Rauf Abdul PhD MSc MBA

Rauf Abdul, PhD, MSc, MBA
Senior Lecturer / Head School of Business
Country of Origin


Monday to Friday

Rauf holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from UT in addition to an MBA and MSc in Business. His main focus in research is on issues related to Human Resource Management (HRM). Currently, he is interested in research on HR competencies for future industries, such as competency profiles required for the smart industry (industry 4.0). He loves teaching and supervising graduate and postgraduate students for their graduation assignment/final projects. He contributes actively to Wittenborg's HRM department in the screening and hiring process of academic staff for various schools of the university, where he has developed and implemented various HR strategies and procedures. He has presented many research papers at several international conferences in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He is conversant with the standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education system, and sits also on different assessment panels for educational programmes and institutional accreditation assessments.


Rauf Abdul started his academic research pursuit in the field of business and management after completing his MBA. He loves combing work and study. To fulfil his desire to achieve a scientific qualification from a reputable university, he completed his PhD in the area of HRM. He was actively involved in HRM and business consultancy and with his family business before starting his current teaching and academic research career. He always tries to engage in professional business and consultancy activities in order to develop his lectures based on real-life cases for business & management students.

Rauf has developed innovative methods of teaching that reflect the latest research in the area of management and business. He has been actively involved in the role of supporting students formally and informally as a study advisor. His research and educational contributions were an immense help in designing new programs and in building the institution’s profile. As part of his research, he developed some very valuable links outside the university, including but not limited to universities, industrial, commercial, and public firms.

Expertise / Subjects
Entrepreneurship and SME Management
Supply Chain Managment
Human Resource Management
Research Methods
Project Management