U21Global appoints Manager of Recruitment for the GCC

Published April 18th, 2006 - 06:26 GMT

U21Global, the premium online Graduate School, announced today the appointment of Bilal Sabouni as a Manager of Recruitment for the GCC.

Based in the university’s regional office in Knowledge Village, Sabouni will be responsible for managing the entire recruitment activities and ensuring that optimum support is provided to applicants and students throughout the application process. Also, to further increase the graduate school’s awareness at the corporate level, Sabouni will be actively developing partnerships with key educational solutions providers across the GCC.

Commenting on Sabouni’s appointment, Vikram Tah, Director, Middle East and Africa, U21Global said, “Bilal’s wide breadth of knowledge and proven expertise will complement U21Global’s aggressive strategy and is in line with the other accomplishments that the graduate school has achieved over the last year in the Middle East. His past experience has enabled him to understand and articulate how our educational paradigm sharpens the students’ analytical capabilities by teaching them problem-solving skills and concepts that they could apply to their professional and personal lives.”

“By providing a holistic learning environment where learning is acquired through opportunities for reflection and active construction of knowledge, our students are connected to a global learning community and are equipped with relevant knowledge that is meaningful and focused. Students will be able to retain such knowledge longer and more importantly apply this knowledge to real-life situations. U21Global’s professors adopt the role of ‘guide-on-the-side’; acting as facilitator, mentor or advisor rather than teacher, lecturer or instructor.” Tah added.

“I am delighted to be working with the Dubai team to enable U21Global achieve its full potential as a world class graduate school that is redefining education and learning by offering quality and flexible online graduate programs that encourages deep and independent learning,” said Bilal Sabouni.

Sabouni has developed strong credentials from working at a U21Global partner, Leading Concepts, where he spent more than two years, as Head of Department.  This involved managing all operations pertaining to elearning including introducing the U21Global portfolio of programs to corporates and individuals. He holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from the American University in Dubai.

Sabouni’s appointment complements U21Global’s other significant accomplishments that took place in 2005.  Highlights include receiving the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Certification of e-Learning (CEL) and the launch of two new programs – a Master of Science in Information Systems Management and a Master of Science in Tourism and Travel Management.  The graduate school also celebrated its second year anniversary in 2005 with the announcement of a 1000-student milestone achievement.

About U21Global

U21Global was established in 2001 as the world's premier online Graduate School and offers globally recognized programs. It is a joint venture between Universitas 21, an international network of 18 leading research-intensive universities in 10 countries, and Thomson Learning, a world leader in tailored learning solutions. U21Global combines the traditional quality of its founders with innovative modes of delivery on the Internet, providing students with substantial learning advantages, while balancing work, travel and family life.

U21Global has successfully enrolled students from 52 countries around the world including those from Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. The graduate programs draw upon the best practices in online learning and pedagogy and have been approved by U21pedagogica, an independent quality assurance body which ensures that the curriculum meets the rigorous academic standards of all 18 member universities. For more information on U21Global, please visit our campus at www.u21global.edu.sg

U21Global's member universities include: North America: University of British Columbia, McGill University, University of Virginia; Europe: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, Lund University; East Asia: Fudan University, University of Hong Kong, Korea University, National University of Singapore, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Australia & New Zealand: University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, University of Melbourne, University of Auckland.


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