E-University wins Dubai Customs award
Dubai, May 7, 2011
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), a leader in the field of e-Learning, recently won the first place in the Dubai Customs International Property Day (IPR) Award competition.
HBMeU was awarded the first place in recognition of its project titled "Intellectual Property, a nation's fortune and minds' wealth", which focuses on launching a new website for intellectual property rights and also covers the inclusion of articles by IPR specialists, brochures, and illustrations about IPR issues.
The project also includes organising of educational and promotional tours targeting IPR protection, awareness-raising campaigns, and internal and external educational workshops in coordination with concerned corporations.
"We would like to reaffirm our commitment to work with different competent authorities to encourage innovation and ensure protection of intellectual property within the scientific research and academic communities,” said Dr Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of HBMeU.
"Intellectual property has become one of the most important issues today as it represents human creativity.”
“There is a pressing need to protect intellectual property rights given its vital role in supporting our knowledge-based economy and enhancing economic, social, technological, and cultural development,” he added.
Dr Al Awar continued: “As part of our vision to promote a culture of creativity and innovation within the education sector, we were keen to participate in this contest by offering a creative project that introduced a complete mechanism covering all educational, legal, and proactive measures needed to combat piracy and IPR infringement in the Arab world.”
“The project also features many proposals including the launch of a new independent TV channel dedicated to IPR issues and innovation, as well as organising world-class conferences and presenting awards to creative Arab minds for their hard work," he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service