HBMeU professor receives top award
Dubai, May 4, 2013
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), has announced that professor Mohamed Zairi, has been recently awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Global Quality recognition medal by the Australian Organisation for Quality (AOQ).
Zairi, who is professor of growth & corporate strategy, and assistant chancellor at HBMeU, won the award after it was unanimously approved by national chairman of the AOQ Shan Rupral JM and the entire board of the AOQ NSW, a statement from the university said.
Dr Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor, said: “The award validates the enormous contributions of professor Zairi towards promoting global quality. Moreover, this distinction also reflects HMBeU’s strong focus on quality and excellence as cornerstones of our mission to cultivate a culture of e-Learning and quality management in the Arab region.”
“HBMeU will continue to focus on developing e-Learning programmes that add value to the professional development of learners in the Arab world, while setting new quality benchmarks in the global academic community,” he said.
The university is the first e-learning institute in the Arab World that was established with the vision to develop a new learning process through the implementation of learning practices characterised by flexibility, quality and diversity to strengthen self-leadership among learners and prepare them socially and academically for a future career through integration in the job market.
HBMeU’s philosophy is based on vital methods that have been developed through extensive research and development by specialists from all over the world, the statement said. These methods include offering high-quality programmes, supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning, promoting freedom of information, reinforcing the culture of excellence and innovation, and providing education for everyone in line with the highest standards of comprehensiveness and credibility.
The university, which is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, seeks to constantly identify knowledge needs, support research and development programmes and create an outstanding environment for e-learning. – TradeArabia News Service