The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that it is possible to change the form and cut the cost of higher education, speakers at a conference on international higher education in the Gulf region said.
The Gulf Higher Education Conference brought together 1,100 participants from more than 70 countries, including 15 university and college presidents and over 100 government and ministry officials from the Gulf region.
The two-day event, held on October 10-11, used an online AI-powered conference platform to simulate an in-person conference. In a dozen virtual discussions and other events, speakers focused on topics including technology in education, new models of exchange programs, and the recruitment of students from Gulf countries. A follow-up, the Gulf Student Engagement Fair, will take place on December 11-12.