Gulf Conferences, a London-based education networking company, will hold its second Middle East Education Thought Leadership Forum in London over three days this month, starting on May 25.
Under the patronage of the secretary-general of the Association of Arab Universities, the forum will feature ministers of education from a number of Arab countries, along with higher-education experts and innovators from around the world.
Leading international experts participating include Michael Murphy, president of the European University Association; Jeff Maggioncalda, chief executive of Coursera; and Graeme Atherton, head of the World Access to Higher Education Day organisation. Ministers and ambassadors from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Libya, and Iraq will also be attending.
The participation of a large number of prestigious international institutions will provide opportunities for Middle Eastern universities and ministries of higher education to establish strategic partnerships with educational institutions in different countries.
Addressing Global Challenges
The participation of a large number of prestigious international institutions will provide opportunities for Middle Eastern universities and education ministries to seek out strategic partners.
The event addresses the key challenges facing the education sector in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. These include knowledge development and sharing, learning in the twenty-first century, the importance of technology, the key role of universities in tackling the climate emergency and working toward meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Other themes include ensuring the success of students, the role of universities to effectively internationalise and create global citizens, and preparing students for employment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Nearly 3,000 people took part in Gulf Conferences’ first Middle East Thought Leadership Forum, which was held virtually in October 2020.
This year’s forum will take place in-person at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London, and all sessions will be accessible virtually.
More information about the event can be obtained from here.
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