Dr Rami Zaatari

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Economic & Social History)


I was born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, where my fascination with economics and sustaibability began. After completing my undergraduate degree in Economics, Banking, and Finance at the University of Aleppo, I pursued an MSc in Economics at the same institution. My passion for global economy and climate change led me to undertake an MSc in Global Economy and a PhD in Green Economy at the University of Glasgow.

My doctoral research focused on Morocco's green economy model, which aimed to address the country's development challenges while also meeting its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). By analyzing time-series data and conducting in-depth interviews with key stakeholders in the energy sector, I evaluated Morocco's progress towards achieving its green economy targets. My research offers a new perspective on Morocco's green economy approach and its implementation. To find out more, visit: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/83070/

Since 2008, I have worked for various United Nations agencies in Syria and Lebanon, and Local Governments in Scotland. I serve as the Regional Economic Projects Manager for the Glasgow City Region Project Management Office, based at the Glasgow City Council. In this role, I am responsible for driving the development and delivery of several key regional economic development programs and projects, including the region-wide Vacant and Derelict Land Programme, the Regional Capital Investment Programme, and the Future Skills Programme.

I am a Tutor and Guest Lecturer in MSc Global Economy and Economic & Social History at the College of Social Sciences.

I am humbled to have been nominated for the prestigious Student Teaching Award 2023 at the University of Glasgow. This nomination is a recognition of my dedication to providing outstanding teaching that inspires and motivates my students. Additionally, I am proud to have been the winner of the [X]ceptional: COP26 Challenge, which recognized my creative engagement with the critical global issue of climate change. This award is a testament to my academic ability and social commitment to addressing some of the key global challenges of our times. 


Research interests

  • Green Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Climate Change
  • Energy Transition
  • Decarbonisation of Economies
  • Renewable Energy
  • Offshore Wind
  • Vacant & Derelict Land
  • Economic Development
  • Supply Chain
  • Future Skills



Additional information

Economic and Social History, Lilybank House, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RT


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