[Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization for Communities Hosting Refugees and Launch of the Host Municipalities Network Online Collaborative Platform
Oct 17, 2017 / Highlight
After six years of Syrian conflict, local governments hosting refugees are facing a number of challenges for securing the welfare of both their host and refugee communities. They are feeling the need to alleviate the existing pressure on and to reduce unemployment and competition over jobs between locals and Syrians, which can also...
Taking a Shortcut to Learning, Making Education within Reach !
Jun 21, 2017 / Blog entry
“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where...
[Webinar] The Impact of the 9.45 US$ Cents CSP Bid on the MENA Region
Jun 14, 2017 / Highlight
The webinar, taking place online on Tuesday 20th of June, 2017 at 2pm time in Dubai, is free to attend and it is organized by the World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge & Innovation Program. Places are free but limited, offered on a first come first served basis at http://bit.ly/2sJEovn
The recent tender of the CSP project in Dubai DEWA 200 has...
[Workshop] EU ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package Explained to Mediterranean Countries
May 04, 2017 / Highlight
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) launched, in November 2015, the Mediterranean Forum on Electricity and Climate Change, a permanent discussion platform among countries, international organisations, regulators and electricity companies, and organised a first regional workshop entitled ‘From COP21 to COP22: Renewables and...
Education for Competitiveness (E4C)
International Humanitarian Relief
Governance: An Appropriate Response to the Challenges Facing Algerian Universities
Jun 07, 2016 / Blog entry
Algerian universities are in the midst of veritable transformation that is in line with the globalization of knowledge and higher education reform imperatives.
Indeed, the Licence, Master, Doctorat (LMD) system has ushered in a new philosophy and new teaching methods and practices, along with pedagogical practices (best practices).
Summer School on Sustainable Development Goals: Water as Key Development Factor in the Mediterranean
Jun 06, 2016 / Highlight
In light of the economic, social and environmental challenges that have become key characters to planet Earth in the early 21st century, the North and South scientific and academic communities have a specific role to play through contributing to the global knowledge advancements and promotion of relevant research to achieve the...
Toward a Paradigm of Competitive Economies
May 30, 2016 / Blog entry
Research conducted on endogenous growth (Aghion and Howitt, 1992) was followed by the emergence of economies and, by extension, societies that are knowledge-based, which raised great hopes that a new model of economic and social development had been established. Various pieces of research, including by the World Bank, have demonstrated...
A Different University Model!
May 27, 2016 / Blog entry
The integrated strategic project (Figure No. 1) that the Université Virtuelle de Tunis (UVT) has been conducting over the past few years is a special project. It stemmed from an in-depth analysis of the university’s situation and addresses its needs, taking account of the obstacles to its development. The project is also tailored to its specific...
University Governance Changing the Higher Education Paradigm in MENA
May 27, 2016 / Blog entry
When one first hears the words “University Governance”, many thoughts come to mind. Is it about governmental supervision or interventions into university’s business? Is it about how universities are managed? Does it parallel what corporates experience under “corporate governance”? Well, it does not involve any governmental overseeing but rather...
What are the Changes Needed to Ensure the Success of Higher Education Reform in Algeria?
May 26, 2016 / Blog entry
The reform of the License, Mastère, Doctorat (LMD) programs in Algeria’s higher education sector, a reform consistent with prevailing trends toward globalization, signals a new approach to management, governance and regulation of the institutions concerned. Indeed, the increased pedagogical autonomy of Algeria’s universities that resulted from...
Building on the Work of others Makes Sense, Especially in the MENA Higher Education Sector
May 26, 2016 / Blog entry
In the last two decades, the Higher Education context in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region witnessed remarkable changes in terms of increase in the number of institutions and of students’ enrollment, the establishment of regulatory bodies and measures, and the surfacing of serious challenges in terms of globalization,...
Ethical Issues in the Context of University Governance
May 25, 2016 / Blog entry
Algerian universities seem to have identified a vision, approach, and methodology with respect to the concept of governance, which is aimed at helping them gradually improve their management practices. While it is true that a university that strives for excellence must follow guidelines and standards, it must also adopt a mindset conducive to its...
What Will It Take to Improve Competitiveness and Employability in the MENA?
May 08, 2016 / Blog entry
The last two decades have witnessed a strong push for more university autonomy around the globe, paired with a request for higher education institutions to be accountable not only to those directly involved– the academic community, students and their families – but also the wider public. As such, the topic of quality assurance has played a...
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