920 delegates to convene for Going Global
Dubai, February 12, 2013
Seventy delegates from the UAE will join more than 850 of the world’s leaders in education to attend the British Council’s Going Global conference, which is being held next month in Dubai.
The conference, which will take place from March 4 to 6, is being held in the Middle East for the first time, and is part of the British Council’s prestigious annual ‘Going Global’ series, a statement from the Council said.
The conference is presented in the UAE under the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research who will open the conference with UK’s Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts.
This year’s theme is ‘Global Education: Knowledge-Based Economies for 21st Century Nations’. Registration for the event is open until February 15.
Leaders from over 70 countries will be in attendance, including twelve Ministers or former ministers, 58 Vice Chancellors or Pro-Vice Chancellors, and 263 directors or rectors from the world’s leading educational foundations and organisations.
The conference will also offer a chance for a specific look at higher education in Mena, particularly looking at partnerships and the co-creation of knowledge, encouraging enterprise-in-education and quality assurance in the region.
Peter Clack, head of education, British Council Mena, said: “We are delighted that so many UAE delegates will be joining us at the conference in Dubai. It is testament to the importance placed on higher education in the UAE.”
“We are expecting more than 220 delegates from the Mena region in total and we look forward to their contribution to the conference. We are sure that the mingling of so many of the region’s best higher education minds will provoke many fruitful discussions,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service