UNESCO General Conference in Paris

Mansoor Al Awar presents report for UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education during UNESCO General Conference in Paris
UAE, November 7, 2017 – Dr Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), recently participated in several meetings at the UNESCO General Conference in Paris and presented his report on the UNESCO IITE including ‘Policy Advocacy and Technical Assistance,’ ‘Teacher Professional Development’, ‘Open Education Resources and Digital Pedagogy,’ as well as ‘National Capacity Building for ICT in Health and Wellbeing Education’. 
 
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE)

Al Awar highlighted the activities of the IITE Governing Board, including networking and strategic partnerships as well as challenges and lessons learned. He also emphasized the ongoing efforts to support UNESCO’s initiatives in realizing education’s goals up to 2030 to provide a fair and inclusive education and promote the lifelong learning opportunities for all. On the sidelines of the meetings, Dr. Al Awar also took part in a meeting with H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education for the UAE and Minister of Education of Switzerland, which addressed common issues and shared interests in education.


GETEX Autumn 2017

GETEX Autumn 2017 opens doors to more than 5,000 learners keen to take up higher education 
 
Leading education event throws spotlight on occupational & industrial skills, continuing education & professional development
 
November 1, 2017 – Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) Autumn Edition 2017, the latest edition of the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, has opened today (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) at Hall 5 of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to help more than 5,000 learners around the region find the right educational choice from over 600 courses.

 

The region’s most trusted event for higher education features a wide variety of study streams from over 50 regional and international universities located in eight countries, which are set to open their admissions between November 2017 and April 2018. The courses are focused on occupational and industrial skills, continuing education courses and other professional development offerings.
 
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, IC&E and organizer of GETEX, said: “We are excited to present to students and parents the range of new courses and career options they can choose from in this year’s Autumn Edition of GETEX. Universities are here to address student’s concerns and present their course options to learners aspiring to study further. Admissions officers and education counselors are ready to offer them career guidance on the appropriate program, including advice on scholarship opportunities.”
 
For more information, please visit: http://www.mygetex.com/


HBMSU meets with Fujairah University

HBMSU meets with Fujairah University to discuss smart learning
UAE, October 4, 2017 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Chancellor Dr. Mansoor Al Awar received Prof. Dr. Mohammed Gharseldin, Chancellor of Fujairah University, and his delegates who recently paid the HBMSU a visit to gain insights into its fundamental smart learning initiatives. The visit formed part of Fujairah University’s efforts to build a smart learning environment and learn from HBMSU’s relevant experiences, including but not limited to technology, pedagogy, expansion of library facilities, and research activities. 
 
 
The meeting was also a follow-up on their previous collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the quality of learning in the country to help make the current and future generations globally competitive according to UAE Vision 2021. During the visit, both parties shared key overviews of their respective institution. Dr. Al Awar also took the opportunity to invite the delegates to be part of the upcoming Innovation Arabia 11 conference.
 
 


‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ campaigns

Abu Dhabi Education Council awards winners of Event attended by senior officials, winners & participants & their parents
Abu Dhabi, May 16th 2017- The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) recently concluded its extracurricular activities for the academic year 2016-2017, following the completion of a series of contests and competitions under its ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ campaigns.
The initiative falls in line with the Council’s continuous effort and commitment to encourage students to participate in various scientific, cultural, artistic and sport activities with the aim to adopt and develop new talents as well as build their competitiveness and excellence.
The ceremony was held in the presence of many senior officials and was attended by winning students, participants and their parents.
During the event, the participating students were commended for showcasing their cultural and artistic talents and excelling in sports. Gold, silver, and bronze medals along with other prizes were given for the first, second and third places, respectively.
The ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ initiative attracted the participation of 75 per cent of ADEC students, giving a tremendous boost to the local education system and developing talents according to the highest international standards and practices. The contests established a spirit of competitiveness and excellence among students in various fields, including science, sports, art and culture. On the other hand, the ‘Creative Program’ is an ideal platform to discover the promising talents that can compete in international events. The program has registered 2593 participants from the school year 2016-2017, with an increase of 1503 students compared to last year; 20 per cent of which are from scientific programs, while the art and music programs attracted 30 per cent of students.

 

Abu Dhabi Region
H.E. Mohammed Salem Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of School Operations, ADEC, expressed his delight in the increased participation of students in the ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ and ‘Creative Program’ initiative. He stated that it reflects a great momentum and a high capability to achieve leadership and excellence at the intellectual, scientific, cultural and athletic level. He also mentioned the remarkable success of this current edition of extracurricular activities in emphasizing social and national participation, enhancing the culture of innovation and excellence for the upcoming generation, and boosting the creative abilities in various sectors that will raise the UAE’s name across the world.
Mr. Al Dhahiri added: “The ‘Creative Program’ is an important milestone in the process of promoting leadership among students while improving their scientific and creative thinking. This is in line with ADEC’s strategic vision to develop the local education system and strengthen student competencies, while benefiting the local and international community.
“The ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ campaign reflects the central role of the program in spreading a culture of physical education to uphold the UAE’s position in regional and international sports events. These successes will help us develop the activities, initiatives and competitions aimed at unleashing creative capacities and skills of youth while providing them with knowledge and competencies with emphasis on social and cultural development in accordance to the strategic objectives of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.”
Al Ain Region
The selection of the winning schools was conducted for each educational seminar separately, based on the total score in accordance with the criteria set by the jury. The total number of selected schools were 18 each in Abu Dhabi, the Al Ain Region and the Al Dafrah Region. 


DuPont Middle East Highlights Importance of Workplace Safety

DuPont Middle East highlights importance of workplace safety to students of Khalifa University of Science & Technology – Petroleum Institute
Initiative aims to strengthen awareness on safety procedures and use of personal protective gear
May 02, 2017DuPont Middle East recently held a seminar on workplace safety for students of Petroleum Institute at the Sas Al Nakhl area. The initiative has been designed to raise awareness among students who will soon be pursuing a career in key industries such as oil, gas, mechanical, chemical and petrochemical, where safety risks are higher than in other sectors. The Petroleum Institute is part of the newly-established Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

 

As part of the company’s community outreach program, DuPont aims to educate future engineers on the importance of safety regulations to ensure the wellbeing of the workforce while also reducing hazards and risks at the workplace. DuPont has expressed its commitment in raising awareness among university students on established safety procedures and the proper use of specialized protective gears or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Karim Dirani, Marketing Communications Specialist at DuPont Protection Solutions, discussed common issues in workplace safety and explained the importance of always wearing the right PPEs. The team also conducted a demonstration of Thermo-Man®, the world’s most advanced life-sized thermal burn injury evaluation system. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art device has been used worldwide to test the flame resistance of work clothing materials produced by companies across various industries, including oil and gas, petrochemicals, chemicals, electricity, and fire-fighting services.
 
Dirani said: “Establishing a culture of safety and instilling the habit of protecting one’s self against known risks in the workplace takes a certain degree of awareness that should start even before students begin working as engineers and professionals. DuPont is fully committed to education as an important platform to build and hone the culture of safety and the university is the ideal setting for them to start understanding the value of workplace safety regulations. The seed of awareness has to start here and I fully appreciate the students of Petroleum Institute, for their high regard to this matter as they do with their future profession.”
 
Dr. Ali Al Mansoori, Executive Vice President for Academics at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, added: “We laud DuPont’s efforts to enlighten students on the various aspects of workplace safety and regulations – including the protective gears that can be used and how they are manufactured to protect them. This event definitely contributes to their knowledge and awareness of their future workplaces and what they must never forget as soon as they move on to their roles as professionals in their chosen field.”
 
 


ALHOSN University’s Business, MIS & Urban Planning Degree Programs receive full accreditation from Ministry of Higher Education

World-class education vital to pursuing successful careers
July 29, 2012
ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education, constantly emphasizes the importance of world-class education in ensuring fruitful careers amidst today’s highly competitive job markets. The university encourages students to make sure that the educational institutions they join are fully accredited at the Ministerial level and offer programs that complement current market needs.

ALHOSN’s own curricula are based on North American higher education models, with all academic programs accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Five programs recently received full accreditation: Business Administration, Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Urban Planning in addition to the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program. These form part of a wide range of ALHOSN programs in Business, Engineering, and Education that are drawing strong interest from prospective students and their parents who are also attracted to ALHOSN’s promise of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ and holistic approach to education.
“An education is not enough to secure a good career given today’s evolving business environments. Graduates from universities with solid, fully accredited and market-specific programs have the best chance to prosper professionally. Moreover, employers look for extra traits such as community awareness and patriotism from candidates. At ALHOSN we make sure that our wards receive world-class education and are sensitive to the conditions and needs of their respective communities. We believe that personal and professional development go hand-in-hand in molding a successful citizen,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University.
Named after Abu Dhabi’s historic ALHOSN Palace, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company in response to growing local demand for high-quality, value-based educational institutions. It currently offers 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN accepts students of all nationalities and also accommodates youths with special needs.
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About ALHOSN University:
ALHOSN University is a leading private university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education under the slogan “Global Knowledge with Local Vision.” The Abu Dhabi-based institution is owned and supported by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company and is fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
ALHOSN University manages accredited programs (12 undergraduate and 7 graduate) in three faculties, all of which were developed by top North American educational experts. Undergraduate academic degrees are offered as four-year programs and taught in English, except for the Arabic education component.
The University’s City Campus includes the Men’s Campus, the Women’s Campus, the Engineering Lab Building, the Library Building, and the Lectures Building, all located at the heart of Abu Dhabi. A main campus with world-class, state-of-the-art facilities will soon be constructed. ALHOSN is open to students from all nationalities.