SCOP 2012 will be hosted by member institution Hamdan Bin Mohammmed e-University, and this will be the first occasion on which SCOP takes place in the Middle East. An ICDE Policy Forum will also be held as part of the meeting.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University is the first online institution to be licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the United Arab Emirates and among the few in the region.
The University is a pioneer in e-learning with a mission to re-shape education by providing a model of lifelong learning, including open access to short courses, executive development programs, certificate and diploma courses leading to accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The selection of hosts for ICDE conferences and meetings is made by the Executive Committee after an open bidding process between member institutions.
A full report on the 2011 ICDE Standing Conference of Presidents will be published in the next ICDE newsletter.
30 June 2011