In commitment to its vision of a more viable, livable, and equitable world, MSFEA has partnered with Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) to establish the Abdulla Al Ghurair Hub for Digital Teaching and Learning in a pioneering initiative to advance world-class online STEM education. The core mission of the Hub is to promote innovation in education and increase access to, and impact of, high-quality education for Arab youth. The Hub is thus committed to advocating for modern and effective online learning, inclusive knowledge dissemination, data-driven solutions to pedagogical challenges, and need-based capacity building within AUB and at regional education institutions.
To transform the student learning experience to be more contextual, impactful, and accessible.
And to transform the existing higher-education teaching and research infrastructure to be more supportive of digital, adaptive, dynamic, and interactive approaches.
To deliver accessible high-quality online STEM education
To digitize and modernize residential higher education
To empower Arab youth through relevant and impactful skill-building programs
To provide industry-relevant education and training for working professionals in their lifelong learning journeys
To advance data- and research-driven innovation in education
To support capacity-building efforts of regional education institutions embarking on the journey of online education
Quality: leveraging cutting-edge learning technologies, new pedagogical approaches, and data-driven analytics that improve the teaching and learning experiences, help achieve high-quality learning outcomes, and allow adaptiveness to different learning styles while also nurturing self-discipline and responsibility in learners
Access: reaching wider populations and increasing diversity among learners, especially those from underserved communities facing various barriers to education and skill-development opportunities (such as financial, geographical, logistical, and geopolitical barriers)
Relevance: enabling lifelong learning and skill development opportunities that respond to the rapidly evolving needs of regional and global labor markets
Resilience: maintaining uninterrupted learning experiences in times of uncertainty and emergency such as the recent civil unrest in Lebanon and the global COVID-19 pandemic
Our Service Lines and Impact
- Development of innovative online and blended graduate and skill-building programs
- Impact: provide novel education and career pathways to hundreds of new and returning learners every year
- Full digitization of high enrollment courses and digital enhancement of residential courses at MSFEA
- Impact: transform the quality of the learning experience and improve learning outcomes for current and future MSFEA students
- Offering online STEM education training and mentoring to regional education institutions
- Impact: promote modern and cutting-edge higher education in the MENA region