CHAIR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to the unofficial website of the I&E Educators’ Society (IEES). The IEES was ideated in the ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)’ program workshops that were held at Stanford University, USA, 4-8 April 2016. At the initial stage, the IEES was planned to act as a faculty network to face the structural challenges in the UAE entrepreneurial ecosystems by letting I&E educators stay connected, provide support to each other, share resources, and so on. The IEES website was solely a personal initiative of mine during the month of May 2016, upon my return from Stanford University, USA. The major purpose of this site was to compile major links of information related to I&E teaching and learning, for both the current educators and the ones who opt to teach I&E for the first time. This site is still in the prototyping stage and shouldn’t be treated as a full-blown information hub of I&E-related initiatives, institutional set-ups and resources.

Just to remind the first time visitors of this site that the ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)’ education program was initiated by the government of UAE as a national program to integrate I&E into the curriculums of both public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UAE. The new program was developed in direct collaboration with Stanford University and was successfully launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 23 November 2015. 

On special invitation from the UAE Ministry of Education, this site was presented by myself in the Prime Minister’s Office in Dubai on 14 June 2016, in the presence of a distinguished audience from government offices, industry professionals & entrepreneurs, high officials & Professors from UAE universities & Stanford University. The development of the site was personally commended by the UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi.

Finally, since this site is still in the development stage, any advice and/or feedback to improve it's quality or content will be highly appreciated. Please go to the "contact' page to communicate with us. Thanks.

Dr. Taimur Sharif PGCE, CAHRI, MCIPD

Academic Head of Business

Newman University

Genners Lane, Bartley Green

Birmingham, B32 3NT, UK

Email: taimur.murdoch@gmail.com

Formerly,

Director, Faculty of Business, Muscat University, Muscat, Oman

Dean, Faculty of Business, Alhosn University, Abu Dhabi, UAE;

Senior Lecturer in Economics, London South Bank University, UK;

Head of Economics, Central Sussex College, West Sussex, UK;

Director of Research, American International University, Bangladesh;

Visiting Professor, Murdoch University, Dubai Campus, UAE.

BASIC FACTS OF THE I&E EDUCATORS' SOCIETY (IEES): Time of inception: April 4-8, 2016 I Place of inception: Stanford University, USA I Patrons: PM's Office and Ministry of Education, UAE I IEES Logo: Ziarat H. Khan I Sponsor & Developer of IEES Website: Dr. Taimur Sharif I