Under the patronage and in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University celebrates graduation of 396 learners of undergraduate and postgraduate programs
♦ Mansoor Al Awar: “We are proud to launch unprecedented initiatives to reshape the future of higher education in the world.”
♦ ‘Zayed Cyber Palm for Education’ inspired by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed’s vision to make the university a solid foundation for the universities and institutions of the future in the occasion of ‘2018 The Year of Zayed’
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UAE, 23 January 2018 – Under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, the University celebrated the graduation of the seventh and eighth batch of learners from the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School of Business & Quality Management, School of e-Education and School of Health and Environmental Studies. A total of 396 graduates attended the graduation ceremony at the Dubai World Trade Center, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of HBMSU’s Board of Governors, and members of the Board of Governors, and Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of HBMSU as well as faculty and administrative officials, parents of graduates and learners.
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Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2016 – Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), welcomed a delegation from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) led by its Chancellor, Mr. John Dornbusch, to share the history, achievements and visions of their respective institutions and discuss cooperative ventures in key areas of mutual interest.
For almost 50 years, USQ has built a wide presence across Asia and established itself as a renowned global university. Dornbusch commended Dr. Mansoor on HBMSU’s major achievements and exchanged information on the activities, history, plans, programs and successes of their organizations. The Chancellors touched on several promising areas of collaboration, including faculty and learner exchanges, research, joint programs and awards, and supervision of doctoral candidates, among others.
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Analysis of leading countries points to defining features of world-class apprenticeships with lessons for the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29th 2016 – A new report has been released in the Middle East from the University of Derby, supported by Pearson, which looks at some of the world’s most heralded apprenticeship systems. The report is particularly useful for the Middle East, where many countries, such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, look to vocational education as a means through which economic diversification and reduced economic reliance on oil can be achieved.
The report’s main author, Dr Ruth Mieschbuehler, interviewed some of the world’s leading apprenticeship reformers in countries such as Germany, Denmark, Australia and the Netherlands. The following characteristics are identified in the report as being particularly important for a strong apprenticeship system:
- extended apprenticeships of between three to four years;
- broad and in-depth scientific and industrial skills and knowledge;
- the presence of a ‘master’ in the company to train an apprentice;
- high-quality knowledge-based education and training;
- recognition through an occupational title on completion of the training;
- apprentices to acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively in an occupation;
- apprentices to become skilled workers in an occupational area with a critical and creative approach; and
- progression routes into employment as well as into further education and training.
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