IDG-Middle East runs a pilot session on ‘personal development and leadership’ for GUtech students

IDG – Middle East Offers

Recently, twenty GUtech students benefited from a pilot session on “personal development & leadership”. The pilot session was delivered by Mr. Robert Biemans and Ms. Maryam Al Bakri from Inspirational Development Group Middle East (IDG – Middle East), a member of Inspirational Development Group (IDG).

IDG – Middle East focuses on leadership development, work ethics, team building and youth development. Their programmes are centred on people and are tailored around organisations’ needs, in particular leadership development and its impact on business performance.

The pilot session introduced participants to activities that support leadership team’s development by providing situations where much needed skills can be identified and practised. Students were presented with tasks that required them to collaborate. “The tasks helped me realise the importance of communicating with and listening to others when working within a team.” Commented the student Nibras Al Hadhrami, Applied Geosciences student.

Students were so engrossed in the task. “They were not aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each other and they overlooked the importance of presenting their results.” Pointed Ms. Heiderose Mooseen, TSSC Manager. IDG team took students through the process of acquiring knowledge and skills from direct experiences when they had to tackle tasks at hand. This process is at the core of experiential learning which requires feedback on results and reflection on behaviour.

Inspirational Development Group (IDG) has delivered solutions in 47 countries, with a most desirable list of high achieving individuals & organisations including: HSBC, Legal & General, Barclays, Absa, Standard Chartered Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Zurich, BAE Systems, Petroleum Development Oman, British Telecomms, Credit Suisse, Faurecia, JP Morgan, Lloyds Banking Group, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labour, Shell, Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development & others.

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The History of Science Centre Embraces Beacon Technology

Oman Educational Services (OES, LLC), the owner company of The History of Science Centre (HSC) and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has chosen the startup ‘Beennova’ to develop the Centre’s beacons-enabled mobile application.  Beacons are small devices that can be placed in different locations and emit signals to identify items in display on visitors’ smartphones through a customized App. Thus, offering visitors proximity-related content automatically up right before their eyes once they approach the displays in the Centre.

Beennova is a technology startup, set up by GUtech alumna, Ms. Alya Said Al Shanfari. The company has signed a contract with OES to roll out beacons across HSC and enable visitors to learn about displays, in their preferred language, as they move around. “We are confident that our graduate, Al Shanfari, is the right person to translate our vision for HSC.” announced Dr. Hussain Al Salmi, CEO of OES.

“I am grateful for this opportunity and delighted to have HSC as my first client for beacons-enabled app” proudly stated Al Shanfari.  Al Shanfari is one of the most ambitious innovators. Her studies at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) in the field of computer science opened up her horizons and influenced her scientific and applied knowledge.

Alya Al Shanfari has got her graduation project upgraded into a start-up company and received seed funds from SAS for Entrepreneurship, to set up her company, Beennova. “I am excited to see HSC benefiting from my experience with beacons” reiterated Ms. Al Shanfari.

“Beacons will enable visitors to learn about the exhibits in the History of Science Centre as they walk around” Commented Dr. Al Salmi. A beacon-enabled Mobile App will offer an engaging experience to visitors that is highly relevant, convenient, and delivered in a seamless manner.

Beacons open up the door for numerous opportunities. HSC also plans to enable Children to participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Centre, thus gamifying the experience of visiting the Centre by using Beacons technology.

Finally, beacons-enabled mobile app for HSC will help identify and measure the flow of visitors and their preferences. Such data should provide better understanding of visitors to HSC.

Oman Educational Services (OES, LLC), the owner company of The History of Science Centre (HSC) and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has chosen the startup ‘Beennova’ to develop the Centre’s beacons-enabled mobile application.  Beacons are small devices that can be placed in different locations and emit signals to identify items in display on visitors’ smartphones through a customized App. Thus, offering visitors proximity-related content automatically up right before their eyes once they approach the displays in the Centre.

Beennova is a technology startup, set up by GUtech alumna, Ms. Alya Said Al Shanfari. The company has signed a contract with OES to roll out beacons across HSC and enable visitors to learn about displays, in their preferred language, as they move around. “We are confident that our graduate, Al Shanfari, is the right person to translate our vision for HSC.” announced Dr. Hussain Al Salmi, CEO of OES.

“I am grateful for this opportunity and delighted to have HSC as my first client for beacons-enabled app” proudly stated Al Shanfari.  Al Shanfari is one of the most ambitious innovators. Her studies at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) in the field of computer science opened up her horizons and influenced her scientific and applied knowledge.

Alya Al Shanfari has got her graduation project upgraded into a start-up company and received seed funds from SAS for Entrepreneurship, to set up her company, Beennova. “I am excited to see HSC benefiting from my experience with beacons” reiterated Ms. Al Shanfari.

“Beacons will enable visitors to learn about the exhibits in the History of Science Centre as they walk around” Commented Dr. Al Salmi. A beacon-enabled Mobile App will offer an engaging experience to visitors that is highly relevant, convenient, and delivered in a seamless manner.

Beacons open up the door for numerous opportunities. HSC also plans to enable Children to participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Centre, thus, gamifying the experience of visiting the Centre by using Beacons technology.

Finally, beacons-enabled mobile app for HSC will help identify and measure the flow of visitors and their preferences. Such data should provide better understanding of visitors to HSC.

The History of Science Centre was inaugurated in December 2017 and will open its door to the public in April 2018. The Centre is set to exhibits artefacts on Mathematics, Astronomy, Geography, and Optics. -BDB-

 

 

GUtech BSc International Business and Service Management & BSc Logistics undergo Accreditation Process by ACQUIN

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has again undertook necessary steps to measure and ensure the quality of two of its programmes of study.

Over the past two days, AQCUIN examined GUtech’s department of Logistics, Tourism, and Service Management, with a specific focus on the Logistics, and the International Business and Service Management programmes. Both programmes have been added to GUtech’s offerings in 2012.

ACQUIN is an international non-profit agency, based in Germany, committed to supporting the enhancement of quality standards for teaching and learning in higher education worldwide.  ACQUIN is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education operating in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Middle and Eastern Europe, North Africa and Middle East.

ACQUIN pursues a rigorous procedure that involves several meetings, reviewing and assessment of the self-evaluation report which was earlier produced by the department of Logistics, Tourism, and Service Management.

“After much inspection of GUtech facilities, reviewing of the programmes’ elements and curriculum, and meetings with professors and students over a two-day period, we are confident that the final report is positive” explained Prof. Dr. Heba Aziz, the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

The accreditation is customarily acquired before the first batch of students in a new study programme completes their final year. “This is the right time to undergo the accreditation process with ACQUIN as the students of the first batch of the Logistics programme prepare for their last semester at the university” Indicated Prof. Dr. Aziz. Following the release of the reviewing report, “there would be a smooth process towards gaining the accreditation” Added Prof. Dr. Aziz.

The accreditation is intended to facilitate student mobility and improve comparability and recognition of university qualifications internationally. “The anticipated accreditation of our programmes – Logistics as well as International Business and Service Management – will give students and employers a reliable measurement of the quality of the programmes” confirmed Prof. Dr. Aziz.

GUtech’s vision is to become a leading university of technology offering quality education in Oman and the wider region. GUtech has achieved and maintained international accreditation for its Bachelor programmes in Computer Science, Applied Geosciences, Urban Planning and Architectural Design, Environmental Engineering, Process Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. GUtech is also licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education in Oman and recognised by RWTH Aachen University, its partner-university in Germany. –  BDB.