Under the patronage
of His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher
Education and Scientific Research, Chairman of the Coordinating Council for
Higher Education, the First Forum on Higher Education Policies will be held in
Abu Dhabi at the Convention Center in Zayed University tomorrow, Wednesday,
October 29th, 2014.
The Council called
on the academic leaders in the public and private universities and colleges in
the State to attend the Forum, in which the Ministry of Higher Education and
Scientific Research, and the National Qualifications Authority are
participating, in order to discuss the axes of the strategy of higher education
sector in the UAE.
This forum comes
within the directives of His Excellency to consolidate the constructive
dialogue with the concerned institutions in the State in order to achieve the
knowledge economy agenda and the UAE Vision 2021, through enhancing
communication and dialogue between the public and private universities,
contributing to the development of the national strategy and public policy of
the higher education sector, improving the quality and efficiency of the
outputs of higher education system, coordination and integration between the
institutions, and working on the compatibility of visions and strategic plans
of the universities with the national agenda and economic and community
development in the UAE.
Council for Higher Education was established by decision of the UAE Cabinet on
May 12th, 2014, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Higher
Education and Scientific Research, in order to regulate the higher education
sector in the State. It includes members from the Ministry of Higher Education
and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, federal universities,
and some private universities.
The Council’s tasks are
centered on the coordination between the strategic plans for the federal and
private higher education institutions, and achieving compatibility and
integration in the various fields of specialization, in line with the educational
message of each institution and the needs of society and the labor market. The
Council is continuously working on studying the level of performance of higher
education institutions, and it strives to promote the joint cooperative
initiatives between the public and private universities and colleges, and proposes
initiatives, projects, and development plans for the higher education sector to
upgrade education and scientific research.
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