Edu Alliance Co-Founder is Panelist in the MBRSG Public Policy Forum in Dubai

Edu Alliance is pleased to announce that Dr. Senthil Nathan, Managing Director of Edu Alliance UAE will be a panelist on Effectiveness of Education Reform Panel during The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Public Policy Forum on March 12, 2017, 9:05 – 10:30.

Other members of the panel are:

  • Moderator : Dr. Guy Burton Assistant Professor MBRSG
  • Dr. David Johnson – Oxford University
  • Prof. M. Ramesh – University of Singapore
  • Jamila Al Muhair  – Minister of State for Education

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Public Policy Forum is the UAE’s leading academic forum on public policy issues. It brings together a diverse number of world-class experts from the education sector regionally and globally to directly address the future challenges, opportunities and direction of education policy.  In light of the fact that education has been and continues to be a key driver for tangible progress and development in the UAE, the public policy forum on Education will focus on the roles of public and private sector in education provisions, capacity building in the sector, impact of reforms and how innovation and technology are being leveraged to improve outputs in the education sector

This forum will be a platform for policymakers and stakeholders to connect and drive change, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Public Policy Forum will contribute to advancing a sustainable education model in the region and to shaping the manner in which the sector is governed.

The March 12th & 13th event will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Forum’s theme is “Future Direction in Education Policy” and will host key decision makers, international speakers in policy debates and round table discussions in order to identify challenges. It will explore the future policy requirements which can sustain the remarkable pace of development that education has seen in the UAE.

In particular I recommend education leaders, investors in education, members of the academic community and government officials to attend.  Follow this link  MBRSG Policy Forum Registration to make your reservation.


Network with current & past UAE higher education colleagues



UFSAN-UAEI have been a LinkedIn user for many years and feel it is a great way to network with professional colleagues and friends. I have also, over the years, used the Group section of LinkedIn to network with people in Abu Dhabi and with my university alumni. However, I have never found a LinkedIn group that is dedicated to higher education professional who are currently working or have worked in the UAE.

Dr. Senthil Nathan and I have worked in UAE higher education for many years and in 2014 Co-Founded Edu Alliance which specializes in higher education consultancy. We have established a unique LinkedIn network for faculty, staff and administrators who have worked or are currently working in a higher educational institution in the UAE. The group is called the University Faculty and Staff Alumni Network – UAE (UFSAN-UAE).

Who is eligible to join this free UFSAN-UAE network?

–       If you have worked or are working as a full time faculty or staff for a university / college / tertiary educational institution in the UAE – for one year or more – you are invited to join this network.

What would I gain from this professional network?

–       Interact with colleagues from the same or similar universities in the UAE.

–       Help each other with new and emerging career opportunities within the region and/or in home base.

–       For professionals who have previously worked in UAE higher education it’s a way to network with fellow UAE professionals. You can share your insights as well as learn or inform colleagues of potential employment or collaborative opportunities

–       Share research insights or interests with colleagues: identifying applied research needs for the region, effective teaching and learning styles in the region, effective use of educational technology, making best use of highly limited research opportunities and funds, co-authoring research work with interested colleagues from the network.

–       Exchange business intelligence, cultural and educational insights

Learn about potential employment opportunities.

–       The network promises to be a highly focused, specialized and unique location for targeted recruitment by the universities and colleges of the UAE.

–       Edu Alliance will endeavor to provide information on emerging professional opportunities in UAE higher education to network members, as we gather from our contacts in the universities and colleges.   In fact we have been contacted by some Higher ed HR departments about posting positions.

–       Network members will be invited to post positions that are open in their respective institutions.  Edu Alliance will verify such information before such postings go online.

As educators in the UAE we have all made connections and friendships with fellow colleagues and those connections can be valuable. If you are interested in being a member and have worked or are working as a full time faculty or staff for a university / college / tertiary educational institution in the UAE – for one year or more – you are invited to join this network  go to University Faculty and Staff Alumni Network – UAE