IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the official launch of the IFS education program, a global initiative comprising more than 80 universities across the world with the purpose of increasing interest in technology among the next generation of workers while showcasing the breadth of career opportunities that exists in the IT industry.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, recently joined as a keynote speaker the ‘Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference’ (OOEFHC) organized by The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) in Rome, Italy. As the first prominent Arab figure to participate in the conference, Dr. Al Awar delivered a speech on ‘Smart Learning Facing the Challenges of Higher Education.’ Leveraging HBMSU’s key role in the Arab World’s rapid smart learning transformation, the Chancellor discussed modern-day challenges facing higher education and the role of smart education in addressing today’s pressing issues. Through his speech, he hoped to create promising opportunities and help build a bright future for global education by promoting flexibility, accessibility, and affordability.

A number of teacher from the Ras Al Khaimah public school system have earned professional diplomas after completing a professional development program at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah’s (AURAK’s) Center for Continuing Education and Community Services (CCE&CS).

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), the association of accountants and financial professionals in business announced a record-breaking growth of its flagship certification, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential in fiscal year (FY) 2016, ending June 30.

As part of its commitment to sharing its experiences and best practices in smart education, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently discussed prospects for joint cooperation with a high-level delegation from Toyota Communication Systems (TCS), a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. specializing in systems development and integration. The visiting delegates commended HBMSU’s prestigious global position as a scientific and academic hub and a key destination for major international institutions. The guests observed the distinctive features of the university’s virtual learning environment and major current and future projects aimed at reshaping the future of learning in the Arab World. The visit emphasized that the business sector should benefit from HBMSU’s proactive experiences as a smart education and scientific research leader at the regional and international levels.