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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.
The learning centre aims to provide a wider range of services to existing students and prospective students in and around the Pretoria area. Students will have access to additional service offerings such as early registrations; face-to-face academic interactions and larger lecture venues.
MANCOSA invited current DBA student Mr. Mandla Zembe; Head of Protection Services at Anglo American; as the keynote speaker to the event. Mr. Zembe’s address centred on the Honoris United Universities theme; “Education for Impact”; which he summed up accurately in his introductory paragraph; “There’s a difference between a person with qualifications and an educated person. An educated person behaves differently to a qualified person because an educated person brings value and change into a situation and seeks to learn more whilst a qualified person knows
only what he/she has been taught and behaves as such.”
Honoris United Universities announces the opening of iLeadLAB – a specialist ‘Employability Unit’ within its member institution, REGENT Business School, one of the leading providers of business and management education in South Africa.
The new unit has been developed in response to the accelerated pace of technological transformation and global labour market disruption. With a focus on developing individuals with strong inter-and-intra personal skills, iLeadLAB empowers participants with the core competencies needed to build a dynamic career in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Honoris United Universities, announces that Tunisia’s leading health sciences education Group, and its three schools – SUPSAT Tunis, UPSAT Sousse and UPSAT Sfax – joining its network. This coincides with the official opening of Honoris’ cutting edge purpose-built Medical Simulation Centre in the heart of Tunis.
CEO ofHonoris United Universities, Tunisia, Houbeb Ajmi Ramdi, said, “This centre will be a reference point for global standard medical simulation and a first-choice destination for the health industry in our region. It delivers unique access to a depth and breadth of cutting-edge simulation services that have not been available before on a pan-regional level. This is an extremely important moment for Honoris health sciences students and the wider medical community.”
Honoris United Universities has acquired École d’Architecture de Casablanca (EAC) in Morocco, a development that builds on the vision and breadth of its distinctive program offerings and employability focus. This acquisition marks another key milestone in the expansion of Honoris as earlier this year the network also partnered with EMSI, the largest private higher education institution in Morocco. For more than 32 years, EMSI has been a pioneer in the country and region, serving as an innovation center as well as a reference in engineering education. Alongside Universite Mundiapolis, a multi-disciplinary university in Morocco known for its employability mission, this engagement firmly reinforces Honoris’ position as an educational leader in Morocco and in Francophone Africa.
The 2nd Women In Africa Summit (WIA) Initiative in Marrakech recognizing the contributions of women and their strong presence in the largest sectors of the African economy.
At the closing session of this Summit, under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI and organized under the theme “Looking Africa with confidence, believing in one’s talents”, participants called for the sharing of power between women and men in Africa, highlighting the importance of women’s vital role in the continent’s economy.