World-class research supervised by local, international professors to support the UAE Vision 2021
UAE, September 15, 2013 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has officially launched the UAE’s first doctoral programs in Management – Total Quality Management, e-Education – Educational Leadership, Health and Environmental Studies – Healthcare Management for the new 2013-2014 academic year. The three new programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, and represent a major step forward in the efforts to encourage modern scientific research, disseminate knowledge to address the needs of the regional labor market and advance academic and intellectual achievements, particularly as they are closely linked to issues of social and economic development in the UAE and the Arab world.
HBMeU has employed highly qualified and experienced local and international academic supervisors to ensure that these programs match the highest quality standards in the provision of educational courses. The first batch of learners from different nationalities were accepted for the doctoral programs after undergoing a series of assessment tests that included oral and written tests, as well as personal interviews with each learner. The objectives of the new doctoral programs contribute to achieving the goals of the UAE Vision 2021 as they tackle a number of issues such as “The challenges of unemployment among UAE nationals from a practical point of view”, “The theory of effective national programs for achieving government excellence”, “Measuring the quality of knowledge in government institutions in the UAE”, “Intelligent application of IT”, “Towards world-class health care management in the UAE”, and “Attitudes towards technical and vocational education: incentives and obstacles”.
“As per the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMeU, our vision is based on encouraging scientific research and the dissemination of a culture of quality and excellence in e-Learning across the Arab world through three of our schools; the e-School of Business and Quality Management, e-School of Health and Environmental Studies and School of e-Learning. HBMeU is keen to adopt integrated strategies and advanced academic policies that would support UAE’s 2021 Vision of transforming the UAE into one of the best countries in the world by 2021. There is no doubt that the doctoral dissertations due to be submitted by learners and researchers will have a positive impact on providing effective practical solutions based on the methods of scientific research to serve the strategic objectives and ambitious aspirations of our wise leadership,” said Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor.
HBMeU has already established fruitful partnerships with several well-known institutions to enrich its academic and professional programs. Consolidating these partnerships under the global consortium will ensure that HBMeU’s Ph.D. program will prove hugely successful in terms of academic quality and effectively serve the research needs of the Arab world.
HBMeU is the first e-learning institute in the Arab World that was established with the vision to develop a new learning process through the implementation of learning practices characterised by flexibility, quality and diversity to strengthen self-leadership among learners and prepare them socially and academically for a future career through integration in the job market. HBMeU’s philosophy is based on vital methods that have been developed through extensive research and development by specialists from all over the world. These methods include offering high quality programs, supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning, promoting the freedom of information, reinforcing the culture of excellence and innovation and providing education for everyone in line with the highest standards of comprehensiveness and credibility. The university, which is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, seeks to constantly identify knowledge needs, support research and development programs and create an outstanding environment for e-learning.