Emirates College for Management & Information to discuss importance of education in UAE at Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016.

To review education sector’s role in country’s efforts towards sustainable & comprehensive growth
UAE, November 30, 2016 –The Emirates College of Management & Information (ECMIT), a leading private higher educational institution based in Dubai, has confirmed its participation in the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016, the annual event for education, scientific research and business, to be held under the theme ‘Investment in Science and Education: Investing in the Future’ on December 20, 2016 in Oxford, the UK. Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT will head the delegation representing the institution at the Summit.

Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT.

During the event, Prof. Al-Alusi will throw the spotlight on the most prominent features that have led to the growth and development in the UAE’s education sector. He will also review the role of the education sector in supporting the sustainable and comprehensive progress of the country, with a particular focus on the most important initiatives and achievements in its ambitious pursuit to be one of the leading regional and international educational centers. In addition, the ECMIT delegation will highlight the major investment and key features of the local educational infrastructure such as the development policies and innovative actions taken by the UAE in order to promote the domestic education sector.
Dr. Al-Alusi said: “The UAE has come a long way in the Higher Education and Scientific Research field in the light of the dynamic changes witnessed by this sector in the recent years to become a fundamental pillar of the national economy. The sector has further fueled the overall social and economic development to contribute in enhancing the country’s position as a leading global destination for science and education. The education sector has a special priority in the UAE as it is an integral part in the process of transition to an economy that is based on knowledge and innovation. Moreover, it is driven by a number of ambitious initiatives and policies that reflect the approach of excellence, leadership and innovation adopted by the country’s visionary leadership.”
Al-Alusi added: “Our participation in the Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 complements our relentless commitment to actively participate in international events and forums to share knowledge and the best international experiences and practices in the field of higher education. We look forward to our presence in this year’s edition of the flagship event, which provides a platform to highlight the UAE’s most prominent educational components and review its pivotal role in shaping the future of the education sector in the region and the world. The event will also discuss the features of the strategic plan adopted by the ECMIT, which is specially designed to suit the ambitious objectives of the UAE Vision 2021 aimed at making the country one of the world’s best at all levels”.
The Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 will witness the participation of a wide group of decision makers, education leaders, scientists, and representatives of academic institutions, universities and specialized companies from more than 50 countries around the world. Organized by the European Business Association in Oxford, the session will identify the most important issues and aspects in the areas of education and scientific research. The Oxford Summit of Leaders 2016 will discuss the latest developments and emerging trends on integrating education, business and science sectors, in addition to highlighting the best practices and cutting-edge tools in the field of learning management.
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Also attached is an image of Prof. AbdulSattar A. Al-Alusi, President and CEO of the ECMIT.


TRA announces academic membership of Ajman University of Science and Technology to International Telecommunication Union.

UAE, August 3, 2016 –The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed that Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST) has been granted academic membership into the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies. The move is hailed as a key step forward that complement AUST’s scientific and academic roadmap towards development while also helping national efforts in consolidating the UAE’s credentials in the ITU.

Earlier, the TRA encouraged AUST to join the ranks of other academic members of the ITU, a move that reflects the TRA’s policy and the UAE’s vision to support and convince all academic institutions, universities and colleges to be part of the ITU with the aim of making good use of several advantages offered by the union and benefit from its membership to the hilt, especially in the light of the rapid development witnessed by the world in digital technology.
The ITU membership will help the university in enhancing its academic levels through being acquainted with the latest developments, techniques and practices in the domain of the telecommunications and information technology industry and keeping up with the emergence of technological advancements in this sector. In addition to capitalizing from studies and mega world projects carried out by the ITU, which includes a large number of designed technical researches, that are conducted by committees, experienced and specialized working teams in various areas either in radio communications or standardization or development.
TRA lauded the great step taken by Ajman University of Science & Technology and its efforts to develop a scientific and academic roadmap that looks towards improving the capabilities and competencies of local human resources as well as assuming its academic role in enabling students to lead the future and developing a generation that is able to match with major developments in the telecommunications and information technology sector. AUST’s efforts is expected to play a key role in bolstering the status of the UAE and its leadership at the global level, while also highlighting the academic sector as a main partner in supporting the process of development and evolution.
In addition, the TRA also expressed its keenness in strengthening ties with all educational and academic institutions in the UAE—urging other schools and universities to join the ITU and benefit from researches and specialized studies, particularly in the field of telecommunications and information technology, in an attempt to pave the way for students who are specialized in this area and to benefit from training courses and activities organized by the Union. The ITU organizes a wide range of workshops that are facilitated by international experts and are aimed at implementing the recommendations of the telecommunications sector to fortify the country’s credentials at the regional and international events and help in fully developing the digital economy network in the UAE.
By AUST’s ITU membership, university students now will be able to take advantage of key opportunities offered by the ITU, especially with regards to training courses in the domain of radio communications and the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA), as well as the direct communication with international experts and researchers from more than 100 universities and research centers that are also members of the ITU.
The cooperation will serve the university at all levels and open new horizons that could contribute to developing the university’s academic level; keeping pace with the changes in the digital technology world and qualifying talented and skilled students in leading the future and building the community.
AUST’s entry into the union follows after the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) announcement of academic membership in the ITU earlier this year, making good use of its membership to enhance its academic’s path and foster global partnerships that can back its vision in the field of applied education as well as focusing on specializations that meet with the labor market’s requirements and the state’s development plans.
Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi has also received an invitation to join the ITU, which was issued in recognition of the quality of its research outputs. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, ITU recently visited the university in March and toured the university’s Innovation Center, ‘Eptic.’ During the tour, he met with researchers who briefed him on projects to improve the fiber optic network, big data and the security of cloud computing networks. The ITU official also visited a research center for processing and analyzing visual signals and the Khalifa University Robotics Institute (KURI) in addition to meeting with students and researchers who briefed him on their research projects.
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About the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established to help further develop the telecommunications and information technology industries and support efforts aimed towards creating a knowledge-based economy in the country. The authority focuses on strengthening the development of the telecommunications and information technology sector, which are important drivers for social and economic growth and one of the main pillars of UAE Vision 2021.

TRA is responsible for supporting the telecommunications and information technology sector through the enforcement of a regulatory framework that stimulates healthy competition; maintains the rights of the beneficiaries; improves readiness of e-services; encourages investment, innovation and development and develops human capital. For more information, please visit: www.tra.gov.ae.


UAE University signs memorandum of understanding with Supreme Legislation Committee.

To uphold rule of law in building society
UAE, April 4, 2016 – The UAE University (UAEU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC) to promote a joint action to uphold the role of the law in creating an integrated society based on mutual knowledge.

Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi is the Vice Chancellor of the UAE University, and H.E. Ahmad bin Meshar, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee.

The two sides emphasized the concerted efforts to keep pace with ongoing developments as they have a positive impact on legal, research and academic works in the UAE. The MoU was signed by Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi is the Vice Chancellor of the UAE University, and H.E. Ahmad bin Meshar, Secretary General of the Supreme Legislation Committee, in the presence of a number of officials from both sides.

Dr. Al Noaimi stated that the UAEU has a major role in the development and prosperity of the UAE. It is constantly working to enhance the capacities of scientific research and innovation in areas of national and regional importance through partnerships with various community organizations. This reinforces the UAEU’s leading role in effectively contributing to the development of innovative solutions for addressing challenges to the society, which is reflected in the number of agreements and MoUs signed with various institutions of the UAE.
The Vice Chancellor added that the cooperation lays a solid foundation for building a fruitful partnership that will make a valuable contribution in terms of the development of the legislative system. The aim is to improve the level of legal training for preparing a generation of professional talents that are capable of leading the process of legal excellence in the UAE. He pointed out that the UAEU is confident that the new partnership will be an important addition to its continuous efforts to achieve a distinguished status in international research by providing the community with scientific studies and research concerned with emerging issues related to local and international legislation and laws.
H.E. Ahmad bin Meshar emphasized the importance of this strategic partnership in strengthening cooperation, communication and coordination between the Supreme Legislation Committee and the UAE University to serve the public interest at the federal and local levels. He pointed out that the agreement is an important qualitative addition to the vast network of strong relations between the Committee and prominent local, regional and international bodies concerned with legal and legislative affairs. He further said that the new MoU is focused on innovation, enriching knowledge and encouraging optimal investment in training and serious research which is a fundamental pillar for the development of the legislative process in line with the continuous development witnessed by the UAE at all levels.
“We are delighted to cooperate with a prestigious academic institution such as the UAE University, which shares our vision of enriching and transferring legal knowledge and stimulating innovation, creativity and excellence in legislative and legal work. We are upbeat about our new partnership which will be a major boost for our tireless endeavors to create an integrated legislative system. This new system will support sustainable development plans, embodying the vision of our wise leadership to attain a leading position in the world,” H.E. Bin Meshar added.

The two parties revealed their plans to open new channels for the exchange of ideas, proposals, and creative and innovative programs to serve the goals centered on strengthening the legislative and legal infrastructure. In addition, they will work to effectively contribute in fulfilling the objectives of the National Innovation Strategy to make the UAE one of the world’s most innovative countries over the next few years. Believing in the importance of integration in the process of elevating legal and research performance levels, the two parties agreed to cooperate in the field of legal training with a focus on providing the students of the UAEU’s Faculty of Law with the best relevant training programs in drafting legislation as well as preparing and disseminating specialized legal researches.