Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Education has announced the launch of its innovation strategy with the aim of supporting government directions and achieving the vision of the country’s wise leadership.
The strategy further seeks to strengthen the position of the country as a global centre for innovation, promote the development of creative ideas, and spread a culture of innovation on a large scale, creating a national environment that nurtures innovative and creative minds.
The Ministry also launched its own innovation platform in education during the “Ministry of Education Innovates” conference session as part of the activities of the National Science, Technology, and Innovation Festival, under the umbrella of the “UAE Innovates 2023” month.
Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mualla, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Academic Affairs, affirmed that this step marks a milestone in the country’s journey towards an innovative and creative educational environment for employees as well as students and will assist the country in maintaining its competitiveness in the international market.
Ms. Amal Abdel Rahim, Director of the Strategy and Future Department and Deputy Head of the Innovation Committee at the Ministry of Education, noted that the innovation strategy at the ministry focuses on institutionalising the culture of innovation, providing tools for innovation, promoting innovation within the institutional processes, as well as training employees to advance and sustain the environment. This will eventually contribute to fostering creativity and enabling innovation in the education sector.
Dr. Hind Al Tair, Director of the Department of Science, Technology, and Scientific Research and Deputy Head of the Innovation Committee at the Ministry of Education, explained that “DisruptED,” a tool under the new innovation strategy that provides a platform for the ministry’s employees to voice their innovative ideas, seeks to promote competencies within the ministry to lead the country into a future that raises the concept of innovation in education to unprecedented levels.
The launch of the innovation strategy at the ministry is in accordance with the national strategy for innovation, which aims at preparing and empowering employees and students with advanced skills in various fields by providing a technological infrastructure that supports, stimulates, as well as inspires a culture of innovation and promotes the principles of proactivity and flexibility.