2.1.1. In focus: Kuwait and Qatar

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Location: P1

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Prof. Abid Khan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Global Engagement), Monash University (Australia)

In focus: Kuwait and Qatar (1064)

Kuwait and Qatar are both Arab countries on the Persian Gulf whose terrain is characterised by arid desert and whose economies are underpinned by petroleum exports. While Kuwait and Qatar share many economic, geographical and cultural features, they are distinct nations with their own distinct attributes. This session will aim to provide delegates with unique insights into both countries. What are the cultural and economic factors driving change in Kuwait and Qatar? What are the key developments and trends in relation to education reforms and priorities? What are the challenges facing local education and training providers? What are the drivers for internationalisation? What are the opportunities for Australian education and training providers to engage more effectively with Kuwait and Qatar? These are just a few of the key questions that will be addressed in this important session.

Key interest area (KIA): BD
Sector(s): ELT,HE,VET

Prof. Abid Khan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Global Engagement), Monash University, Australia
Dr Mazen. O Hasna, PhD, Vice-President and Chief Academic Officer, Qatar University, Qatar
Mr Emad Soliman, Student Advisor, Kuwait Cultural Office, Embassy of Kuwait, Kuwait