HBMeU plans annual congress
Dubai, January 19, 2011
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), a leader in the field of e-Learning and quality management, will hold its Annual Congress 2011 from January 31 to February 3 in Dubai.
The congress is being organised under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and president of HBMeU, at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.
At a press conference held today at the university premises in Dubai International Academic City, HBMeU officials revealed that the congress will, for the first time, witness a series of roundtable meetings under the theme ‘Policy and Strategy’.
The sessions will discuss topics including: “Securing the future of education through online learning in the Arab World”; “Spreading a quality culture to enhance competitiveness in the Arab World – ‘Policies, strategies and the way forward’; and “Crafting a policy agenda for health and environmental issues in the Arab World.” At the end of the roundtable meetings, a comprehensive report will be prepared outlining the outcome and recommendations.
Professor Farouk El Baz, research professor and director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University in the US, and adjunct professor of geology at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University in Egypt, will be the main keynote speaker of the congress.
The Annual Congress 2011 is organised with the theme 'Being at the Leading Edge – How to give Quest for Excellence a New Meaning', featuring an international gathering of thinkers, researchers, experts, gurus and practitioners who will present novel ideas and concepts, demonstrate how original research is supported by evidence-based arguments, share new concepts and illustrate best practice applications in various sectors of the economy.
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of HBMeU, said: "The congress is a very important step in our efforts to cultivate a culture of learning and knowledge in the Middle East and to encourage scientific interaction among the region's scientists, researchers, and renowned experts in the field of e-Learning, e-Health, and Quality. The event likewise serves as a platform to recognise the scientific excellence in the Arab World, which is why we are proud to organise a ceremony that would honour the accomplishments of the distinguished Research Professor Farouk El Baz."
The concurrent conferences that will be held under the umbrella of the Annual Congress 2011 are the 5th Quality Conference in the Middle East, the 4th Conference on e-Learning Excellence in the Middle East, and the 3rd e-Health Conference in the Middle East. The Annual Congress will also host the Virtual Executive Club's (VEC) annual event along with the VEC's 2011 Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award ceremony. – TradeArabia News Service