Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service-Qatar to Implement Immersive Telepresence in Classroom

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

“Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September 2007 — Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar announced today it will implement Polycom RealPresence Experience High Definition (RPX™HD), making it the first university in the Middle East to adopt immersive telepresence video conferencing as an educational tool.”  To read the full press release, click here.

“Middle East Losing Global Battle for Talent – survey” — Gulfnews.com

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

According to a new survey of global talent conducted jointly by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, the Middle East is behind the curve in producing and attracting the world’s most talented workers.  To read the full article from Gulfnews.com, click here.

“Education for Life” — Gulfnews.com

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

The Ministry of Education in the UAE recently announced its new strategy for improving education in the country.  The new strategy promotes the concept of “Education for Life.”  To read the full story, click here.

“Oasis in Iraq: Universities flourish in Kurdistan” Chronicle of Higher Education

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported in August on the state of university education in the Kurdish region of Iraq.  To read the full story, click here.