Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University signs memorandum of understanding with Egypt …
(MENAFN-Mid-East.Info) Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SMART Company for Modern Education Services, owned and operated by the International Digital University (IDU) of Egypt. The partnership was formalized following a visit by a group of IDU delegates to HBMSU to explore prospects for cooperation in the development and improvement of academic, training and joint research programs.
HE Dr Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, as well as several officials of HBMSU, received the IDU delegation led by Professor Hossam Badrawi, co-owner of Smart Modern Educational Services, and Dr Reham Mohsen, CEO of Smart Education and Executive Director of the International Digital University.
During the meeting, the heads of the two institutions reviewed and formally approved the scope of the partnership as set out in the Memorandum of Understanding. This partnership represents the first of HBMSU’s partnerships with private sector institutions outside the UAE. The terms of the MoU cover areas related to joint academic and research work and professional development programs on the latest concepts in education and the best methodologies for skills development, training and scientific research. The two sides also agreed to further cooperation in the implementation of the “Professional Diploma – Customer Service Excellence – 7 Star Criteria” program in Egypt. It will be the first program of its kind to develop the capacities of employees in governments to improve their customer service skills.
HE Dr Mansoor Al Awar expressed his appreciation for the academic cooperation formed with the IDU, which demonstrates the confidence of various educational institutions in the role of HBMSU in advancing the digital transformation of Arab universities and in the lays the foundations for intelligent learning in the Region. He added that this partnership affirms the important achievements of the university in the field of training and qualification of human resources of a generation capable of advancing sustainable development.
Dr Al Awar further noted the role of the partnership in deepening the strong fraternal relations and historic ties between the UAE and Egypt and in expanding cooperation in the field of knowledge and development. education, while opening more channels for exchanging experiences in vocational and institutional training.
Al Awar added, “Our university has set its strategic goals for the next three years, and one of its main goals is to promote the digital transformation of Arab universities. Therefore, we will continue to share our pioneering experiences to reshape the future of education and establish an integrated education system that adopts the latest digital transformation to meet current needs. We continue to strengthen the adoption of hybrid and flexible education systems, innovation in knowledge and forecasting trends as an essential foundation for the dissemination of an educational, intellectual and cultural system capable of adapting to emerging needs and to pave the way for a transformation towards a more integrated and comprehensive educational environment. We are confident that concerted efforts within academia and strengthening partnerships with vocational and skills training institutions will bring about the desired positive change in knowledge and education at regional and global levels. It will also provide Arab youth with tools that will ensure their academic and professional success in the current era of technological developments based on digital transformation and artificial intelligence.
Professor Hossam Badrawi said: “The MoU helps to realize the vision of the International Digital University and the SMART Company for modern educational services to renew and update our education methods. Using the most advanced teaching strategies and methodologies and highly experienced and internationally trained academics, we hope to keep pace with modern educational developments.
“The cooperation between HBMSU and IDU aims to advance higher education and provide learners around the world with the opportunity to study advanced modern science and arts using the latest technology and with experts in various fields,” said he added.
The International Digital University follows an approach based on providing educational programs that meet the highest international quality standards for local and international students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. IDU adopts blended learning as the primary method of study, the bulk of educational activities are delivered digitally and face-to-face participation minimal.
The partnership with IDU is the latest addition to HBMSU’s range of strategic partnerships as it continues to expand its cooperation in the Arab region. These partnerships include leading educational institutions, international organizations and major global technology organizations that aim to expand links for cooperation in education and knowledge; improve human intellectual and cultural communication; and stimulate economic and social development based on avant-garde education.
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