UAE-based Zayed University said it has achieved a key milestone at the Reimagine Education conference in London by earning a 'four star' institution rating and 'five star' rating within the core criteria of teaching, employability, facilities, and inclusiveness, through QS Stars.
The 6th edition of Reimagine Education conference, organised by QS Intelligence Unit on Dec 12, was attended by 700 education professionals who discussed topics related to measuring learning gain and the implementations of block-chain in educational settings.
It also featured the finales of the Reimagine Education Awards, where the strongest applications in each category were given the opportunity to showcase their work on the conference’s first day, said a statement from Zayed University.
The winners of the world’s most innovative pedagogy and Ed-tech solutions were also honoured at a prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
Vice President Prof Reyadh AlMehaideb emphasized the importance of starring Zayed University which continues to rise as an international well-reputed tertiary establishment, since the university joined the global QS ranking two years ago, with its distinguished palette of accredited programs and finest quality of education, as recognized by various international accreditation boards under the guidance of Noura Al Kaabi President of the University.
“We are proud of this recognition that is a compelling evidence of the effort that the university is deploying in preparing a new generation of national leaders honed with refined competencies and knowledge as well as prominent level of social responsibility awareness,” remarked Prof AlMehaideb.
He said the university has been focusing on developing the skills of its students: and their leadership spirit and working to develop their innovative skills and creative talents.
"The students currently turn more towards the fields of science, technology, design and entrepreneurship in addition to their interaction and the spirit of social responsibility that reflect the values of the UAE Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed."
Commenting on the achievement, Provost Dr Michael Wilson said: "The award of 4-star rating for Zayed University academic quality is an independent-international testimony of the quality of education offered in ZU, and the care and attention the government of the UAE affords students and citizens."
Prof Wilson said this achievement is the third international one for the university this year, following the International Award of the Best Student Learning Experience by Blackboard, and the advance in QS International Ranking to the 651 brackets.
The award touches 8 categories: teaching, employability, academic development, internationalization, facilities, social responsibility, inclusiveness and computer science & information system.-TradeArabia News Service