Dubai egovt hosts Swiss students
Dubai, June 2, 2011
Dubai eGovernment Department recently hosted a student delegation from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) University, Switzerland, one of the world’s most distinguished technology universities.
Led by Prof Philipp Mueller, the delegation included senior manager Marianne Tremblay, and a group of Executive Masters students in eGovernance.
The visit, which was part of the students’ training program and was organised in collaboration with the university’s research centre in Ras Al Khaimah, was conducted to support the research activities of the students under the course “ICT, Public Sector Reform, and eGovernance in the Middle East”.
The delegation was received by Ahmed Bin Humaidan, director general of Dubai eGovernment, accompanied by department directors and employees.
During the visit, a presentation was conducted on Dubai eGovernment in promoting the “e-Transformation” of Dubai, laying the foundations of an integrated knowledge-based digital community in line with the inspired vision of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.
The students also attended a presentation by the department’s directors, during which Huda Al Hashimi, director of systems development and acting director of government resources planning systems, showed how government departments are integrated using GRP systems, which help government departments conduct effective management of their primary resources and facilitate commercial transactions with the government. – TradeArabia News Service