‫جامعة حمد بن خليفة تُعلن عن برنامجي دراسات عليا متعددي التخصصات لاستكشاف قضايا المرأة المعاصرة والتأثير المتزايد للتقنيات الرقمية في العالم

الدوحة، 8 إبريل2017 – أعلنت جامعة حمد بن خليفة عن إطلاق برنامجي دراسات عليا جديدين، يضيف كلٌ منهما بُعدًا جديدًا في الدراسات العليا بدولة قطر، وهما: ماجستير الآداب في دراسات المرأة في المجتمع والتنمية، وماجستير الآداب في العلوم الإنسانية والمجتمعات الرقمية. (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/487624/Dr_Amal_Al_Malki.jpg ) ويجري الآن قبول طلبات الالتحاق للطلاب الراغبين في الانضمام إلى أولى دفعات البرنامجين؛ إذ […]

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Chagoury Responds to US Government Motion to Dismiss

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Top HCT students return from Daman-Organised trip to Germany

ABU DHABI, –Seven top students from Higher Colleges of Technology’s (HCT) Abu Dhabi Women’s College, have returned from a trip to Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences in the Bavaria region of Germany.

The students, who were identified by their teachers as being high-achievers, visited the university as part of a trip organised by The National Health Insurance Company � Daman.

The aim of the trip was to expose students to other healthcare systems outside the Middle East that also rely on a consumer-oriented health insurance approach like Abu Dhabi.

Students were hosted by Prof. Dr. Franz Benstetter from Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, who is known world-wide for his in-depth knowledge and expertise in social insurance and health economics and is often consulted by the German Government on healthcare legislation. In addition to academia Prof. Dr. Benstetter has extensive professional experience in the field after being employed previously by Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers, which is also Daman’s reinsurer and one of its shareholders.

The visit aimed to provide students’ with a broader knowledge of consumer-oriented healthcare systems in addition to increasing their understanding of the underlying elements of health economics which are important to ensuring the success of the UAE’s approach to healthcare.

Daman organised the trip as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting young people, and in particular UAE Nationals, in their pursuit of a career in healthcare management, economics and insurance.

Dr. Michael Bitzer, Chief Executive Officer at Daman, said, “We are delighted to have been able to collaborate with Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences in Germany to offer exceptional students in Abu Dhabi with the opportunity to learn from a renowned expert in the field of health economics such as Prof. Dr. Franz Benstetter.

Prof. Dr. Franz Benstetter from the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences said, “It was extremely rewarding to engage in a number of meaningful discussions with the students from HCT. It was clear that these talented students had a real passion for the field of health economics and I hope that the topics that that we covered during their stay proved beneficial to their studies going forward. I wish them all the best in their future careers in the sector.”

Daman is currently planning a reciprocal visit by Rosenheim students to Abu Dhabi. Daman will once again organise the trip in addition to hosting a number of briefings to educate German students on the UAE’s health insurance system.

Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), praised the cooperation between HCT, Daman Health Insurance Company (Daman) and Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, in providing the distinguished training opportunities for HCT students.

He noted that the opportunities will develop students’ knowledge, skills and applied experience in health sciences by familiarising them with the latest international developments. “This study trip to Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences has broadened their horizons in the areas of health insurance systems, international health economics and best practices, while raising their awareness of the approved healthcare system in the UAE,” he said.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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Dubai Culture hosts Disability Access Talk in museum environment

DUBAI, — Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has hosted a specialised talk in collaboration with the British Council at the Etihad Museum as part of its support for UK/UAE 2017 a Year of Creative Collaboration.

The talk � ‘Disability Access in the Museum Environment’ � was open to the public for free and presented by Marcus Dickey Horley, Curator of Public Programmes at Tate.

Dubai Culture is a strategic partner of the Year of Creative Collaboration, which is led by the British Council and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and HRH The Prince of Wales.

With a rich programme spanning the arts, literature, education, society, sport, science and trade, UK/UAE 2017 explores the themes of community, inclusion and the next generation, in line with the UAE Vision 2021. Throughout the year, the British Council will work with a wide range of British and Emirati partners, strengthening existing relationships and creating new collaborations.

Top UK institutions and creative practitioners will partner with their UAE counterparts, showcasing British and Emirati talent to engage and inspire audiences across the UAE.

The talk focussed on the value of embedding a commitment to disability access in museum culture, and saw Marcus Dickey Horley sharing examples of leading events that he has created for a wide range of disabled visitors with sensory, mobility and learning disabilities.

Saeed Al Naboudah, Acting Director-General of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, commented, “Etihad Museum is fully accessible for people with disabilities and we are continuing our work to develop our facilities to the very highest international standards. Marcus Dickey Horley’s talk was an important contribution to our comprehensive staff training programme, which aims to ensure that the museum is a truly welcoming and immersive destination for visitors from all walks of life, including those with disabilities.”

“The talk was open to the public, including professionals from across the UAE and all Dubai Culture staff, which demonstrates our commitment to raising awareness of this important aspect of modern museum culture. It was also organised as part of the Authority’s ongoing support of the UK/UAE Year of Creative Collaboration, which has seen us developing and delivering a unique cultural programme which strengthens existing relationships and creates new ones between people, institutions and businesses,” he added.

Al- Naboudah added, “Etihad Museum is a 21st century museum and national landmark that we want everybody to enjoy and appreciate, so our aim is to make it as inclusive as possible. As we realise the importance of the museum’s role as an educational centre that serves the community and academic institutions, we have encouraged the highest possible level of participation from the community to address this important topic.”

Gavin Anderson, Country Director, British Council UAE added, “We are delighted to be partnering with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and to support exchange of expertise and innovation within the museum environment. With inclusivity at its heart, the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration aims to make a lasting difference to all the communities it reaches. We are proud to collaborate on this initiative which will enable efforts to ensure culture is accessible and inclusive to all”.

Marcus Dickey Horley’s visit followed two design talks that took place at the Etihad Museum on 15th March as part of Dubai Culture’s UK/UAE 2017 a Year of Creative Collaboration ‘Britain Takes Shape’ initiative. The design talks encouraged dynamic exchange between the UAE and the UK � two of the world’s leading cultural lights � while also furthering Dubai’s reputation as a thriving cultural destination that attracts global talent, resources and visitors.

They were highlights of the sixth edition of Design Days Dubai, which is a key event of the two-month Dubai Art Season � the annual umbrella event on the Dubai cultural and creative calendar that highlights the city’s global credentials on the arts scene and brings together artists from around the world for an unmatched celebration of talent, creativity, innovation and cultural diversity.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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