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24-Jan-2019

Dr. Khalid AlFadhala From The College Of Engineering And Petroleum Receives The Prize For Scientific Production In Engineering Sciences


Kuwait University
Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering and Petroleum and Director of the Nanotechnology Center Dr. Khalid AlFadhala received the Scientific Production Award in Engineering Sciences. It is one of the main awards of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), which is dedicated to honoring Kuwaiti researchers who have received PhD degrees in scientific and literary fields. Dr. Khalid AlFadhala earned it by publishing 28 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and participated in 19 regional and international conferences. Dr. AlFadhala stated that the nature of the research presented by him focused on the study of new methods of manufacture of metal production processes using thermal mechanical treatments, for the purpose of developing the microscopic structure of materials through the formation of crystals of ultra-small sizes or resulting in the improvement of mechanical properties. He pointed out that the studies presented aim to find improved alternatives to the traditional methods used in the production of metal materials in order to improve the quality and characteristics of the manufactured product and also rationalize the energy used during the production process. Dr. Khalid AlFadhala explained that the field of production of mineral materials in very small crystalline sizes is considered one of the most promising research fields in the field of materials science and engineering. He pointed out that during the past 20 years various new methods have been developed for the production of ultra-small metal materials and applied in various engineering fields such as metal micro forming, and developing Titanium for Medical Implants. Dr. Khalid AlFadhala thanked the Research Department at Kuwait University as a major support and financier for many researches presented as scientific production. Dr. Khaled J. AlFadhala is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Petroleum- Kuwait University. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign - USA in 2004. He is currently Director of the Nanotechnology Laboratory Center at the College of Engineering and Petroleum.

24-Jan-2019

GUST Management Recognizes Kuwait Fire Service Directorate


Gulf University For Science And Technology
GUST President, Professor Walid Bouhamra and Board of Trustees Vice President, Dr. Jasem Abdulsalam recognized Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (Mishref) officials’ continuous support of the university’s evacuation drills. Their efforts have allowed GUST to achieve a record evacuation time. The officials in attendance were Lt. Col.MohammedNazar Mubarak and Lt. Col. Abbas Fadhel Shamsan. The Directorate helps in giving real-life application of the processes which need to take place during an emergency fire situation, as well as training the staff involved in the proper procedures. The university strongly believes in the importance of maintaining a safe, secure environment for its community, and raising awareness on fire safety.

24-Jan-2019

GUST Student Fatma Al-Bader 7th To Attain Full Graduate Scholarship


Gulf University For Science And Technology
GUST has awarded Fatma Al Bader GUST’s Graduate Scholarship to enable her to complete her higher studies. Ms. Al Bader has officially been accepted at the University of Manchester to pursue her Masters in Accounting. She is the 7th GUST alumni to receive this scholarship. Four GUST alumni are currently on this prestigious scholarship, and pursuing their PhD degrees in esteemed universities like Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. Upon the completion of their degrees they will return to GUST as faculty members. This effort comes as part of GUST’s faculty hiring strategy to integrate its graduates as future faculty members. GUST offers this scholarship to a selective number of alumni each year to encourage them to pursue their graduate degrees, in one of the QS top 100 ranked universities worldwide. GUST has already funded six of its students to pursue their graduate studies. The eligibility requirements are: -Kuwaiti citizen -GUST undergraduate degree -Achieved high distinction (B+) or a 3.30 GPA -Strong command of the English language to be able to meet all academic, entry, and other requirements of the concerned universities. -Applicants must not be above the age of 28 (as of October 1st following the scholarship nomination). International study has proven its benefits to the growth and development of individuals. GUST prides itself in its growing portfolio of international courses and programs, and strives to connect with renowned universities worldwide to deliver a well-rounded experience to its students and faculty.

14-Jan-2019

AUM Team Wins The UAAK Football Championship


American University Of The Middle East
The American University of the Middle East (AUM) men’s football team won the Universities Athletics Association in Kuwait (UAAK) Football Championship following a victory over the Arab Open University (AOU) team during the final game. All championship games were held at AUM campus in Egaila, which boasts a FIFA certified football field – a one of its kind among private universities’ in Kuwait. Since the beginning of this year’s league, AUM’s men football team has been successful in winning all games played without any loss while scoring 49 goals. AUM team members include students: Jassim Olwan, Abdulaziz Abdullah, Ahmad AlSaraf, Khaled Al Obeid, Ali Mahmoud, Abdulaziz Eissa, Hussain Al Ibrahim, Abdulrahman Al Harbi, Abdulaziz Merwi, Bader Tareq, Sadeq Al Sadeq, Mohammed Al Houli, Nawaf Al Salem, Fahed Maan, Abdulrahman Shammeri, Ibrahim Al Shreedah, Hamad Al Oufan, Fawaz Al Enezi, Yousef Al Dousari, Abdulaziz Al Qallaf, Abdullah Al Bannay, Abdulrahman Al Enezi, Haidar Ahmed, Fawaz Al faddhli, Yasser Abbas, Abdullah AlHaj Hassan, Ali Al Shatti, Ahmad Sheer, Mishari Al Obeid and Eissa AlEnezi. During the first half, AOU team scored his first goal from a penalty kick. Shortly, AUM team struck back equalizing the score after offensive pressure. Both teams maintained a draw in the second half and during extra time, for AUM team to win on penalties in sudden death. Following the game, team coach Liam OBrien said that AUM team has not lost any match during this UAAK Football Championship due to intensive training, teamwork and physical aptitudes of students who followed different strategies that helped them create offensive and defensive attacks. He added: “Our team achieved a result which is the first of its kind in a UAAK Football League. We are proud of our students’ level. At AUM, we are always keen on training them to improve their technical skills, strategies and tactics, in addition to focusing on their physical fitness”. In his turn, AUM team Captain Bader Tareq considered that this victory was the result of team efforts, intensive trainings and hard work. “It was a tough game. This season was the best for us because we didn’t lose any game, and no other team was ever able to achieve this result before in the UAAK”. He concluded: “I want to congratulate AUM team players and I dedicate this win to our university management, staff and students”.

14-Jan-2019

ACK Master’s Degree Scholarship Recipient Graduates From CQUniversity Australia With Distinction


Australian College Of Kuwait
ACK would like to congratulate ACK Alumna and Master’s Degree scholarship recipient, Ms. Maryam Omar, who graduated from our International Partner, CQUniversity Australia with a Master of Engineering (Civil) with Distinction. We are very proud of Maryam’s outstanding academic achievements and wish her every success in her future endeavors.

14-Jan-2019

Scientific Visit To The Hague


Kuwait International Law School
Between Kuwait and the Netherlands is a dream achieved by the management of the Kuwait International College for seven of its outstanding students in recognition of their diligence and academic excellence. Commenting on the visit to The Hague, the director of Student Development and Competitions Department at the school said that the trip lasted for four days and the administration of the school paid its expenses with accommodation for the students and companions. The visit was educational and recreational. It included tours to a number of legal bodies such as the Peace Palace, the International Court of Justice and other scientific and legal facilities. The aim was to achieve the maximal benefits for the students through comparing what they have written about these legal bodies and the practical reality. Besides, the visit allowed the students to identify the functions and competence of the legal sites in The Hague and their role in the achievement of justice and the consolidation of peace and security. Al-Ibrahim concluded that the school plans to send its outstanding students in scientific and educational trips to various distinguished countries in the field of law, in order to provide them with more practical skills and familiarize them with the procedures in the most prestigious legal fields. Al-Ibrahim honors the Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Abdel Rahman Al-Otaibi

14-Jan-2019

Moot Court Contest For Course 457


Kuwait International Law Schooll
The contest of the moot court course 457 for the first term of the academic year 2018-2019 was held on Monday, 17 December 2018. The event was coordinated by the Department of Student Development and Competitions in cooperation with the faculty members who supervise of the related course. The contest aims at improving the students’ legal talents through the practical and scientific training of the students enrolled in the related course. Faculty members who supervised students’ training during the first term of the academic year 2018-2019 are: Dr.. Abdullah Al-Rumh – Coach of the defendant team Dr.. Samah Khamman – Coach of the prosecutor team

13-Jan-2019

Kuwait University Wins First Place In The Arab Robotics Championship In Its 12th Edition


Kuwait University
Kuwait University won the first and second place in the innovation competition and the Kuwait march competition in the Arab Robotics Championship in its 12th edition hosted by the State of Kuwait represented by the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (one of the centers of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences). In cooperation with the Arab Robotics association during the period from 8 to 10 January 2019 under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Hamid Al-Azmi. The competition was attended by 124 teams representing 10 Arab countries (Jordan, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt and Kuwait). Kuwait University won the first and second place in the innovation competition. The first place winner project was ( Physiotherapy Hand) from the Department of Electrical Engineering and the second place winner was (The Safety Robot) project from the Department of Electrical Engineering. In addition, Kuwait University won the first and second place in the Kuwait march competition. The first winner was Eng. Amal Al-Dheferi from the Department of Computer Engineering, and the second winner was Eng. Sahab Al-Ajmi. It is worth mentioning that hosting of 12th Arab Robot Championship by the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (one of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences) in cooperation with the Arab Robotics Association came from the necessity to support and encourage promising generations to enhance their abilities in the use of technology, robotics and artificial intelligence..

26-Dec-2018

A Delegation From The University Of Washington Visited Kuwait University


Kuwait University
The Dean of college of Law at Kuwait University, Prof. Fayez Al-Dhefiri, met with a delegation from the University of Washington in St. Louis, USA, as part of the delegation's visit to Kuwait University to discuss ways of cooperation and exchange of experiences between the two universities through visiting professors and joint legal programs and workshops. The American delegation was represented by the Dean of college of Law, Dr. Nancy Staudt, Dr. Michael Kobe, Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and International Programs, and Prof. Gail Baker, Vice Dean of human resources.

24-Dec-2018

GUST President Presents At 10th Arab Report On Cultural Development Symposium


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Kuwait, 16th December 2018: In cooperation with the Arab Thought Foundation, the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) organized the 10thAnnual Arab Report on Cultural Development Symposium, titled: “Innovation and Extinction – Arab Scientific Research: Its Reality, Challenges and Perspectives.” GUST President, Professor Walid Bouhamra, gave a presentation and participated in a discussion panel at the symposium that highlighted the importance of supporting the role of scientists to drive the research process and enhance the capabilities of science and technology. Moderated by KFAS Director General, Dr. Adnan Shihab Eldin, the symposium hosted many other esteemed researchers and scientists including the Arab Thought Foundation Director General Professor Henri Al-Oweit, Secretary General of the National Council of Scientific Research in Lebanon, Dr. Moeen Hamzah, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Dr. Khaled Mahdi, Kuwait University Management Professor, Dr. Moudhi Al Hmoud, Kuwait University Sociology Professor, Dr. Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Kuwait University Assistant Vice President for Research, Dr. Laila Maarouf, Executive President of the Energy and Construction Center in the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Dr. Osama Abdullah Al Sayegh. In his presentation, Professor Bouhamra, noted that embracing methodological scientific research to address the problems and issues of modern living has become necessary and inevitable to explore the root causes of the problems and propose suitable solutions for them in order to drive the wheel of sustainable development in our Arab countries. Professor Bouhamra added that scientific research is undoubtedly the cornerstone for the progress and development of nations and in view of the challenges and political, economic, social, environmental and cultural changes that weigh heavily in today’s unprecedentedly accelerating and dynamic world. Professor Bouhamra pointed out that the symposium presented a good opportunity for debating and discussing different points of view and new ideas among Arab scholars and academics who are enthusiastic and eager to find solutions to today’s issues, and to highlight the role of scientific research, constructive thinking, creativity and innovation for the future. This entails the necessity of supporting the role of scientists, to drive the research process and enhance the capabilities of science and technology. He stressed the importance of supporting scientific research in the Arab societies particularly through Arab-international cooperation in joint projects with the best universities and research centers in the world. Such research ventures would culminate in notable scientific output which is a major indicator of scientific and cultural achievements. He appreciated the KFAS experiment with international programs and agreements, particularly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the best example of the importance of joint research and the resulting added value. The cooperation yielded major projects and gave the opportunity for new project suggestions in the areas of water, energy, environment and health. Professor Bouhamra also shed light on the major challenges facing Arab researchers in international research cooperation, the most important of which are intellectual property and patents rights, defining the criteria of the rights in accordance with the performance and achievement of the research, variation of expenditure and funding rate, as well as highlighting each researcher’s role when publishing the scientific research according to scholarly performance. GUST as a university has always been keen on supporting scientific research within its faculty, and even more so today. The university aims to provide its faculty with every opportunity to strengthen and develop research collaborations through KFAS as well as annual fellowship programs with affiliated universities internationally.

24-Dec-2018

GUST Provides Insight Into British Icon Who Made Kuwait Her Home For 61 Years


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Gulf University for Science and Technology’s (GUST) Global Studies Center (GSC) announced today that a lecture was held by Alison Shan Price MBE, one of Kuwait’s most prolific theater personalities, Founder of One World Actors Centre, UK, and Creative Director of TAQA Productions, Kuwait. The lecture was part of the GSC’s ongoing effort to bring outstanding speakers and stimulating topics to GUST and the wider community. The lecture portrayed the story of Colonel H.R.P. Dickson and his wife Violet who moved to pre-oil Kuwait. The couple lived in Kuwait for 61 years and became an inextricable part of the fabric of Kuwaiti society. They saw the country overcome wars, natural disasters, and even witnessed how the discovery of oil transformed the country into what it is today. What’s more, it was Ian Fleming himself, the creator of James Bond, who persuaded Dame Violet to write her autobiography ‘Forty Years In’. It is through recent interviews of surviving friends and authors, access to academic and personal archives, and this autobiography that this unique account of the life of, Dame Violet Dickson, known locally as Um Saud, was told. Director of the Global Studies Center, Dr. Fahed Al-Sumait said, “It is such a treat having someone like Alison helping to bring our local history alive for younger generations. The life of the Dickson’s is not just a story about expatriates in Kuwait, but rather a tale about the transformation of our society as illustrated through the experiences of one of our most prominent visiting families.” The presenter, Alison Shan Price, has lived in Kuwait for 33 years working with multi-national artists to bring cross-cultural history to life through original performances. Later this month, Shan Price will portray Dame Freya Stark in a mono-drama entitled 'Freya: Chasing the Horizons', which will include Stark’s journeys in Arabia. In 2017, Shan Price was awarded the MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - a grade within the British order of chivalry) by Queen Elizabeth II in the New Year’s Honors List, for her Services to the Dramatic Arts in Kuwait and the Middle East. The GSC is a leading research center on global studies, and a vehicle for engaging both internal and external communities through stimulating events and lectures on global issues. The center aims to conduct cutting-edge research on cross-national political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental issues of critical importance, and share research output and information regionally and globally. The GSC seeks to foster public understanding of global issues with local significance. Dr. Al Sumait added, “We continually try to find new ways of enhancing the GUST academic experience by organizing events that bring together great minds and present unique viewpoints to learn from. The GSC provides the university with another outlet to showcase its prowess in contributing to academic research.” GUST continues to build on its mission to become a knowledge-hub that benefits and engages students, academics, and the wider Kuwait community as a whole.

10-Dec-2018

GUST's Center For Teaching, Learning & Research Hosts STEM Education Workshop


Gulf University For Science And Technology
GUST’s Center for Teaching, Learning & Research (CTLR) is hosting Tatweer Company for Educational Services, a leading KSA company in the field of education development. Tatweer will be holding a week long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Workshop. It was attended by the Dr. Fatimah Al Hashem, Director of CTLR, and Hussain Al Harithi, Deputy-General Manager of Tatweer Company for Educational Services. The workshop, which is sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), will benefit more than 30 public school teachers from around Kuwait. CTLR is dedicated to assist educators in their professional development, provide educators and scholars with new educational methodologies, techniques and technologies, and serve as a research hub for educators, teachers & students. The center further cements GUST as a leading institution for higher education in Kuwait that supports and contributes to its community.

09-Dec-2018

The College Of Business Administration At Kuwait University Honors Kuwait Prize Winners In The Field Of Economic And Social Sciences


Kuwait University
Under the patronage and attendance of the Dean of the College of Business Administration at Kuwait University Dr. Mishari Al-Hajri, in the presence of the assistant deans and a number of faculty members in the College of Business Administration, the College honored the winners of the Kuwait Prize in the field of economic and social sciences on the subject of economy for 2018, organized by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences From His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, to the Professor of Finance and Economics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Emad Ahmed Musa and Professor of Economics, Syracuse University, USA. Badi Hadi Baltah Ji. For his part, Prof. Imad Mousa delivered a lecture titled "Selection Bias of Empirical Results in Economics and Finance". And also Prof. Badi Baltah Ji delivered a Lecture entitled "Forecasting with Panel Data".". At the end of the seminar, a general discussion was opened between lecturers and faculty members on the subjects of the Seminars.

09-Dec-2018

GUST Debate Team Wins Gold


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Four GUST students won 1st place at the 2018 National Championship of Universities and Colleges that took place at Kuwait International Law School. Computer Science student Salem Al Mutari, International Business student Fatma Al Kandari, and Public Relations students Abdullah Al Sharbati and Fatma Al Fahad, debated and won against 16 teams from 10 univerisities including KU, AUK, PAAET, KCST, K-Tech, and KiLAW. For the final round, our debate team, which is led by Associate Professor at the English dept. Dr. Hussain Sharoufi, discussed the topic: Will this parliament force companies responsible for the infrastructure to compensate citizens affected by the heavy rains? The top four teams will participate in the 5th International Universities Debating Championship taking place in Doha, Qatar

09-Dec-2018

GACK Sponsoring KIU’s Exhibition


Australian College Of Kuwait
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, ACK sponsored Kuwait Industries Union’s Expo 2018. Through this sponsorship, ACK aspires to strengthen cooperation and coordination among Kuwait’s industrial organizations, as well as familiarize the public with the majors and programs offered by the College. Kuwait Industries Expo 2018 is held from the 2nd to the 4th of December at Kuwait International Fairground.

09-Dec-2018

Governor Of Riyadh Receives AOU President


Arab Open University
His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh, yesterday on Wednesday 5th December, in his office at Qasr-al-Hokum in Riyadh, received Prof. Mohammad bin Ibrahim Al-Zakari, President of the Arab Open University (AOU), Dr. Ali Alshahrani, Director of the AOU in Saudi Arabia, Directors of Regional Centers, and the AOU team of hearing-impaired students. During the meeting, HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar received a copy of the University institutional and programme accreditation by the Open University Validation Services in the UK, and was also briefed on the role of the AOU in supporting financially distressed students and students with special needs by providing more than 780 scholarships during the past five years.

03-Dec-2018

Mechanical Auxiliary Device For Towing Trailers A Patent For The Graduation Project Of Mechanical Engineering Students At The Faculty Of Engineering And Petroleum Under The Supervision Of Prof. Khaled Al-Hazza


Kuwait University
A patent entitled "Mechanical Assisting in the towing of trailers" was registered at the office of Invention in the United States of America under number US 9,840,120 B1. This invention is the product of the graduation project for students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University under the supervision of Prof. Khalid Ahmed Al-Hazza. The research team included graduates of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eng. AlHussein Ali Osman, Eng. Mahmoud Ahmed Hussein, Eng. Abdul Jalil Khalid Al Shamouti and Eng. Abdullah Turki Al Enezi. The design of the device came as a solution to the difficulty people face in loading the boats and trailers pulled behind the cars as many people suffer, especially if the trailers pulled are heavy and cannot be lifted or moved easily which may cause backaches and financial losses due to the request to accurately return the towing car in the right place and make it under the ball of the diameter directly. To solve this problem, a bi-directional mechanic was invented to parallel the diameter of the ball with the trailer in an easy way without having to manually raise the trailer. Prof. Khalid Al-Hazza holds a PhD from Virginia Tech University in 2002 and is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Kuwait University. He is currently Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the College of Engineering and Petroleum. He has participated in many committees at the college level. He participated in many scientific conferences and published many researches in prestigious scientific journals.

03-Dec-2018

Renowned Guest Speakers At Management Courses


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Dr. Hanadi Al Mubaraki, adjunct management professor at GUST, invited two local guest speakers to give lectures to her Introduction to Management course students. Her main goal was to portray how theoretical and practical experiences overlap and relate to each other. The first guest speaker was Mohammad Al Obaidi, a branch manager at Boubyan Bank. His goal for his presentation was to explain the functions of management, describe the roles and skills required for a management position, describe successful practices used at Boubyan Bank, and to talk about the usefulness and effectiveness of teamwork and having positive relationships in the workplace. Al Obaidi is a Certified Bank Branch Manager (CBBM) and has received several other certifications from the Institution of Banking Studies in Kuwait. He is also the CEO of his own companies. The second guest speaker was Farah Al Haroun, Assistant Manager of Handicraft and Small Enterprises Financing Portfolio at the Industrial Bank of Kuwait (IBK). Her lecture centered on the topic of starting small businesses and how small business ideas could be developed. Her goals for this lecture were to explain the application process for new businesses, explain how IBK can help a start-up project, talk about her experience in the workplace and how she reached her position as manager, and to give examples of popular businesses that were funded by IBK’s Handicraft and Small Enterprises Financing Portfolio. The guest lectures were insightful and beneficial to the students. Students enjoyed an educational talk, and also gained a perceptive and refreshing look into the practical experiences of management. This is not the first time renowned speakers has been hosted in Dr. Hannadi Al Mubaraki's management classes, as previous speakers also included Dr. David Gill, the Managing Director of St John’s Innovation Centre at the University of Cambridge, and Dr. Michael Busler, a manager at Ford Motor Company (FMC) and the FMC Corporation.

28-Nov-2018

The College Of Graduate Studies Council Approves Three Master's Programs


Kuwait University
The Council of College of Graduate Studies at Kuwait University, headed by acting Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ayed Atallah Salman, approved in its first meeting for the academic year 2018/2019 held on 21/11/2018, three graduate programs: the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program in the field of Allied Health Sciences, the Master of Journalism Program in the field of Arts, and the Master of Public Administration Program in the field of Business Administration. In the presence of the assistant deans of the graduate studies and research at different colleges of Kuwait University, and the membership of Mr. Hani Hussein, the former oil minister - an external member of the College Council.

28-Nov-2018

GUST Hosts 2018 Global Informatics Forum


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Under the patronage of, and representing the Amir of Kuwait HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, the Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs, HH Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Sabah inaugurated the 2018 Global Informatics Forum this Tuesday November, 27th at GUST’s campus. HH the Deputy Minister was received at the event by Chairperson of the Award’s Trustees’ Board, Sheikha Aida Al Salem Al Ali Al Sabah, who is organizing this event. The event was attended by the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait, His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Al Hashel, GUST’s Chairman, Mohammad Al Bahar, and a group of experts, stakeholders, and a distinguished elite of international specialists, and digital entrepreneurs. The ceremony started off with a speech from GUST’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Salah Al Sharhan, and was followed by speeches from the Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs, HH Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Sabah, and Member of the Organizing Committee, Hassan Al Hamaadi. The event’s keynote speaker, Governor and Chairman of Board of Directors at the Central Bank of Kuwait, later gave his presentation, titled ‘Steering Fintech for a Prosperous Society’, which was followed by another presentation from the Founder of Hemmatech Accelerator, Jassem Al Mutawa. The ceremony concluded with a giving out plaques of appreciation by the Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs, HH Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Sabah and Chairperson of the Award’s Trustees’ Board, Sheikha Aida Al Salem Al Ali Al Sabah to those who participated and supported the forum, and a tour of the displayed projects by HH Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Sabah. The 2018 Global Informatics Forum activities will continue until Wednesday November 28th, and will include several intensive and interactive activities such as panel discussions, presentations, and lectures that will discuss various business and financial technologies.

28-Nov-2018

AUKMUN Receive 5 Awards At The Malaysia United Nations Conference


American University Of Kuwait
Members of the Model United Nations at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) attended an international MUN conference at the University of Malaysia where they represented both Kuwait and the United Kingdom. This conference was distinctive from other conferences as it emphasized inter-council interactions—a new addition to the MUN system. The multilateral issues discussed throughout the conference included tackling topics such as global terrorism, the refugee crisis, and the use of weapons of mass destruction. AUK’s delegates returned from the MalayaMUN conference winning the Best Delegation in Diplomacy award. By showing their exceptional knowledge in foreign policy and dedication to resolving the global issues presented at the conference, all six delegates contributed to winning this award. By sticking to UNSC priorities, AUKMUN’s President, Ali K. Al-Qallaf, was awarded with an honorable mention. Representing Kuwait, he proposed a ceasefire in Idlib to deliver humanitarian aid and to act as a mediator to find a political solution in Syria. Through mediating between the committees, AUKMUN’s Vice president, Ali Al-Khuraibet, was also awarded with an honorable mention. As a delegate representing Kuwait, he stressed the importance of economic support to refugees and reshaping the misconceived perception that ties refugee influx to rising terrorism. By investigating the uses of chemical weaponry, AUKMUN’s Secretary, Nada El-Gamal, proposed Kuwait’s solutions to the matters of creating and obtaining nuclear-free zones with regards to the use of WMDs. With active contribution, AUKMUN’s Judicial Affairs Committee Chair, Hussain Khashab received an honorable mention award for representing the United Kingdom, as he advised the committee to have NATO intervene in the Syrian crisis. By accurately sticking to foreign policy, AUKMUN Member, Layan Al Ayoubi, won the Outstanding Delegate award at the EU committee, representing the UK. By calling upon the act of international real-time intelligence sharing to counterattack terrorism on a global level, the delegate highlighted the UK’s policies and managed to win this coveted award. With prodigious diplomacy, AUKMUN Member, Ridaab Marzuq, instructed the process of refugee societal integration as a means to aid in the future plans of the refugee resettlement program in the United Kingdom. In AUKMUN’s successful conference in Malaysia, our delegates managed to win five awards for their exceptional excellence. Each delegate was granted a medal for their contribution to winning The Best Diplomacy Award in the international MalayaMUN 2018 conference. Our AUKMUN delegation was accompanied by its faculty advisor, Dr. Gholamreza Vatandoust, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History; he commented on the delegates’ performance in the conference, stating, “Our delegates performed exceptionally well, displaying their knowledge, teamwork, efficacy, and finesse, with grace and distinction, for which they earned The Best Diplomacy Award.” Members of AUKMUN have previously won titles in other international conferences, and will continue their successful streak by participating in more meetings in the future.

28-Nov-2018

وفير مجموعة سيارات جولف لدعم الخدمات الإدارية في كلية التربية الأساسي


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رصا على سلامة الطالبات ومنتسبي كلية التربية الأساسية، ونظرا لسعة مساحة المباني وتعددها قامت إدارة الكلية بالتعاون والتنسيق مع رئيس قسم الدراسات الإسلامية أ.د اقبال المطوع بتوفير عدد من سيارات الجولف لنقل الطالبات إلى العيادة الصحية عند حدوث أي طارئ طبي. وفي هذا السياق عبر أ.د. فهد عبدالرحمن الرويشد عن تقديره واعتزازه بجميع الجهود المبذولة خدمة لوطننا الغالي ورفع جودة خدماته، وقال إن روح التعاون والتواصل والعطاء أساس نجاح المؤسسات وتقدمها وازدهارها وأن تتابع المشاريع المنظمة الناجحة من الدلائل الواضحة على حجم الجهود المخلصة المبذولة لتقديم الأفضل تطبيقا لسياسة الهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب. ومن جانبها أكدت أ. هناء الخالد على أن هذه السيارات مجهزة لعدة أغراض خاصة بطالبات ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة وكذلك منتسبي الكلية عند الحاجة ولأغراض إدارية وصحية واشرافية. تشكر إدارة كلية التربية الأساسية كل من شارك في تنفيذ وتحقيق هذا المشروع الذي يلبي احتياجاتنا الضرورية ويسهل عملية الإشراف والمتابعة في أرجاء الكلية مما يوفر بيئة أفضل خدمة للطالبات من جهة، ومنتسبي الكلية من جهة أخرى. وقالت أ.د لطيفة الكندري العميد المساعد لشئون الطالبات في كلية التربية الأساسية أنه لم يكن لهذا المشروع الطموح أن يتحقق على أرض الواقع، لولا تعاون، وإيمان الكلية بالسعي الدائم لتطوير الخدمات المقدمة لتحسين البيئة التعليمية بكافة جوانبها قدر المستطاع، وبصفة مستمرة. إن عمادة الكلية لا تبخل في المسارعة في دعم أي مشروع من شأنه رفع الكفاءة ونوعية الخدمات الموجهة لطالباتنا ويأتي هذا المشروع ضمن مجموعة من المشاريع القادمة. إن تآزر الجهود سمة رائعة في مجتمعنا الكويتي بحمد الله نجدها حيثما رأينا مشروعا ملموسا يخدم التعليم ويطور من الخدمات المقدمة لبناتنا وأولادنا وهو الأمر الذي نسعد برؤيته وديمومته لسد الحاجات وتحقيق الأهداف المنوطة بمؤسسات اعداد المعلمين والمعلمات.

28-Nov-2018

ولتطبيقي" و"اتحاد الصناعات" بحثا استقطاب مخرجات الهيئة للعمل في القطاع الصناعي


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ام وفد من اتحاد الصناعات الكويتية برئاسة رئيس مجلس إدارة الاتحاد السيد/حسين الخرافي ومدير عام الاتحاد السيدة/ هدى البقشي بزيارة الى الهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب التقيا خلالها مدير عام الهيئة د. علي المضف، ونائب المدير العام للتخطيط والتنمية أ.د. فاطمة الكندري ونائب المدير العام للتعليم التطبيقي والبحوث أ.د. جاسم الأنصاري ونائب المدير العام لشؤون التدريب بالإنابة م.أسامة الدعيج، وعدد من مدراء المعاهد والإدارات وعمداء الكليات، وذلك لبحث استقطاب وتشجيع مخرجات الهيئة للعمل بالقطاع الصناعي . ثم عقد الجانبان اجتماعا تطرقا خلاله الى سبل توطيد العلاقة والتعاون فيما بينهما، لتوجيه مخرجات الهيئة وتشجيعها على الانخراط بالقطاع الصناعي . بدوره ثمن مدير عام الهيئة د. علي المضف مبادرة اتحاد الصناعات الكويتية وحرصهم على التعاون والتنسيق مع الهيئة لاستقطاب مخرجاتها للعمل في المصانع التي تفتقر الى العمالة الكويتية الفنية والمدربة مشدداً على ضرورة التسريع في استقطاب هذه العمالة والاستفادة منها . من جانبه أكد رئيس اتحاد الصناعات الكويتية السيد/حسين الخرافي حاجة المصانع في الكويت لخريجي الهيئة من العمالة الفنية المدربة، مؤكداً ضرورة تزويد اتحاد الصناعات باعداد الخريجين او المتوقع تخرجهم من التخصصات التي يحتاج إليها القطاع الصناعي . كما رحب السيد/الخرافي بالزيارات الميدانية للمصانع لاتاحة الفرصة للخريجين للتعرف عن كثب عن بيئة العمل بها، مؤكداً على اهمية كفاءة الأداء لهذه المخرجات . وتطرق الجانبان خلال الاجتماع الى العديد من الموضوعات التي تسهم في توطيد التعاون بينهما والاستفادة من الإمكانات التي يتمتعا بها كالورش والمعامل في الهيئة بكافة قطاعاتها والتي يمكن ان يستفيد منها اتحاد الصناعات الكويتية . وأكد الجانبان على ضروة التواصل المستمر فيما بينهما ممثلا بتبادل الزيارات وعقد اللقاءات واستعراض قصص النجاح ممن يعملون في القطاع الصناعي تشجيعاً لمنتسبي الهيئة من الفنيين، وإبرازاً لاهمية العمل الصناعي في العالم أجمع، كما أكد الجانبان كذلك على ضرورة نشر الوعي باهمية العمل في هذا القطاع .

28-Nov-2018

و«التطبيقي» تفتتح المعرض السنوي الثاني للفرص الوظيفية والدراسية


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افتتح مدير عام الهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب د. علي فهد المضف صباح اليوم الاثنين الموافق 26 نوفمبر الجاري المعرض السنوي الثاني للفرص الوظيفية والدراسية الذي نظمته إدارة متابعة الخريجين وسوق العمل ويستمر لمدة ثلاثة أيام بديوان عام الهيئة بالشويخ. حضر افتتاح المعرض المقام برعاية مدير عام الهيئة نواب المدير العام وعدد كبير من القياديين بها، كما شهد حضور كثيف من الطلبة والطالبات والضيوف وسط مشاركة 65 جهة من جهات سوق العمل بمختلف قطاعاته. وأكد مدير عام الهيئة د. علي المضف إن الهيئة تضم طاقات شبابية أثبتت جدارتها خلال سنوات الدراسة وعلى سوق العمل استقطابها والاستفادة من إمكاناتها وقدراتها. مضيفا أن المعرض يعد فرصة مناسبة للطلبة للتواصل مع قطاعات سوق العمل المختلفة للاطلاع على متطلباته الوظيفية الى جانب الاستفادة من الفرص الوظيفية المتاحة من قبل جهات قطاعات الدولة المختلفة المشاركة في هذا المعرض، اضافة الى بعض الفرص الاخرى لاستكمال الدراسة. ودعا الطلبة والطالبات الى الحضور خلال أوقات المعرض الممتدة من الصباح الى العصر خلال الايام الثلاثة للاستفادة من الجهات المشاركة، شاكرا هذه الجهات على المشاركة في إنجاح المعرض للعام الثاني ومثمنا دور كافة ادارات الهيئة المشاركة . ومن جانبه قال مدير إدارة متابعة الخريجين و سوق العمل بــ «التطبيقي» د. طلال المسعد ان المعرض يضم 65 جهة مختلفة من شركات و قطاعات حكومية الى جانب ديوان الخدمة المدنية و برنامج إعادة الهيكلة و قطاعات نفطية مختلفة. واشار المسعد ان للجامعات والكليات الخاصة وجامعة الكويت نصيب من المعرض لطرح برامج دراسية لطلبة التطبيقي لاستكمال دراستهم بعد الدبلوم. واضاف ان فكرة المعرض هي تعريف الطلبة من التطبيقي وخارجها بمتطلبات سوق العمل متمنيا ان يستفيد الطلبة و الطالبات من عروض الشركات والقطاعات المشاركة في المعرض.

25-Nov-2018

وCollege Of Law At Kuwait University Held A Symposium On The United Nations Convention Against Corruption And Transparency In The State Of Kuwait In Cooperation With Kuwait Transparency Society


Kuwait University
College of Law at KU held a seminar on the United Nations Convention against Corruption and Transparency in Kuwait in cooperation with the Kuwait Transparency Society, attended by the Head of State for National Assembly Affairs Eng. Adel Al-Jarallah Al-Kharafi and the Representative of the Commission General for Combating Corruption - Dr. Mohammed Bouzabar, Member of College of Law - Private Law Department - Prof. Medwes Falah Al-Rashidi, Chairman of the Kuwaiti Transparency Society Dr.Majed Al-Mutairi and Board Member of Kuwait Transparency Society Ms. Manal Al-Kandari. On this occasion, the Head of State for National Assembly Affairs Eng. Adel Al-Jarallah Al-Kharafi highlighted Kuwait's role in implementing the United Nations Convention against Corruption and promoting the values of integrity. To take measures to activate transparency and maintain the level of Kuwait in the websites, pointing to the role of the Council of Ministers in the formation of the Legal Committee, which participated in several parties with the participation of civil society. According to the agreement signed in 2006 that the procedures implemented to activate transparency and maintain the level of Kuwait in the websites, stressing on the role of the Council of Ministers in the formation of the legal committee , and also the role of the government in mechanization to ensure that corruption does not spread. On his part, Prof. Medwes Al-Rashidi pointed to the mechanism of implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Kuwait, indicating that this agreement was approved by the General Assembly in 2003 and ratified by Kuwait in 2006, which was based in the capital city of Qatar. Members are familiar with transparency and integrity, help exchange experiences and meet the various challenges. For his part, Dr. Mohamed Bozuber explained the goals of the General Authority for Combating Corruption, which is the establishment of the principle of transparency and integrity in economic and administrative transactions, the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and the protection of whistleblowers on corruption crimes and the promotion of the principle of cooperation and participation. For his part,Dr. Majed Al-Mutairi defined the international agreement against corruption and the role of civil society institutions in promoting the values of transparency, explaining the role of civil society in providing greater transparency and contributing to decision-making and awareness and reducing corruption through the participation of government bodies in awareness raising. In turn, Ms. Manal Al-Kandari said that this seminar is far from political objectives, as this seminar is not to blame people or to monitor mistakes, but rather is a legal awareness seminar, pointing out that corruption has a high social, economic and political cost.

25-Nov-2018

RISE Center At AUK Kicks Off 2018-2019 Lecture Series With A Talk On Autonomous Vehicles


American University Of Kuwait
The Center for Research in Informatics, Sciences, and Engineering (RISE) at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) hosted a public lecture presented by Dr. Hussein T. Mouftah, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Mouftah’s lecture, entitled, Technology Trends for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities, gave the audience a glimpse into the future of driverless vehicles. The lecture began with an introduction by Dr. Mounib Khanafer, Assistant Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering at AUK, who actually had Dr. Mouftah as his advisor for his master’s and PhD studies. Reflecting on his experience with Dr. Mouftah, Dr. Mounib told the audience, “From the first moment I noticed that Professor Mouftah is open for ideas, open for discussion, and he never imposed any plans on me or any ideas. He just let me have a very good experience with my graduate studies.” During his lecture, Dr. Mouftah explained where we are in the development of autonomous vehicles and what still needs to be accomplished. He began by discussing the different stages of autonomy that a vehicle can reach. We have already reached the stage in which cars can park themselves and give lane assist warnings, but we have yet to reach full autonomy. Dr. Mouftah believes that this change is coming in the near future as a number of companies are already in the testing phases of their autonomous vehicles. Even if someone can quickly fix all of the software bugs in autonomous vehicles, cities will need a strong and reliable infrastructure for charging them. Dr. Mouftah believes that all autonomous vehicles will be electric. As a result, he emphasized the importance of developing smart cities that will be able to produce enough electricity in a sustainable way. Instead of just relying on power plants—as most places do today—smart cities will diversify their power sources into solar, wind, and hydropower in order to generate enough electricity to keep things running without any chance of a blackout. Dr. Mouftah also discussed one potential drawback to the development of smart vehicles. Since they will need to communicate with each other wirelessly, there may be many privacy and security concerns. However, Dr. Mouftah does not see this as a reason to stop the development, but rather as an issue that the younger generation can work on overcoming. This event was the first official RISE speaker event of the 2018-2019 academic year. The RISE speaker series brings in a variety of experts from around the world to educate and inspire students and the public about topics related to informatics, sciences, and engineering. Reflecting on Dr. Mouftah’s talk, Dr. Amir Zeid, Director of RISE, said, “As a platform for community engagement, we welcome local and international experts from a wide variety of disciplines not only to share their expertise with us, but to inspire and empower our students and local community. We are privileged to kick off the RISE lecture series with Dr. Mouftah’s talk about autonomous smart vehicles and smart cities. Professor Mouftah also served as a judge for the NASA Space Apps challenge in Kuwait that was organized by RISE earlier this month. We are looking forward to long-term research collaborations with Professor Mouftah.” About Dr. Hussein T. Mouftah Dr. Mouftah has published over 1000 technical papers, 7 books and 48 book chapters. To his credit he has 12 patents and 140 industrial reports. He has received research grants and contracts totaling close to $40 million and he has supervised more than 300 highly qualified personnel of which 95 are master’s, 63 are PhD graduates, and 30 are post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990), Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003), Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada RSC Academy of Sciences (2008). About RISE The AUK Center for Research in Informatics, Sciences, and Engineering (RISE) serves as AUK's primary source for multidisciplinary research and development (R&D) activities. The Center employs a holistic approach to R&D by integrating academic disciplines, and forging connections between local & international innovators, academia & industry, and technology & society.

25-Nov-2018

AOU And McGraw-Hill Education Sign Partnership Contract


Arab Open University
A new agreement that expands the collaboration among Arab Open University (AOU), McGraw-Hill Education and Growmore will make McGraw-Hill's high-quality digital content available to students at AOU’s nine branches in the Middle East and Africa. Students in all major first- and second-year course areas will have access to McGraw-Hill Connect digital course materials, which research has shown help improve grades, pass rates and retention. Learning science company McGraw-Hill and Arab Open University have a longstanding relationship, having worked together in recent years towards the digital transition of the university. The two organizations have now decided to take a step further with a three-year agreement. McGraw-Hill will not only supply customized McGraw-Hill Connect materials specially designed to meet the needs of AOU’s instructors and students, but will also act as a strategic partner in AOU’s marketing and social responsibility initiatives. McGraw-Hill Connect uses adaptive technology to personalize the learning experience for students and help instructors become even more effective. It is used by millions of students globally and gives educators the flexibility to teach their course their way, while providing students with affordable, engaging products that help them achieve learning outcomes. Growmore, which is McGraw-Hill’s exclusive distributor in Kuwait, is amongst the largest learning solutions providers in the region with 14 campus bookstores serving federal and private higher education institutions. “Guided by the strategic vision of HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz, Head of the Board of Trustees, and the other Board members, the AOU has been committed to providing quality higher education for students in all Arab countries since its establishment in 2001,” said Prof. Mohammed Al-Zakari, President, AOU. “To accomplish this, the University adopts the notion of Open Learning involving high academic standards, employing state-of-the-art educational and information technologies and establishing strategic partnerships with highly reputable organizations. This partnership with McGraw-Hill is a consequence of such a strategy. The University hopes that this relationship with McGraw-Hill will be conducive to strengthening the quality and value of the educational services the AOU provides to its students.” “One of the AOU strategic objectives is not only to figure out how to make the electronic educational material scalable and more widely affordable at the AOU level, but also to adopt new technologies such as Adaptive Learning to enhance the students’ engagement and retention rates,” said Prof. Ashraf Hussein, Vice President for Education and Information Technology, AOU. “Meanwhile, we are aiming to provide our tutors with a wide variety of interactive, digital learning tools to improve the performance of the academic delivery. This partnership will streamline the relationship between AOU and McGraw-Hill, moving further to achieve the aforementioned objective.” “We’re proud to extend our relationship with Arab Open University, which has become a symbol for innovation and quality education in this part of the world,” said Murray St Leger, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa at McGraw-Hill International. “We work hard to create digital content and build course materials in line with what we know about learning science, tailored to the needs of institutions and students whom we support. We’re excited that thousands of more students will benefit from adaptive technology because of the leadership of AOU.” “Growmore believes in creating a better future by delivering effective and affordable learning solutions to enhance teaching and learning experiences,” said Shailendra Srivastava, CEO of Growmore. “We are ecstatic that our efforts have resulted in bringing together our strategic partners Arab Open University and McGraw-Hill into a long-term partnership for digital transformation. Our collaboration will transform the way learning resources disseminate and the region will experience a tectonic shift in the way education is getting delivered.”

18-Nov-2018

GUST Hosts Seminar About Online Activism In The Middle East


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Gulf University for Science and Technology’s (GUST) Global Studies Center (GSC) hosted a lecture led by Dr. Jon Nordenson for students and the general public, entitled “Online Activism in Egypt and Kuwait”. The lecture, organized in coordination with the University of Oslo, took place on its Mishref campus and focused on research done in the wake of the Arab uprisings of 2011. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Nordenson, a postdoc-fellow at the University of Oslo and an Affiliated Scholar at the Climate Change and Environment Program at the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute. His research focuses on public discourse, activism and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Dr. Nordenson focused on a number of questions about the relationships between political activism and new forms of media. Namely, on whether the internet facilitates social and political change, or even democratization, in the Middle East, and if so, how? The seminar also explored research findings about the use of online platforms by activists to effect change in two Middle Eastern countries: Egypt and Kuwait. Among the issues addressed was how and why activists use online platforms, what benefits they gain, and which crucial features engender or hinder their success. The main benefits of these platforms may be the ability, for otherwise excluded groups, to organize, articulate their demands, and mobilize with their national publics. Head of the Global Studies Center at GUST, Dr. Fahed Al-Sumait, said, “It is important that the events of 2011 are examined with hindsight, taking into consideration the various elements that allowed them to grow to the magnitude that they did. Although Kuwait and Egypt are vastly different, it was interesting to see the parallels between the two countries, and the outcomes that we can all learn from this type of research.” The GSC, which hosts regular seminars and discussions on a variety of subjects throughout the year, was founded in 2015 in partnership with the National University of Singapore. It aims to conduct cutting-edge research on cross-national political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental issues of critical importance, as well as share research output and information regionally and globally. Previous events hosted by the GSC include a discussion to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, sponsored by the US Embassy in Kuwait, a lecture by Dr. Peter Sluglett, an expert on Middle Eastern history and Director of the Middle East Institute at NUS, entitled: “An Improvement on Colonialism? The ‘A’ Mandates and their Legacy in the Middle East”, and another by Dr. Daniel Brumberg, the Kuwait Program Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, on US-Arab Relations in a Time of Crisis. Most recently, Princeton scholar Daniel Tavana spoke about the relationships between Lebanese university student elections and the larger political climates which they feed into.

14-Nov-2018

Home About GUST Admissions Academics On Campus Alumni Professional Development GUST Hosts Seminar About Online Activism In The Middle East


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Gulf University for Science and Technology’s (GUST) Global Studies Center (GSC) hosted a lecture led by Dr. Jon Nordenson for students and the general public, entitled “Online Activism in Egypt and Kuwait”. The lecture, organized in coordination with the University of Oslo, took place on its Mishref campus and focused on research done in the wake of the Arab uprisings of 2011. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Nordenson, a postdoc-fellow at the University of Oslo and an Affiliated Scholar at the Climate Change and Environment Program at the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute. His research focuses on public discourse, activism and democratization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Dr. Nordenson focused on a number of questions about the relationships between political activism and new forms of media. Namely, on whether the internet facilitates social and political change, or even democratization, in the Middle East, and if so, how? The seminar also explored research findings about the use of online platforms by activists to effect change in two Middle Eastern countries: Egypt and Kuwait. Among the issues addressed was how and why activists use online platforms, what benefits they gain, and which crucial features engender or hinder their success. The main benefits of these platforms may be the ability, for otherwise excluded groups, to organize, articulate their demands, and mobilize with their national publics. Head of the Global Studies Center at GUST, Dr. Fahed Al-Sumait, said, “It is important that the events of 2011 are examined with hindsight, taking into consideration the various elements that allowed them to grow to the magnitude that they did. Although Kuwait and Egypt are vastly different, it was interesting to see the parallels between the two countries, and the outcomes that we can all learn from this type of research.” The GSC, which hosts regular seminars and discussions on a variety of subjects throughout the year, was founded in 2015 in partnership with the National University of Singapore. It aims to conduct cutting-edge research on cross-national political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental issues of critical importance, as well as share research output and information regionally and globally. Previous events hosted by the GSC include a discussion to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, sponsored by the US Embassy in Kuwait, a lecture by Dr. Peter Sluglett, an expert on Middle Eastern history and Director of the Middle East Institute at NUS, entitled: “An Improvement on Colonialism? The ‘A’ Mandates and their Legacy in the Middle East”, and another by Dr. Daniel Brumberg, the Kuwait Program Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, on US-Arab Relations in a Time of Crisis. Most recently, Princeton scholar Daniel Tavana spoke about the relationships between Lebanese university student elections and the larger political climates which they feed into.

14-Nov-2018

The President Of Kuwait University Welcomed A Delegation From The University Of Strathclyde In The United Kingdom


Kuwait University
The President of Kuwait University Prof. Hussain A. Al-Ansari, welcomed a visiting delegation from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday 31 October 2018, in the presence of Vice Presidents and Deans of a number of scientific colleges at Kuwait University. The delegation included the President of the Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedicine Professor Robin Pleven, the Dean of the Faculty of Science Dr. Nigel Langford Osbukati, the Head of Forensic Medicine Dr. Barry Moore, and Dr. Ibrahim Khadra Associate Professor and International Officer at the College of Science. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation in the fields of pharmacy, science, computer science and other fields of common interest, as they are important areas of development in any country and any university. Stratholyde University is one of the UK's leading universities and has an important international reputation for research and teaching. The University has been ranked fourth in the UK for research by the University's Research Evaluation Unit, The fourth in the field of chemistry in Britain, in addition to the Department of Computer and Information Technology with a higher rank, and the University of Stratholyde received five stars in the classification of QS.

11-Nov-2018

ACK Organizes Second Blood Donation Appeal On Campus


Australian College Of Kuwait
ACK in association with the Central Blood Bank of Kuwait hosted a blood donation appeal on the 15th and 16th of October 2018. The objective of the event was to propagate the significance of blood donations in saving lives, and to generate awareness about receiving and donating blood from different blood types. Accordingly, the event was themed “Every Drop Matters”. The Central Blood Bank of Kuwait collected a total of 300 blood bags from the ACK Blood Donation Appeal at ACK; The Blood Bank expressed their appreciation toward ACK’s community and especially that it was one of the highest amounts of blood donated from educational institutions in Kuwait. It is proposed that for future drives, ACK host the event for an entire week. More information regarding the ACK Healthy Living Committee is available by contacting hshelpdesk@ack.edu.kw

06-Nov-2018

Minister Of Education And Minister Of Higher Education Receives Three International Award Winning KU Professors


Kuwait University
Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Mohammed Abdullatif Al-Faris received three Kuwait University professors, who won international awards in the presence of Kuwait University President Dr. Hussein Ahmed Al-Ansari. The received professors were Prof. Abdulmajeed Safar from College of Science, Dr.Salah Al-Najim from College of Arts and Dr. Kamal Al-Shomer from College of Medicine. On this occasion, Dr. Al-Faris extended his congratulations to the researchers for winning international awards, praising the achievements of the professors and their distinguished participation in international forums. He stressed that these achievements raise the reputation of Kuwait University among international universities, as it is an international recognition that enhances Kuwait's status and highlights its development and excellence in international forums. Kamal Al-Shomer won the Global Excellence Award by the American Federation of endocrine 2017 in America "AACE International Clinician Award 2017". Dr. Salah Alnajem, received the annual award of the World

06-Nov-2018

AUK Signs MOU With International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)


American University Of Kuwait
AUK signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) in an effort to increase international opportunities for its students. This agreement allows AUK students to study abroad at over 150 Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education-approved universities worldwide—including 90 universities in the United States and 36 in Europe. By joining this consortium, the University is expanding the number of study abroad opportunities available to its students, and creating an opportunity for students from around the world to come and study in Kuwait. Initial funding for this program has been provided by the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait through a grant from the U.S. Department of State. The exchange program allows eligible students to study at any available host university during their sophomore spring semester or junior year. Students who study at one of the approved institutions will have a unique opportunity to explore a new place and culture while earning credit towards their degree. Those who study during the spring semester at a U.S. university can choose to extend their experience abroad with a summer internship. President and CEO of ISEP Dr. John S. Lucas stated, “ISEP is pleased to welcome the American University of Kuwait to our growing community of institutions dedicated to providing academic and cross-cultural learning experiences for all students. AUK’s strong programs in Arabic, social and behavioral sciences, international studies and graphic design will attract students from a number of countries, and we anticipate AUK students will be equally interested in the wide variety of fields of study available through our robust portfolio.” In addition to providing individual students with life-changing study abroad opportunities, this program will benefit everyone on campus. Students from over 50 countries will be able to come for an exchange semester at AUK. The program will help promote cultural exchange between AUK and other universities around the globe. ISEP Director of Member Relations, Pablo Ulloa-Perez visited the AUK campus and met with the University Provost, Rawda Awwad; Vice President for Admissions and Public Affairs, Amal Al-Binali; Executive Director of Finance and Administration, Lalitha Varadarajan; Dean of Student Affairs, Hanan Muzaffar; and Assistant to the President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, Tadd Kruse. The meeting took place ahead of information sessions that Ulloa-Perez hosted on how to apply to the exchange program and further details about the experience. ISEP greatly expands the scope of study abroad opportunities available to AUK students. The University also has partnerships with George Washington University in Washington DC, The American University in Cairo in Egypt, SciencesPo in France, and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Commenting on the significance of AUK’s expanding international opportunities for students, study abroad coordinator and Assistant to the President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness Tadd Kruse says, “Study abroad is a life-changing opportunity for academic learning and personal growth, and by partnering with ISEP AUK stays true to its liberal arts identity by creating unique learning opportunities for students across four continents.” About ISEP ISEP was founded in 1979 to facilitate student exchanges throughout the world. The program has sent over 56,000 students abroad since its founding. Students are directly enrolled in courses at their host university to broaden their academic understanding by taking courses where information is presented through a different perspective than in their home country. ISEP strives to provide a full immersion experience to all students participating in its programs. In addition to learning abroad, ISEP programs help students develop cultural competency skills that are necessary for today’s global workforce. (From Left) Dr. Rawda Awwad, Provost; Tadd Kruse, Assistant to the President for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness; Amal Al-Binali, Vice President for Admission and Public Affairs; Lalitha Varadarajan, Executive Director of Finance and Administration; Dr. Hanan Muzaffar, Dean of Student Affairs; Pablo Ulloa-Perez, ISEP Director of Member Relations

04-Nov-2018

College Of Social Sciences Opened The Eighth Forum For Women Under The Slogan Of "Women And Leadership"


AKuwait University
The Secretary General of the Higher Council for Planning and Development in Kuwait Dr. Khalid Mahdi expressed his joy at the launch of the second phase of the leadership training on behalf of the patron of the ceremony, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mrs. Hind Sabih Barak Al-Subeih, which is implemented by Social Sciences at Kuwait University within the framework of the national cooperation between the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Commission for the empowerment of women and gender equality for the implementation of the project to support the State of Kuwait in the implementation of the fifth goal of sustainable development goals on "gender equality" This came during the opening speech delivered by Dr. Khalid Mahdi, the sponsor's representative for the launch of the 8th Women's Forum under the slogan "Women and Leadership" Which will be held under the patronage of the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and the Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Mrs. Hind Barak Al-Subeih on Monday, October 22 and continue until October 24, 2018 He stressed on the importance of such initiatives, which are aimed at enhancing the leadership capabilities of Kuwaiti women to contribute effectively to the national development of the State of Kuwait. In spite of all the efforts made in this field, women occupy high positions in the public and private sectors worldwide. Dr. Mahdi added that discrimination against women is still evident in many sectors and that we must make more efforts which will be a long journey but not impossible. Women's participation in the labor market is lower than men compared to the high rates of female students. Dr. Khalid Mahdi also indicated that it is clear that many challenges faced women's access to decision-making positions, where official statistics still showed modest numbers and percentages of female leadership positions. The gap between women and men remained high in the government sector, stressing that the need to stimulate an enabling environment Women from work and productivity and access to leadership positions is a must , so we need to promote investment in building national capacities and stimulate creativity and innovation in enhancing leadership skills and communication with the public. for his turn, the Dean of College of Social Sciences and Chairman of the Forum, Prof. Hamoud AlQashaan said that this forum enhances the potential partnership between the college, state institutions, regional and international institutions in an effort to enable the College of Social Sciences to be a partner in the development of the State of Kuwait. Prof. AlQashaan pointed out that women began to take serious steps towards leadership positions, expressing his pride that the first female minister in the Government of Kuwait is a faculty member of College of Social Sciences. He also mentioned that women are half the society and they participate in decision-making. It is their ambition to empower women in all areas to become stronger and to have a clear and influential participation in society. For his part, the representative of the United Nations Development Program for Women Mr. Khalid Shahwan said that the forum emphasizes Kuwait's endeavor to empower women to decision-making sites, adding that the forum highlighted the role of the center as a successful outcome in establishing partnerships that support women's empowerment with the United Nations Development Program to empower Kuwaiti women in various fields. Shahwan stressed the importance of such meetings in supporting women and acquiring the skills and strategies that help them in exchanging experiences in the field of leadership and interaction positively, which is one of the most important programs of the State of Kuwait in support of sustainable development and gender equality. Mr. Shahwan explained that the partnership between the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Women’s Research and Studies Center, the United Nations Development Program, and UN Women is to continue the work of programs, initiatives and courses aimed at investing in opportunities for the empowerment of women. He stated that this work comes within the framework of achieving the development vision in the State of Kuwait (new Kuwait), which aims to invest in the human element, pointing out that the empowerment of women is not limited to a specific area, but covers all areas and sectors in the country. For her part, the head of the Center for Women's Studies and Research at the College of Social Sciences, Dr. Lubna AlQadhi, said in a speech that the challenges facing women are much greater than the challenges facing men in leadership positions, but they always seek to prove their existence and their legitimacy in society. Dr. AlQadhi praised the increase in the number of women pioneers, where the empowerment of women in the political leadership in the Arab world 18% and 24% in the world at the level of economic leadership amounted to 15% and there are increasing numbers. In addition, Dr. AlQadhi indicated that since its inception, the center has been working towards partnerships aimed at supporting Kuwait's national plan to support women and achieve the fifth goal of sustainable development of the United Nations in supporting and empowering women.

04-Nov-2018

Kuwait University Held A Coordination Meeting With The General Secretariat Of The Gulf Cooperation Council


Kuwait University
Kuwait University participates in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) days event , which is organized by the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council during the period from 5 to 11 November 2018. On the sidelines of the event, Kuwait University represented by the Department of Public Relations and Media held a coordination meeting with the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The meeting was chaired by Assistant Secretary General for Economic and Development Affairs Khalifa Al-Abri and attended by Director of Public Relations and Media Department at Kuwait University Diaa Abdulrahman Al-Fares along with members of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the timetable of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) days event , the coordination of the symposiums to be held at Kuwait University and to discuss the nature of the university's participation in the event. KU participates in the activities of the days of the Gulf Cooperation Council through the establishment of seminars on campus, in cooperation with College of Social Sciences , college of Business Administration Sciences and College of Law. KU will hold several seminars and workshops within the GCC days event: -The workshop on international trade and creation of job opportunities will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM, in Hall 3C Faculty of Buisness Administration - Shuwaikh Campus. - Seminar on External Relations of the GCC on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 10 AM, in the round room - Abdullah Al Jaber Theater - Shuwaikh Campus. Entrepreneurship Workshop with similar experiences on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 9:30 AM, at Othman Abdulmalik Hall - Shuwaikh Campus. A lecture on GCC joint security work and the achievements of the interior ministries in the GCC countries on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM, in the round room - Abdullah Al Jaber Theater - Campus - Shuwaikh. A workshop to introduce the GCC joint work decisions will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:30 AM in the round room - Abdullah Al Jaber Theater - Campus - Shuwaikh. A lecture on the dissemination of intellectual property culture will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 10 AM, in Othman Abdulmalik Hall - Faculty of Law - Campus - Shuwaikh. Security Event entitled "The march and achievements of the GCC joint military action" on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM , at the World Bank Hall - Faculty of Social Sciences – Shuwaikh Campus.

04-Nov-2018

The College Of Arts Welcomed The Ambassador Of The Republic Of Kyrgyzstan


Kuwait University
The Dean of College of Arts at Kuwait University Prof. Souad Abdulwahab welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan Smargul Adamkulova, in the presence of the Head of the English Department Dr. Lafi AlHarbi and the Head of the Arabic Language Department Dr. Abdulmohssen AlTabtabai. The visit came as part of the promotion of joint relations between the two countries, especially the scientific and cultural aspects between the two sides. Prof. Abdulwahab stressed the need for future cooperation between universities in the Kyrgyz Republic and Kuwait University, pointing out the importance of teaching Arabic language and studies there, adding that the College of Arts is fully prepared to hold lectures and seminars between the college and the embassy in order to expand intellectual and cultural exchange between the two countries. At the end, Adamkulova offered a souvenir to Pro. Souad Abdulwahab wishing to meet her invitation to visit the Kyrgyz Republic.

04-Nov-2018

GUST Hosts IFIP Conference


Gulf University For Science And Technology
Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) is currently hosting the 17th annual International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Conference. The event brings together approximately 75 scholars from around the globe to present research findings conducted on the subject of this year’s conference: Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era. Among these, 11 are from GUST. The event is to be held over a period of four days on GUST’s campus, and will be the first time that this symposium is held in Kuwait. With the exponential growth of digital forums across the world on a multitude of platforms, it is imperative the academic community explore different ways of adapting to new realities to conduct business. This is especially true today as opportunities afforded to consumers - due to the sheer volume of information accessible to them - presents challenges to companies that need to constantly create innovative strategies to remain relevant. Similarly, consumers are also challenged as they seek optimal ways of sifting through information which inundates them, and makes the process of selecting the best product or service provider increasingly difficult. Prior to the conference, a doctoral colloquium was held to give Ph.D. candidates and research students an opportunity to present their work to a panel of experts to get feedback and gain further insight in their area of study. GUST Vice President of Academic Affairs and Conference Co-Chair, Dr. Salah Al-Sharhan, said, “As the world around us changes, so must we. As academics, we must consistently strive to find ways to relate to and connect with the wider world. This conference is a prime opportunity to learn from other scholars and academics, learn how their findings can be applied locally, and also cement GUST’s place as a veritable regional knowledge hub.” Presenting findings on behalf of GUST will be Nabae Asfar, Dr. Saeed Askary, Dr. Ahmed ElMorshidy, Dr. Ahmed Hassanein, Dr. Khalid Kisswani, and Professor Taher Ali , who explored the topics of e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society. Also in attendance, are prominent scholars such as Professor Yogesh Dwivedi from Swansea University in Wales, Professor George Balabanis from City University in London, Dr. Winfried Lamersdorf from the University of Hamburg, and Professor Matti Mantymaki, from University of Turku, Finland. Dean of the College of Business Administration and Conference Co-chair, Professor Antonis Simintiras, said, “I am very optimistic that this conference will yield some interesting results, and I am excited to hear the different perspectives scholars from around the world will present to us. I’d also like to thank Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and That Al Salasil for their support in helping put together such a high profile and prestigious conference. The IFIP conference has taken place annually for the last 16 years, however, this is the first time that it has taken place in Kuwait. The previous conference was held in The Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and explored the topics of Smart Cities, Innovation, and Sustainablity. Further information on the upcoming conference can be found on: https://ifip.gust.edu.kw/

04-Nov-2018

Counseling Center Hosts Lecture On Mental Health In Collaboration With ASAP Initiative


American University Of Kuwait
The Counseling Center at AUK collaborated with the ASAP Initiative to host a lecture by Dr. Lori Davis, a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Professional Associate at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The ASAP Initiative was founded in October 2017 by Sheikha Majda, co-founder of the Kuwaiti beauty brand ASAP. The initiative aims to normalize mental health issues in Kuwait by raising awareness and encouraging people to open up to others about their struggles. The lecture was held in the AUK auditorium and was attended by AUK students and members of the public. The event began with opening remarks by Sheikha Majda. After explaining the history and goals of the Initiative, she introduced Dr. Davis who created a video to educate the audience about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and then described the different ways in which the disorder can manifest in people—from a subtle, short-term effect, to an overwhelming, debilitating condition. The event provided an open and safe atmosphere to learn about a condition that affects the community and gave audience members a chance to ask questions about symptoms, treatment, and how to get involved with fighting the stigma. Reflecting on the collaboration, Director of the Counseling Center, Jason Sullivan commented, “ASAP Initiative and Dr. Davis were excited to come out and share the opportunity. They were very excited about the Art and Music Therapy program because it has similar goals to the initiative—creating an alternative way for people to receive therapy while helping normalize mental health. We are probably going to coordinate with them in the future to do more work, because I really think it’s a great initiative.” About ASAP Initiative The ASAP Initiative was launched in October 2017. It is spearheaded by Sheikha Majda, co-founder of ASAP, a Kuwaiti beauty brand. The initiative aims to end the stigma against mental health in Kuwait by sharing the benefits of opening up to others and being honest about your struggles. About Dr. Lori Davis Dr. Lori Davis is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Professional Associate at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She specializes in PTSD and anxiety disorders and has published over 20 articles on the topics. Jason Sullivan, Director of the Counseling Center Dr. Lori Davis during her lecture

04-Nov-2018

AUM Students Win First Places In The IEOM Washington DC Conference


American University Of The Middle East
Industrial Engineering Students from the American University of the Middle East won four competitions during their participation in the 3rd North American IEOM Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, held at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Campus, USA, from 27th till 29th of September 2018. More than ten universities competed in the competitions for students such as: the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and Northeastern University in USA, the University of Monterrey in Mexico, the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rouen (INSA) in France, Yanbu Industrial College in Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Azad University in Iran. The conference was organized by IEOM Society International in collaboration with the African Engineering Education Association (AEEA), the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), the Society of Cost and Quality Engineers (SCQE), and BKSTI: Agency for Cooperation of Higher Education of Industrial Engineering in Indonesia. Academics, researchers and practitioners from different industries took part in the conference which included more than 350 research papers and projects submitted

04-Nov-2018

لبة "الهندسة البحرية" في زيارة لحاضنة الشويخ الحرفية


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ام طلبة قسم الهندسة البحرية والسيارات بكلية الدراسات التكنولوجية بالهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي و التدريب يرافقهم رئيس القسم د.خالد العوضي بزيارة الى حاضنة الشويخ الحرفية استقبلهم خلالها مدير الحاضنة م.راشد المحمد . رحب م.المحمد بالطلبة وقدم لهم شرحاً تفصيلياً عن الحاضنة وأنشطتها والخدمات التي تقدمها للمبادرين الجدد، مسلطاً الضوء على الفرص الوظيفية التي تقدمها الحاضنة لخريجي الهيئة. وفي ختام الزيارة قامت م. إيمان الخياط من الحاضنة بمرافقة الطلبة في جولة للتعرف على على الورش والمشاريع التي تضمها الحاضنة وعلى المبادرين وتجاربهم

04-Nov-2018

ل"التربية الأساسية بالتطبيقي" في الملتقى الجامعي لمنطقة العاصمة التعليمية


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اركت كلية التربية الأساسية بالهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب في الملتقى الجامعي الذي نظمته الإدارة العامة لمنطقة العاصمة التعليمية التابعة لوزارة التربية, والذي أقيم على مسرح ثانوية الروضة للبنات، بمشاركة أكثر من خمسة عشر جهة من الجامعات الخاصة والهيئات والمعاهد الأكاديمية وجامعة الكويت. حضر الملتقى طلاب وطالبات من أكثر من 13 مدرسة من المرحلة الثانوية، بهدف تعريفهم شروط القبول في الجامعات الحكومية والخاصة في الكويت ومزايا أهم التخصصات الأدبية والعلمية والتقنية المتاحة، وتوضيح أهم الخدمات التي توفرها معاهد ومراكز اللغة الإنجليزية عند تقديم القبول الجامعي. من جانبه أكد عميد كلية التربية الأساسية أ.د فهد عبدالرحمن الرويشد أن الهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب تغتنم مثل هذه اللقاءات التنويرية للتعريف بدور الكليات التابعة لها كي يلتحق الشباب بتخصصاتها وتصبح اختياراتهم مبنية على أسس علمية وموضوعية تخدم التنمية المجتمعية وأن الكلية حريصة على تواجدها في مثل هذه الملتقيات لتهيئة الطلبة في مرحلة الثانوية العامة للحياة الجامعية المستقبلية وتعريفهم بأهم التخصصات المتوفرة وبيان الأمور الأكاديمية والاجتماعية والتربوية والنفسية الخاصة بالبيئة الجامعية. وبين أ.د الرويشد أن الملتقى يهدف الى توجيه الطلبة نحو مؤسسات إعداد المعلم وفقا لطموحاتهم وامكاناتهم وتقديم الفرص التعليمية لرفد سوق العمل، مضيفا ان توجيه الطالبات والطلبة نحو التخصصات التي تلبي طموحهم يمكننا من تحقيق أهداف الكليات وتقليص المصاعب التي تواجه الشباب في الالتحاق بالمجالات التي تخدم البلاد، مقدماً الشكر لكافة القائمين على الملتقى الجامعي، آملاً أن يتكرر في كل فصل دراسي. كما أكدت العميد المساعد للشؤون الطلابية أ.د لطيفة الكندري أهمية اختيار التخصص الملائم في المرحلة الجامعية حتى يتعرف الطالب بصورة مباشرة على مهن المستقبل المختلفة وأي منها الأقرب إلى اهتماماته وميوله وبما يتوافق مع اشتراطات كل تخصص. وأوضح وفد كلية التربية الأساسية خلال الملتقى أهم التخصصات والنسب المئوية الخاصة بكل تخصص والمقصود بالتخصصات النادرة، وكذلك إجراءات التسجيل والقبول عبر البوابة الالكترونية للهيئة العامة للتعليم التطبيقي والتدريب. هذا وقد قام الوفد بتوزيع بعض البروشورات الخاصة بكلية التربية الأساسية ومكتب التسجيل ومركز الدعم التربوي التابع للكلية على الطلبة والطالبات.

25-Oct-2018

لGUST Global Studies Center Examines The Effects Of Student Elections In The Middle East


Gulf University For Science And Technology
In its first event of the semester, Gulf University of Science and Technology’s (GUST) Global Studies Center (GSC) hosted a seminar last Tuesday titled “The Origins of Partisanship in the Middle East: Student Elections at the American University of Beirut”, with Visiting Scholar Daniel Tavana from Princeton University. The seminar explored students’ perceptions of university elections and presented findings from an original survey experiment conducted at the American University of Beirut, before and after the annual student elections. The discussion, led by Tavana, delved into existing research which concludes that university life in advanced democracies helps to promote citizenship, encourage political participation, and foster greater tolerance. Tavana’s research sheds more light on campuses within the Middle East to examine if university conditions can have the same positive effects in these contexts. The seminar also debated whether student elections encourage the adoption of democratic attitudes, or if they are merely tools that political parties and factions use to manipulate the processes of political socialization. Daniel L. Tavana, is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics at Princeton University, and a visiting scholar at the GSC. Tavana holds degrees from Cambridge University, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His research interests focus on elections, political behavior, and public opinion in the Middle East and North Africa. GSC Chair, Dr. Fahed Al-Sumait, said: “We are honored to have Daniel with us while he conducts his PhD fieldwork in Kuwait. His expertise on electoral politics was evident in tonight's presentation and is also a big part of his ongoing dissertation project. I think that we can all benefit from the kind of work he does.” The GSC has other exciting talks planned for this year, the next of which explores online activism in the Middle East and will be presented by Dr. Jon Nordenson from the University of Oslo at GUST on November 7 at 5:00 pm. The GSC regularly hosts discussions that stimulate research and contribute positively to the campus experience for students and faculty alike. It is a leading Kuwaiti center on global studies issues and a vehicle for engaging both internal and external communities through events, lectures and by hosting visiting scholars from around the world. Previous GSC held lectures included; “The Rise of Islamic State, the Future of Iraq, and the Risks to the Gulf States”, by leading scholar Professor Toby Dodge, Director of the Kuwait Programme at the London School of Economics, and “Dare to do Mighty Things: Exploring Beyond the Earth” by NASA scientist, Zainab Cox.

24-Oct-2018

لThe President Of Kuwait University Meets The Director Of The National Bureau For Academic Accreditation


Kuwait University
In an effort to enhance communication with higher education institutions in Kuwait, Dr. Hamad AlAdwani, Director of the National Bureau for Academic Accreditation & Education Quality Assurance (NBAQ), met with the President of Kuwait University, Prof. Hussein AlAnsari, in the presence of Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jamal AlNakas, Vice President for Planning Dr. Adel AlHussainan, Dr. Ali A. Abdullah, and Dr. Abeer Hassan. The Director of NBAQ gave a presentation that included the definition of the role of the authority in evaluating the programs of the higher education institutions in the State of Kuwait that aimed at raising their levels and initiating the process of institutional accreditation of Kuwait University. In addition, appropriate mechanisms have been put in place to enhance communication between Kuwait University and NBAQ, and provide support through the organization of workshops and lectures on the definition of the process of self-evaluation, institutional, and program accreditation and raise the academic classification and continue constructive efforts between the Bureau and Kuwait University. The University administration welcomed the activation of the academic accreditation of the university and the start of developing appropriate mechanisms for this. Dr. Hamad AlAdwani thanked the University administration for the positive meeting and the keenness of Kuwait University to carry out the evaluation process and start the process of institutional accreditation.

24-Oct-2018

لGUST’s Gulf Financial Center Organizes Live Stock Market Simulation


Gulf University For Science And Technology
The Gulf Financial Center (GFC) at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) organized a workshop on campus, in collaboration with, Al-Tijari Financial Brokerage Company. The workshop, entitled “Live Stock Market Simulation”, was created specifically for GUST finance students to experience hands-on trade training on how the Kuwait financial market operates on a daily basis. GFC Director, Dr. Fida Karam, said: “We aim to provide our students with the best tools to experience a live stock market simulation in order to ensure their exposure to real trading habits within the Boursa Kuwait stock market.” Utilizing the latest technology and interactive methodology available at the GFC, 17 students were able to learn the intricacies of virtual trading, trading floor vocabulary, how markets work, how to trade instruments, as well as the appropriate way to react to market movements. Mohammad Al- Rudaini, Deputy CEO, and Abdullah Al-Salman, IT Senior Officer, from Al-Tijari Financial Brokerage Company, led the training, and introduced students to the latest stock market trading systems that can help improve their skills and knowledge in trading. Al-Tijari Financial Brokerage Company CEO, Mishal Alqinai, said “We built the workshop to start with an overview of the history of the Kuwait Stock Exchange since its inception until today, then explained the concerned authorities and regulatory bodies and the role of each of them. From there, we were able to shed light on all kinds of electronic trading systems. It was an honor to lead this workshop in such an experimental environment in to adequately demonstrate how the stock trading process works in Kuwait.” Al-Tijari, is a financial firm that facilitates the buying and selling of financial securities. Through this collaboration, students were given the opportunity to establish lasting connections, and learn more about mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities in the field. GFC at GUST is one of the most advanced academic applied financial centers in the Middle East. It is the center’s goal to empower the upcoming generation and enhance their command and fluency in the field of finance. It is through this type of initiative that GUST continues to build on its mission to become a knowledge-hub that benefits and engages students, academics, and the wider Kuwait community.

14-Oct-2018

Malaysian Delegation Visits The Faculty Of Engineering And Petroleum


Kuwait University
The Department of Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University welcomed a Malaysian delegation from the University of Technology Malaysia. The delegation is represented by Professor Othman Bin Chih Ban, and Dr. Asma Benti Hassan, in the presence ofHead of the Civil Engineering Department Dr. Fahad Al-Rukeibi, Dr. Mohammad Al-Khaldi, Dr. Khaldoun Rahal, Prof. Mohammad Fathi Hamouda, Dr. Nawaf Al Otaibi and a group of engineers and graduate students. The visit aimed at discussing common areas in how to benefit from shared experiences.

14-Oct-2018

Turkish Ambassador Visits The Faculty Of Arts At Kuwait University


Kuwait University
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts Prof. Suad Abdul Wahab welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey Aisha Hilal in her office, where the visit came from the promotion of bilateral relations between the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Turkey, especially relations that relate to the cultural and scientific aspects between the two countries. Prof. Suad Abdulwahab pointed out the importance of intensifying cultural activities to expand horizons of future scientific and cultural cooperation. The meeting was attended by the Head of History Department at the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Abdullah Al-Hajri and Mr. Ali Al-Shammari from the Language Center. The visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between Kuwait University and the Turkish Republic. The two sides also discussed the importance of expanding the horizons of future scientific and cultural cooperation, identifying the latest scientific and academic developments, and increasing the work on enhancing and developing them.

14-Oct-2018

Kuwait Engineers Program Launched Its Second Edition Under The Sponsorship Of Limak Construction Company


Kuwait University
Kuwait Engineers Program launched its second edition, which aims to train 30 students and engineers in different majors from the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University during the first semester of the academic year 2018-2019, about 200 hours of training divided into 8 sections. Upon successfully completing the program, participants will receive the Board of Technology Education Certificate for Management and Leadership accredited in more than 100 countries around the world, and 3 BTEC study units and business administration for field training in this semester. This field program aims at empowering students, refining their leadership and management skills and helping them to form a clear picture of their future engineering work. The College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University signed a memorandum of understanding with Limak Construction Company in February 2017, which is one of the leading construction companies in the world. The memorandum aims at providing channels of communication and enhancing cooperation between the two parties to exchange experiences in various fields of engineering. The two parties also agreed to develop joint training programs for students. Limak initiated a joint professional training program for Kuwaiti and Gulf students at the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University in collaboration with the Turkish Boğaziçi University. This program will enable them to acquire experience and receive practical knowledge and encourage them to engage in field engineering work in the largest construction projects. The first edition of the program was successfully completed, and the first batch was graduated at a ceremony held by Limak at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul as part of a trip for the trainees who successfully acquired the training. furthermore, in order to reach out to the trainees, the chairman of Limac Investment Company board a subsidiary of Limac Company, Ms. Ibero Uzdemir, in the presence of Dr. Amani Bouqamaz from the College of Engineering and Petroleum and supervisor of the program, and Dr. Tamer Attarport Director of the Center for Continuing Education at Boğaziçi University met with a group of trainees to discuss the aspects which benefited from the training program and their suggestions for developing the program.

14-Oct-2018

CBA Welcomed The Delegation Of The Chinese Academy For West Asian And African Studies


Kuwait University
College of business Administrations Dean at Kuwait University Dr. Mishari AlHajri welcomed a delegation from the Chinese Academy for West Asian and African Studies, which included a number of researchers and advisors in charge of the Middle East, in the presence of assistant deans and heads of scientific departments at the college. The aim of the visit was to discuss ways of cooperation between the college and the academy in the field of benefiting the two institutions at the academic, cultural and practical levels. It is worth mentioning that the academy is a governmental academy concerned with the provision of studies and consultations to the Chinese government, which includes more than 40 research institutions, specialized in studies in all fields in the regions, including the Middle East Studies Foundation, which focuses on the economics and politics. The delegation is visiting Kuwait to prepare the necessary studies on the readiness of Kuwait for the project of North Kuwait, the islands, and the city of Hareer.

14-Oct-2018

AUK Students Participate In George Washington University Study Abroad Programme


American University Of Kuwait
Two AUK students were awarded scholarships to participate in a six-week summer program at George Washington University (GWU). This summer program provides AUK students with the opportunity to take two three-credit undergraduate classes at GWU, along with fully paid tuition, health insurance, and accommodations. Batool Hasan and Omar Khalil were the recipients of this year’s scholarship in the summer of 2018. Their experiences are summed by the following categories: Academic: Batool was exposed to different schools of thinking as this experience pushed her to take classes she would not normally gravitate towards. She registered for two courses, a philosophy course titled Ethics in Business and the Professions, and a Comparative Politics course. Batool greatly enjoyed the ethics class as it tackled moral issues in engineering and encouraged class discussion. The Comparative Politics course offered a nice change from her usual engineering classes through analysis of different political regimes and why they succeed in certain conditions and fail to progress the livelihood of citizens in other circumstances. Omar was enrolled in two courses—World History and Media Arabic. World History was an intensive yet fascinating course that dealt with many important historical events throughout the world since the 15th century, culminating in how these events have shaped the world as we know it today. Media Arabic was an advanced Arabic course that Omar had initially started with great trepidation but quickly grew to enjoy as he spent classes exchanging cultural ideas with his American classmates. He has learned a great deal about the techniques English speakers utilize in learning Arabic and has imparted knowledge to his classmates on the linguistic dichotomies between Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic. One of the ways Omar sought to make the most of his stay in Washington DC was by improving his professional skillsets. As a student deeply engaged in app and game development, Omar took part in a couple of developer meet ups where he was able to network with many other game developers, try their projects and receive valuable feedback on an app he is currently working on. Cultural: Batool aimed to engage in as many activities as her short time in D.C. would allow. She will forever remember the hustle of the Fourth of July parades and mesmerizing fireworks. Being a fan of museums, she visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Renwick Gallery, the Museum of Natural History, and other lesser known museums such as the International Spy Museum. In addition to that, she had the opportunity to see the White House, visit George Town, the Mount Vernon estate and the old city Alexandria. Living in the heart of a metropolitan city was a striking change as it was always hustling with movement. Everything from restaurants to supermarkets to university buildings was within walking distance from the dormitory Shenkman Hall. “Staying in a dormitory allowed me to make friends easily as I was always meeting people,” Batool remarks about her experience at Shenkman Hall. Not only did Omar enjoy his time in Washington DC as a tourist as he visited many of the Smithsonian’s museums as well as the city’s most important monuments throughout his stay, but he also endeavored to experience the city in a way that better integrated him into the environment, helped him cope with culture shock and even made him feel like he was closer to the heart of city life: by living as a local. He cooked for himself as often as he could, revisited several tucked-away yet beautiful bookshops and cafes, befriended locals through meet-ups, discovered obscure reading spots by the Potomac River and even changed up his jogging routes constantly to remain active and spontaneously discover new areas he would never have encountered before. Personal Growth: Batool accomplished two goals before her experience at GWU even started: Travelling alone for a long journey, and visiting a country she had not been to before. As soon as she reached the dormitory, she quickly got acquainted with her dorm mates, who later on became a family to her, and joined together to visit the monuments and surrounding area in an effort to make the most out of her experience. Batool also crossed off another item on her bucket list with a visit to New York city, in which she visited the Empire State building and Statue of Liberty. From developing a sturdier work-ethic from his intensive classes to broadening his cultural awareness, Omar has gone through a lot of personal growth that he attributes to the George Washington Summer Program. There were ups and downs throughout the experience, but everything Omar has gained will benefit him tremendously in his academic, professional and personal life, and he would recommend everyone to take part during the next program. AUK students Batool Hassan and Omar Khalil at George Washington University

23-Sep-2018

Launch Of ACK English Village


Australian College Of Kuwait
A special area has been set up on campus as the ACK English Village. The purpose is to have an area outside the normal classroom environment to enhance the English speaking skills of students. Two of the ongoing activities inside the English Village are suggestions for “Quote of the week” and a chat board on the “Topic of the Week”. For more information about the ACK English Village

23-Sep-2018

AUK Starts The New Academic Year With A Successful New Student Orientation And Welcome Week


American University Of Kuwait
AUK held its bi-annual student orientation where it welcomed first-time students to the AUK campus. The orientation is one of the most highly regarded events on campus as it intends to prepare students to effectively transition into university, while giving students the tools and information needed to become academically and socially successful at AUK. The orientation was inaugurated by the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar who explained that, "New Student Orientation is a vital part of the holistic transition and success of a student during their university experience. At AUK, we are committed to providing an all rounded experience for our students while providing them with a smooth and enjoyable transition, as we continue to enrich their academic, extracurricular and social lives on campus." Following Dr. Muzaffar's opening remarks, the Provost, Dr. Rawda Awwad spoke of the timelessness of learning and the significance of diversity of backgrounds and interests in the university community, citing them as some of the reasons that make AUK proud of its community. The speeches ended with a video that highlighted the students' achievements in their involvements, both on and off campus. The incoming students were then led on tours around campus and got to know each other through various ice breaking activities. The tour was organized by the Division of Student Affairs that also introduced its voluntary Peer Mentor Program for this year's new student orientation. Comprised of 12 AUK junior and senior students, each peer mentor is assigned a group of around 30 freshmen to help them acclimate to the University, take them to their first club meetings and events, assist them with finding their way around campus and guide them through the process of dealing with various offices in the University. In commenting on the success of the Peer Mentor Program, Dr. Muzaffar said, "The Peer Mentors were excited for this opportunity, saying that they volunteered for this program because of their love for AUK and their desire to welcome the new students into their community." Following this, optional activities ranging from an art workshop at the University's art and therapy room to a basketball game in the indoor court were organized. The AUK orientation week continued on campus with the Welcome Week activities that encouraged student engagement within the university community. Organized by the Office of Student Life, Division of Student Affairs, Welcome Week kicked off with a barbecue by the Student Life team, photo challenge, movie night, an involvement fair which consisted of recruitment for student clubs, organizations and university departments; wrapping up the fun-filled week was a mini carnival by AUK's Student Council. Commenting on the success of Welcome Week, Dr. Muzaffar said, "Welcome to a new academic year at AUK new and returning AUK students, we have been eager to meet you all! Our Welcome Week activities are here to provide all students with different ways to connect and meet their new and continuing fellow students, staff and available resources at AUK. We are looking forward to a successful fall 2018 semester."

19-Sep-2018

Collaborative Between ACK And NTEC


Australian College Of Kuwait
On the 9th of September 2018, the ACK president, the advisor to the ACK president, the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Engineering Head of Departments hosted their guests from EnerTech Company in ACK to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding in respect of renewable energy between: The Australian College of Kuwait – ACK The National Technology Enterprises Company – NTEC This memorandum defines the general framework of a continuous cooperation that concerns mainly but is not limited to: study and develop joint training curriculums; exchange or assign personnel for collaborative training, projects or sharing experience; develop joint projects and trainings aimed at providing advanced technical support and services to local and regional industries; transfer and exchange science and technology-related information; exchange or share facilities and equipment for collaborative or independent research and trainings based on the policies of both Parties; organize or co-sponsor symposia, conferences, forums, seminars, workshops and training courses upon mutual interests; extend invitations for attending scholarly and technical meetings as well as national and international conferences; and Provide opportunities for ACK students to obtain field training and internship at NTEC’s or its subsidiaries’ premises as part of their graduation requirements. ACK is the first Private Higher Education Institution in Kuwait that took this initiative in renewable energy field.

19-Sep-2018

The Office Of The Vice Chancellor For Scientific Affairs Organized A Workshop For The New Faculty Members At Kuwait University


Kuwait University
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Scientific Affairs organized a workshop for the new faculty members. This workshop aims to prepare the faculty member for the practical life and to carry out his work at the university as a member of the faculty as the main pillar in the process of elevating the university to what it aspires from its scientific place, The most important regulations and regulations followed by the university. On the occasion of the occasion, Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs, Dr. Jamal Fakher Al-Nakas, said that the University of Kuwait, represented by the Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs, held a workshop for the newly appointed faculty members from outside the State of Kuwait to inform them of the most important rules, Kuwait. He explained that life in Kuwait University is subject to many regulations, including university law, its executive regulations, the regulations of the faculty of teaching affairs and other regulations, adding that these regulations need to be understood, read and understood so that the faculty member can practice his work properly and guided and useful at Kuwait University. And between Prof. The purpose of this workshop is to inform the new faculty members first of all about the principles of the university charter and the contents of this charter of rights and duties and the organization of the relationship between the faculty member and the student and his relationship with his fellow professors and his relation with the institution to which he belongs, . He added that the workshop aims to inform the faculty member about the regulations related to scientific publishing, research publication and promotions, as well as to know how the evaluation process to be held for a member of the faculty to teach in each semester. The workshop deals with all the rules governing the work of the faculty member at the university Vacations and scientific materials and the definition of all that is necessary to exercise his work at Kuwait University. For his part, the Chairman of the Standing Committee for the accreditation of scientific journals, Professor Haitham Lababidi, explained the rules of accreditation of the international scientific journals for the purposes of promotion at Kuwait University, explaining the articles of the rules and procedures adopted in the adoption of scientific journals. For his part, Dr. Waleed Al-Menais of the Faculty of Social Sciences explained that there are three tasks for each faculty member, which is teaching as one of the most important duties of the faculty member, scientific research and scientific production as the tool that elevates the university's scientific status and level of education. And contribute to community service through related activities in the field of specialization, also indicating the conditions and standards of promotion and the requirements and procedures for promotion of faculty members. In her turn, Deputy Assistant Director of Kuwait University for Scientific Affairs and Director of the Evaluation and Measurement Center Dr. Rawah Al-Jarallah explained the course of the course, describing the decision planning system, grades, evaluation and academic regulations. Neighboring regulations concerning fraud tests and procedures. For his part, Dr. Shaheen Al-Shaheen, from the Faculty of Law, Department of International Law, explained the list of faculty members and the practical tasks through a statement regarding the scientific tasks and full-time vacations and academic work within the university, stressing that the faculty member is an investment in Kuwait University for further development and progress.
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