Dubai Knowledge Village partners with Sakal Media Group to host conference on higher education
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, September 13 - 2011 at 12:43
- PRESS RELEASE
Dubai Knowledge Village, a member of Tecom Investments Education Cluster, today announced its partnership with Sakal Media Group to host EDUCON 2011, an annual conference on higher education that facilitates dialogue among stakeholders in the education sector as part of an objective to shape India's higher education policy.
Dubai Knowledge Village will leverage its participation at the conference to interact with leading scholars, experts, deans, directors and owners of top-tier Indian educational institutes to discuss progressive strategies of higher education and avenues of collaboration.
Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, TECOM Investments' Education Cluster, will deliver a presentation at the conference highlighting the opportunities for vocational and training institutes to establish their branch campus in Dubai.
The UAE's well-equipped education infrastructure and business focus along with its free zone benefits make it attractive for vocational providers to set-up operations in Dubai Knowledge Village. Additionally, vocational training can help sustain growth that is largely dependent on knowledge based economies. It also supports the integration of young people into the labour market and enriches the skills of working professionals by making it easy for them to adapt to a rapidly growing and competitive industry.
Dr Kazim said: "There is an immense potential for sharing best practices between India and the UAE that can be leveraged through initiatives such as the EDUCON conference. At Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City, we aim to provide education with the perspective of enhancing the employability of students within the UAE as well as the global corporate landscape."
TD Joseph, Network Head-Events, Sakal Media Group, said: "We are highly impressed with the offerings at Dubai Knowledge Village and can gauge the zeal and passion of TECOM Investments in creating the free zone. It is a privilege to be associated with this state-of-the-art facility for our conference on higher education. We are confident that our collaboration with DKV will help us explore synergies for business, as well as knowledge and expertise-sharing opportunities between both nations in the area of education."
EDUCON 2011 will additionally witness the participation of Rajesh Ankushrao Tope, Hon. Minister of Higher and Technical Education from the State of Maharashtra, as well as representatives from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) and Consortium of Management Education.
TECOM Education Cluster, that includes Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City, is currently home to prominent Indian universities, including Manipal University, BITS Pilani and S P Jain Center of Management. Over 60% of its 18,000-student strength comprise undergraduates from the Indian subcontinent.
Dubai Knowledge Village hosts a number of Indian vocational training institutes including EMDI Institute of Media and Communication, Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and MRI Worldwide.
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