UAE e-Varsity eyes Jordan tie-ups
Dubai, January 9, 2012
A delegation from UAE’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) visited Jordan to discuss collaboration among major educational institutions with aims to develop e-learning methodologies and distance learning.
Dr Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of HBMeU, led the delegation that included Professor Nabil Baydoun, Learners & Enterprise Development assistant chancellor, Dr Raed Awdeh, Knowledge & Technology Development, director, and Nadia Amanallah Kamali, Marketing and Communication director.
The team visited the University of Jordan, one of the most prestigious and oldest universities in Jordan that was founded 50 years ago, and met Dr Adel Tweisi, the president of the university.
They shared the history and achievements of the university over the past half century, particularly in the development of research, scientific and cultural projects.
They also discussed the efforts of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e University (HBMeU) in organizing conferences, and hosting experts in the field of scientific research in the Middle East and across the world to spread knowledge, share innovations, scientific researches and new ideas.
The delegation also visited the Hashemite University and met Dr Abdul-Karim Bani Hani, acting university president.
They discussed the role of universities in achieving excellence and leadership at the national, regional and global levels, in the fields of education and scientific research, which contribute in building a new generation of citizens who are capable of keeping pace with the rapid changes that are happening in the 21st century, as well as building a strong national economy that enables future generations to achieve excellence and strong leadership.
The delegation visited the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and met with Dr Mustafa Al Adwan, secretary general of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan.
They discussed ways to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of online education and how to empower Arab communities to keep pace with the latest advances in technology. They also reviewed teaching methodologies and strategies that are in tune with the rapid developments taking place within the regional and global academic community.
The delegation also met Dr Mashoor Al-Rifai, vice president for Academic Affairs at Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
The meeting highlighted the UAE’s achievements in the field of technology, and HBMeU’s role in the spread of the e-learning culture in the region.
The delegation concluded its visit to Jordan by signing a MoU with the Jordanian Canadian College in a bid to strengthen cooperation in the field of academic education and the dissemination of e-culture.
The parties also agreed to exchange knowledge on scientific and cognitive development, thereby invest in human resources, with the aim to improve the educational experiences of Jordanian students who want to enroll in academic programmes and to provide services for them in line with best practices and international standards.
“This visit marks the beginning of effective partnerships and constructive cooperation with the most prestigious educational institutions in Jordan,” said Dr Al Awar.
“The university is committed to provide all the resources, expertise and capabilities available to improve e-learning and advance it to new levels of excellence and quality, in line with the university’s philosophy of teaching based on the concept of lifelong learning, which in turn allows more flexibility to provide education for all according to the highest standards of efficiency and credibility,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service