"Education Interface" foresees future professions with wide local and international participation

Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the ninth edition of the Education Interface Exhibition and Middle East Youth Conference (2023), under the slogan "Nine Years in the Service of Education", will be launched from (16-17) May, with wide local and international participation from educational and academic institutions.

This came in a press conference held today, "Monday" in Abu Dhabi, to announce the details of the ninth session, as the exhibition aims to foresee future professions and academic disciplines that keep pace with the needs of the labor market and stand on its trends, and scientific and professional disciplines that meet its future needs, and build sustainable relations in the field of education between all parties to the educational process, and provide a selection of leading universities to introduce students to their academic programs, standards and conditions for admission and registration, and bridge the gap between the outputs of higher education and the requirements of the labor market, and inform Students and their parents on the best academic practices in scientific institutions, and providing an opportunity for students and their parents to discuss their study options and educational aspirations.

Dr. Moza Saeed Al Badi, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the exhibition, stressed that the success achieved by the exhibition in its previous and consecutive eight sessions, and the impact of the positive resonances it left among specialists, researchers and participants from around the world, has become a distinguished platform to discuss education issues and developments in scientific research related to the development of the education system in the country.

She stated that the number of participating universities reached (50) universities and educational and academic institutions from within the country, and more than (350) regional and international universities represented by four entities within the country for many countries such as the United States of America, Britain, France, Malaysia, Australia and many other countries.

Al Badi added that a group of official speakers representing ministries, authorities, universities and higher education institutions will participate in the Middle East Youth Conference, in which they will discuss strategic axes related to basic education and higher education issues, the most important of which is the role of education in achieving sustainable development, and the applications of artificial intelligence in education.

For his part, the Director of the Security Qualifications Center at the General Directorate of Competency Development at the Ministry of Interior, Colonel Dr. Khalfan Al-Naqbi, stressed the importance of participating in the Education Interface Exhibition and the Middle East Youth Forum (2023), which enhances the societal role of the Ministry.

He said: "The Ministry of Interior is keen in each session to continue its support and participation in this global educational event, through the departments concerned with development, study and scientific and academic research, and to present the efforts, programs and projects of the ministry in training and academic study, and to develop, train and enhance the capabilities and skills of human cadres and upgrade them to the highest levels, keep pace with modern technologies and developments, and maintain the achievements achieved."

He added that the ministry will participate through its concerned departments through specialized platforms and by participating in providing workshops and lectures, such as the General Department of Competencies Development at the ministry, the Khalifa Empowerment Program "Aqdar", the Police College, the Selection and Appointment Department, in addition to the Interior Youth Council.

Maryam Ahli, a member of the Board of Directors of the Education Interface, explained that this year's Education Interface Exhibition and Middle East Youth Conference will launch a student competition concerned with encouraging students and preparing them to enter the labor market after completing the requirements of the academic track, and will focus on students of finance and banking sciences, after which they will contribute to the education of (10) outstanding students and people of determination in completing their postgraduate studies.

Mohammed Al Hashemi, Executive Director of the Student Wellbeing Sector at the Emirates Schools Establishment, said: "The exhibition is a global platform to discuss future labor market trends, and contributes to identifying the skills necessary for our generations to continue their journey with confidence and competence in order to achieve the goals of our country for the next fifty years."

Al Hashemi stressed that the Emirates Schools Establishment aims to reach a sustainable knowledge economy, with the cooperation of all parties, in line with global trends in this field, and to achieve our national goals, which were based in their entirety on the quality of the educational output.