal, D., Framing the role of higher education in sustainable development: a case study analysis, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 23 No. 2, pp. 320-355.

2021 | UAE In Fifty Years: A Model for Knowledge Economy and Sustainable Development (in Arabic), Future Research Center