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Naji Habra is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science where he is in charge of the Software Engineering, Software Quality and Information Systems Strategy courses. For ten years, he has been in charge of the first year programming courses.

He presided over the creation of the multi-faculty research centre PReCISE specialised in Information Systems Engineering.

His research areas include software quality, software measurements and Agile processes, in which he has published several dozen articles in journals and conferences. He has led several research projects with Walloon and European funding in research topics related to software quality (e.g. improvement of software processes in SMEs, quality of open source software, certification of software components...).

He is co-holder of the E-Government chair (Electronic Administration).

From 2005 until September 2011 he was President of the General Assembly of the University before being elected to preside as Dean of the Faculty of Informatics between 2011 and 2015.

From 2011 to 2015, he chaired the University's Teaching Commission as well as the two reform projects linked to teaching: the renewal of PUNCH pedagogy and the reform of the Masters.

Since September 2015, he has been First Vice-Rector in charge of personnel and HR.

With a small team, he continues to lead several research projects and to supervise two doctoral theses in Agile approach and E-Government.

Areas of expertise

Software Engineering
Software Quality and Measurement
Empirical Approaches in Software Engineering
IT strategy
Electronic Administration (E-governement)

External responsibilities

Administrator of the sprl Loth-Info;
Administrator of  HENALLUX;
Associate member of the non-profit organisation Cetic (;
Deputy Director of the Infopole Cluster TIC (;
Member of the IOC Club Wallonia/Brussels;
Visiting Professor at the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (University of Quebec) in Montre


Civil Engineer in Construction
Civil Engineer in Computer Science
Doctor of Computer Science

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Namur

Award Date: 30 Jun 1990

Master of Engineering, Ingénieur Civil en Construction , University of Damascus

Master of Engineering, Ingénieur en Informatique , Université Catholique de Louvain


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