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Dubai Knowledge Village highlights partnership benefits with MBS

Dubai, UAE: Manchester Business School (MBS), consistently ranked amongst the top business schools in the world, has hosted for the first time at the Middle East Centre in Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV), the annual meeting of the directors of the School's six international centres.

Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director,Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai International Academic City, members of TECOM Investments' Education Cluster, addressed the MBS directors and highlighted the success of MBS as an outstanding example of partnership and cooperation between DKV and its partners.

Since opening in September 2006, the MBS Middle East Centre has enrolled more than 1,000 MBA students (all post experience, working professionals) in the region and has become the largest and the fastest growing of the school's international network of centres.

Addressing the conference delegates, Dr Kazim, said: "I would like to congratulate Manchester Business School management for marking this ke…

MBS continues to attract high quality MBA students

Kuwait to give 4,500 study abroad scholarships

Kuwait city: Kuwait’s ministry of higher education is to give 4,500 Kuwaiti students scholarships to study abroad in 2013-14. The scheme is designed to improve Kuwaiti human capital, with awardees studying majors that accord with labour market needs.
The grants can be used at top universities in 13 countries, although details of these are yet to be published. Majors will be chosen to reflect public and private sector needs; physics, chemistry and maths are among those already flagged for backing.

Like many Middle East and North African countries, Kuwait is trying to improve education standards as it tries to diversify its oil-dependent economy. Petroleum accounts for 43% of GDP, 87% of export revenues and 75% of government income.

Increasing study abroad will be part of this and it seems outbound numbers are rising. More than 2,000 Kuwaitis enrolled at UK universities in 2011 – up considerably from the mid 2000s – while 3,722 attended US institutions in 2012, up from 2,998 in …

Gulf hopes for higher education streams

Can you leapfrog the slow and steady process of developments in Higher education  by plugging your students into the best lectures from across the world?

This was the hope of a number of delegates attending a conference on education in the Middle East and North Africa that recently took place in London, particularly those from nations struggling with limited finances, huge numbers of young people and continuing security problems.

Fathi Akkari, former minister of higher education in post-revolutionary Libya, told that he was in the UK to visit The Open University, hoping to agree a partnership that would offer degrees delivered jointly with the institution’s Libyan counterpart.

He predicted that in 40 years, the “traditional” university would be a thing of the past and students would study and take their exams online.

Professor Akkari, now a government adviser, told delegates at Gulf Education, held last month, that physical universities would end up like museums because higher education w…