Tag: education innovation

22Jul
Ed InvestmentFeaturedHigher Ed

Design focus: Jeddah’s Global Business School

Architecture firm, Benoy, recently, revealed the design of its latest project in the Middle East – the Global Business School (GBS) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Expected to open in 2020, GBS will offer executive education programmes in collaboration with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and SC Johnson College of Business of Cornell University, both in the US, and the Imperial College Business School in the UK.

Intended for students from across the kingdom as well as other countries, GBS was designed in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to develop a progressive, knowledge-based economy. The brief asked for a design that could accommodate both male and female students and encourage social engagement and innovation.

“The design is an architectural response to technological changes in both business and education,” Barry Hughes, global design director at Benoy, says. “Innovation is like video calling, social media, and distance learning, which while facilitating communication and learning from a distance, have also given rise to individual isolation.”

Evoking Benoy’s dedication to create paces that inspire users and that positively impact society and the environment, the project spans an area of 31,336m2, with its core academic, executive education, administrative and faculty facilities spread across six levels.

Read the full article on www.constructionweekonline.com 

11Oct
Ed InvestmentInterviews

Ryan Pinto, CEO of Ryan International Group of Institutions, on Education Investment

Interviewer: Can I ask you to introduce yourself and your business? Ryan Pinto: Sure, firstly its utter privilege and joy to be always participant and active member of the MENA conference and for us as an...

26Jul
FeaturedHigher EdTeach Better

Reinventing the Classroom for 2016

We wouldn’t consider teaching the same material we did 20 years ago, yet somehow we think it’s acceptable to teach in the same way. Here are some ways of reinventing your classroom.

Education Technology Penetration & Future Forecasts in Africa
10Jan
Ed TechHigher EdInterviews

Education Technology Penetration & Future Forecasts in Africa

GEMS is the largest school in the world in terms of revenues with interests in twelve countries, a large ambition and a strong growing presence in Africa. Dr. Pablo Fetter is CEO at GEMS Africa and...