Event Date/Time: Apr 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 18, 2007
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Background Providing an improved and knowledge rich education environment for its young generation is the primary concern of any government in the Gulf region. It is also vital for the region to seriously pursue education to realize its dream for the emergence of a non-oil economy. Regional surveys show that much has been done to improve the quality standards of education and related infrastructure in the past few years but success is rare. It seems there should be even more efforts to improve quality standards and transform our universities and other education institutions. The conference is open to all professionals concerned with developing GCC Universities and other education institutions and also senior professionals from GCC education ministries who are planning new initiatives for the future. The discussions will prepare them for task of continually improving education in the region and learn from regional and global trends in education and from successful practices that can reshape our destinies.

Datamatix is pleased to announce the GCC Universities and Colleges Development Conference from April 18-19 2007 in Dubai UAE. It looks forward to hold a serious of discussions and strategic dialogue on the theme “Future directions for GCC universities and colleges and ways to realize them”. The conference will analyze the existing situation in the GCC universities and recommend various options available to develop GCC universities and also assemble leading thinkers and experts who can advice senior decision makers on globally proven education practices.

This conference will bring together representatives from GCC educational institutions, universities, government, academia and business from throughout the GCC to share ideas as we work together to prepare successful educational system and institutions that can transform and support the enormous changes that is happening in the region. Stimulating keynote sessions and highly interactive panel discussions have been planned to encourage all conference delegates to become active contributors to the proceedings. The goal is to learn from each other about best practices in education, expectations from research and academic organizations, and the role of government departments to ensure a sound future for the regional education initiatives. The Conference promises to be a not-to-be-missed learning experience for anyone interested in the future of GCC education.