• Knowledge Summit 2017: Global Knowledge Index Offers Insight into Pre-University Education and Vocational Training
Knowledge Summit 2017: Global Knowledge Index Offers Insight into Pre-University Education and Vocational Training

Day two of the Knowledge Summit 2017 saw international and regional professionals collaborated to reveal the key findings for of the newly launched Global Knowledge Index on pre-university education, technological education and vocational training.

University Professor Najoua Ghriss from Tunisia; Heiko Sibberns, Director of the International Association for the Assessment of Educational Accomplishment from Germany; Youssef Sadik, Teacher of Sociology and Head of the Department of the Educational Structure at Morocco's Mohammed V University; and Hassan El-Bilawi, Teacher of Sociology of Education at Helwan University in Egypt, formed the esteemed panel that was moderated by Ali Al Kaabi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Trainees Affairs and Enrolment at UAE University.

Inning accordance with the panellists, the research studies have disclosed a space both in the Index's findings amongst the 131 countries, as well as within each individual nation. Moreover, Singapore, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium and Ireland were the countries that arised on the top with an ordinary rating of 72.43%, while the 15 Arab countries that became part of the 2017 index balanced a mid-range rating of 55.72%, with the UAE leading the pack. The findings also disclosed a call for interactive, incorporated and decentralised instructional system within the region.

Professors Najoua Ghriss and Hassan El Belawi both talked about the Index as a means for not only gathering information, but likewise analyse it, which enables nations to recognize means to boost and inform reliable policy-making.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and the regulations of MBRF Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 4th edition of the Summit bears the theme: “Knowledge and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

The Summit attracts more than 105 speakers from 23 nations, that are readied to offer originalities and viewpoints on the 4th Industrial Transformation, in addition to trading experiences and exploring finest techniques. The summit discusses the measurements and key components of the 4th Industrial Change, as well as its extensive results on all aspects of life, including society, the economy, academia and culture.

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