Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

● The partnership aims to address the widening skills gap by imparting future-proof skills to students 
● Students will learn using active learning pedagogy and can earn a Bachelor's degree in Business Transformation, Computational Systems, and Social Innovation
● Programme starts in September 2021 and applications are now open at zuxminerva.com 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June, 2021: Zayed University has joined forces with Minerva Project, the pathbreaking US-based educational innovator, to launch the first  interdisciplinary programme of study in the Middle East. The partnership, Zayed University X Minerva, was formally signed in Dubai on 8 June 2021 in the presence of Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, President of Zayed University, and Ben Nelson, the Founder and CEO of Minerva Project. 
The meeting and signing ceremony was also attended by  and the following members of the University Council at Zayed University,  HE Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, Vice-Chair of the University Council, His Excellency Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), Moza Al Akraf Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development, Shatha AlHashmi, Advisor, the Executive Advisory Unit, Prime Minister Office; Mariam Saeed Ghobash, University Council member; Saeed Sultan Rashed Al Dhaheri, Businessman; Emeritus Professor Rob Whelan, Director - Whelan Consulting Pty Ltd., Dr. Khalid M. AlKhazraji, Vice-President of Zayed University, and Professor Clayton Mackenzie, Provost of Zayed University.
The programme's objective is to teach enduring skills based on an interdisciplinary and cross-contextual curriculum. Students will be able to choose from three interdisciplinary programmes — Business Transformation, Computational Systems, and Social Innovation — aimed at addressing global economic, technological and societal challenges.  
All classes will be taught using Minerva's proprietary Fully Active Learning pedagogy, based on decades of research in the science of learning.  All dedicated faculty will be trained in the Minerva teaching methodology which is based on radically flipped classrooms, where students engage in deep processing through extensive use of polls, debates, and collaborative work.  
Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth and President of Zayed University, said: “Zayed University strives to play a leading role in enabling growth, harnessing the power of education to uplift communities and society as a whole. To this end, we have partnered with Minerva to build a new way of learning. As the needs of the knowledge-based society evolve, we recognise that new challenges demand new approaches to problem-solving. Zayed University X Minerva has been launched to create the next-generation of problem solvers; equipping them with relevant and applicable skills to attain lasting success and overcome future challenges.”
“We are delighted to have Zayed University as our pioneer partner in the Middle East. As Zayed University and the UAE look to the future, this interdisciplinary programme will ensure that the outstanding students who graduate from the programme will be equipped with enduring, future-proof skills regardless of the career paths they choose,” said Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO of Minerva Project. “These skills are not learned by listening to lectures, but through active learning, experiential activities and professional immersion. We have heard repeatedly from employers that Minerva graduates stand out due to their critical, creative and collaborative skills — skills that are lacking in other university graduates.”
Students will also acquire and hone vital leadership and global citizenship skills by engaging with the local community and a range of civil society initiatives. In addition, all enrolled students will spend a portion of their time working in groups and engaging regional and global employers. In doing so, they will apply the knowledge gained in the classroom in a professional context; bridging the gap between learning and working.
Zayed University X Minerva will blend the best of advanced technology and in-person amenities. Classes will be conducted on Minerva's proprietary learning environment, Forum™️ — the most sophisticated virtual learning platform available — while interactions with its multicultural student body, will be facilitated on both of Zayed University's  state-of-the-art campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This hybrid approach offers students the flexibility to attend class from anywhere in the world.
The programme, which offers a four-year Bachelor's degree in the three above-mentioned disciplines,  starts in September 2021.

Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 4084 times
Posted on : Wednesday, June 16, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : College of Business at ADU Extends AACSB Accreditation for Another five Years
Next Story : Abu Dhabi University participates in Hassantuk for commercial buildings in collaboration with the Mi...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers


Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Aesop's Parsley Seed Essentials - Your New Skincare Routine Favourites
British-Born MG Motor Gains in Popularity during the first half of 2021 in the M...
Standard Chartered Global Focus Q3 2021: Navigating a Vulnerable Recovery
Time with Michael Phelps
You Know About the Diamond 4cs, but There Is Another ‘c' You Should Know About —...
Back to the Office with CATRICE
Sony Middle East & Africa Introduces the New Interchangeable-Lens Camera Alpha Z...
Take Advantage of Jewellery Surprises at Malabar Gold & Diamonds before it ends
Samsung Announces Exclusive Odyssey G9 Curved offer for UAE Consumers through th...
Al Fardan Exchange Joins Forces With Empay's Contactless Ecosystem in Landmark D...
MAX&Co. FW21
Dubai-Based King Group Hospitality Expands Portfolio that will Boost UAE's Dh55 ...
SEHA Introduces Specialized Saturday Clinics Across the Network
ADU Welcomes more than 50 High School Students to the “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamps
Zoho to make Zoho Invoice Free of Charge to Empower SMEs to Rebuild and Grow
Push Start! - OMEGA
11th Edition of SIAL Middle East and Abu Dhabi International Date Palm Exhibitio...
ABB to Present Sustainable Solutions at Dubai EXPO 2020
Live from BMW Welt: The Esports Industry Assembles Virtually at BMW Esports Boos...
Thought Series – The “True Knowing” and “Genuinely Being” Syndrome
McLaren Racing Launches Multi-Year Partnership with Stanley Black & Decker
Jaguar Racing ‘Clones' Takeover Iconic London Underground Ahead of Heineken Lond...
Over 300 Aster Doctors honoured with UAE's Golden Visa
Empower Awards Construction Contract Worth AED 133 Million for its 32,000 RT Dis...
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company Reports Q2 2021 results
What Colour Is Your Summer? - RADO
Breathe Easy with the New Ranges from Crate & Kids
Dubai's Best Activities for Summer 2021
My Take On FTH's Vegan Meat Range From Future Farms
Early Detection is Key to Treatment of Hepatitis: says MoHAP on World Hepatitis Day
EAD and Wetlands International Launch a New Online Portal for the World's Waterb...
Under the Directives of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khai...
Sharjah Chamber, South Korea Explore Fostering Economic Ties
Galaxy Ecosystem Excellence Emphasized through the Galaxy Tab S7 FE's Brilliance
Union Coop Holds 4 Virtual Training Courses for 350 Employees
Dubai Summer Story Contest Challenges Creatives to Produce Ultimate DSS Video an...
Hyundai Motor Group Honorary Chairman Mong-Koo Chung Inducted Into Automotive Ha...
Priorities for UAE HR Professionals: Digitization, Talent, and the Future of Wor...
Updates for BMW R 18 and R 18 Classic
4 Memorable Holiday Ideas For Eid-Al-Adha
Nikai Launches First WebOS TV in the UAE; Revolutionizing the TV Viewing Experience
Airbus Reports Half-Year (H1) 2021 Results
Samsung's 2021 The Wall is Now Available Worldwide
Middle Eastern Medical Students at St. George's University Secure US Residencies
NOW OPEN: Union Coop's New Branch in Jumeirah 1
Chocolate Chip Week Is Back at Denny's
The Next Era of Smartphone Innovation is About to Unfold
Dubai Islamic Bank First Half 2021 Group Financial Results
Commvault Announces Fiscal 2022 First Quarter Financial Results