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Category: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)
In support of UNESCO’s efforts to
advance education and human development in the African continent
UAE, April 20, 2020 – In line with its continuing commitment to make a quality focused shift in education and to leverage its unique experience and expertise in smart education, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently took part in a special virtual seminar (webinar) attended by some of the most prominent international educational organizations and institutions. The virtual meeting was held to discuss moves on how to further enhance the constructive contributions of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in support of promoting education in the African continent.
The seminar, proved to be both timely and
strategic, as it comes during the sudden emergence of the coronavirus
(COVID-19), posing great challenges to education, especially in Africa, which
lacks advanced educational infrastructure. The seminar was held in partnership
with the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO
IITE), the UNESCO Nairobi Office (Regional Office for East Africa), and the
UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (UNESCO IICBA),
amidst consensus on the importance of exploring new horizons for implementing
joint projects that serves the aspirations of providing quality education in
Africa to qualify new generations capable of investing their potential in
building a better, safer and more prosperous future.
Dr. Mansoor Al
Awar: ‘We will unite efforts to align education with global sustainable
showcases pioneering experience in integrating advanced technologies into
Cairo, Egypt, April 13th, 2019 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) joined the recently concluded ‘First Global Forum for Higher Education and Scientific Research’ in Cairo, Egypt. It was the first university in the GCC region to attend the event held under the patronage of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who graced the international conference. The high-level participants tackled the current and future status of higher education and scientific research in relation to innovation, technology, and knowledge. During the forum, HBMSU Chancellor Dr. Mansoor Al Awar showcased the university’s pioneering features and experiences as one of the top regional and international higher education institutions. Dr. Al Awar also highlighted HBMSU’s leading role in changing the face of traditional education by focusing on innovation, creativity, scientific research, and modern technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, Internet of Things, and other next-generations tools.
his presentation titled ‘The Future of Higher Education,’ Dr. Al Awar discussed
HBMSU’s unique international model in re-shaping the future of higher education
through the adoption of a smart education approach. The university was the
first higher educational institution in the UAE to integrate advanced technologies
into its learning system. HBMSU, for example, has adopted the approach of games
in learning as well as launched the school of Artificial Intelligence to nurture,
develop, and enhance the skills of its learners according to the country’s vision
for the future. The UAE was the first to utilize AI and make the shift to knowledge
economy under the guidance of its wise leaders, who believe in the importance
of harnessing the full power of technological innovations to push forward the
country’s socio-economic development agenda and national progress.