Hosted in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi, the THE MENA Universities Summit 2023 will explore higher education in the region.
The agenda will focus on promoting innovation, agility and strong national and regional collaboration, with a drive towards incorporating sustainability and equity across all aspects of an institution's outlook and long-term strategy
As the UAE is host to the United Nations’ COP28 climate change conference in 2023, we will be putting a special focus on universities’ contribution to sustainability and ensuring that higher education’s vital role in supporting the COP agenda is front and centre.
Above all, the summit will be about the future – the future of institutions and their research, the future of graduates and their adaptability and the future of the planet and its survival.
"The Arab world is enjoying a renaissance in higher education, research and innovation, with the region’s universities surging up the global rankings. It is clear that real leadership on this is coming from the UAE. The event will bring together university leaders from across the whole region and beyond to harness the great momentum in the Arab world and help drive further progress."
– Phil Baty, chief knowledge officer, THE
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