The fourth regional Times Higher Education MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Universities Summit will examine how a global education can provide research and creative opportunities for students that concurrently wield positive social impact for the region.
Hosted in partnership with NYU Abu Dhabi, this three-day virtual summit will bring together leaders of higher education, government and industry from the MENA region to focus on higher education teaching and research models, while sharing global perspectives on how to nurture a talent pipeline.
Together, we will explore these agenda themes:
The value of liberal arts education
Facilitating the leap into broad, interdisciplinary learning
Practical and pedagogical challenges of remote learning
Ensuring societal impact for the communities in which universities are located
Bridging political boundaries with collaboration and shared research
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19-21 March 2018
Fulfilling our potential: Developing the knowledge economy for the MENA region
The THE MENA Universities Summit 2018 took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in partnerhip with King Abdulaziz University. It was attended by over 300 leaders from 31 countries, and featured the reveal of THE's annual list of the best Arab universities in the world. University leaders and stakeholders from around the world gathered to discuss how to develop knowledge economies in order to build sustainable futures for countries in the region.
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