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Dr.Atia Hussain Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Taxation

Research Interests:

  • Accounting, Taxation, Audit


PhD (Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany) Master International Business (Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany)
Dr. Atia Hussain has international experience of 11 years working in three regions including Europe, Asia and Middle East. She has 4 years’ experience of working in academics and around 7 years in Consulting. Before joining the University of Sharjah, she was working as Global Trade Manager at EY consulting firm Dubai. She has led and managed more than 300 projects in this region to serve multinational and local companies in the field of taxation.
Dr. Atia Hussain is part of the Department of Accounting at the University of Sharjah. She is delivering lectures to the undergraduate and graduate students in the area of Internal Audit, Taxation and Zakat, Advanced Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Regulations. She will be heading the chair of Students Affairs, Advising and Training committee. As part of this committee, she aims to invite multiple guest speakers from the industry/consulting firms at the University. This will help the department and University students to proactively grasp the practical aspects and challenges faced by the industry experts in specific areas including but not limited to accounting, auditing and taxation. Also, Dr. Hussain envisages to create and liaison a bridge between academics and industry by utilizing and maximizing the strengths of our students for the potential internship and employment opportunities in the industry/consulting.
Certified Customs Expert (Dubai Trade) Certified Trade and Logistics Professional (Dubai Trade) Customs practices from Foreign Trade Academy GmbH (AWA) Münster, Germany
Consulting: over 300 multiple practical projects in the field of taxation Academics: in process
Hussain, Atia. (2019) Current Customs duty issues in the GCC and Practical Challenges Global Business Research Journal, Conference Zurich, Switzerland Hussain, Atia. (2019) Greater Arab Free Trade Agreements and Practical Challenges; 9th International Conference on Modern Research in Management, Economics and Accounting, Athens, Greece Hussain, Atia. (2016) Protection of legitimate expectations in customs procedures in tax law in research & practice, Band 134, Publisher Dr. Kovac Hamburg, Germany
2005-2008: Multiple projects at BBA and MBA level 2021: in progress (to be determined)
EY MENA Shukran Award for best performance in the category “Client” Gold Medalist at graduation level Merit scholarship holder for studies at Germany
Consulting services with special focus on taxation.
“To contribute in the society and in the lives of our future leaders (“Students”) by providing effective and up to date input with the help of modern teaching techniques, innovation, technology, practical aspects and by liaising a bridge between academics and industry/consulting.”
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