HBMSU leads Arab World at International Council for Open and Distance Education’s ‘Quality Network’
The Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University, HBMSU, has joined the ranks of international academic and research institutions which were recently awarded with ‘Quality Network’ membership from the International Council for Open and Distance Education, ICDE.
The membership is HBMSU’s latest global achievement supporting UNESCO’s efforts to raise the quality of higher education which in turn helps advancing sustainable national development.
It also reflects the university’s highest level of achievement as the premier institution which promotes quality education in the Arab World based on the smart education model and lifelong learning, as well as an active contributor in translating UNESCO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, by ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting life-long learning.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, said that HMBSU’s successive achievements in reshaping the future of education in the Arab World in line with the requirements of the 21st century are moving forward with the consistent guidance and the wise directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the University.
Al Awar noted that joining the ‘Quality Network’ as a representative of the Arab World in the ICDE is an addition to the UAE’s achievements, as the country has always been a leader in enriching knowledge and strengthening the smart learning culture in the Arab World.
The ICDE puts quality education and lifelong learning among its main objectives and is committed to supporting UNESCO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The ICDE has a strategic partnership with UNESCO which focuses on international coordination in providing education for all through smart, flexible and open education as a means to improve the lives of people around the world and support efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development.