Qatar University signs MoU with Metavisionaries to prepare graduates for future
28 Jun 2022News
Qatar University signed an MoU with Metavisionaries in May 2022. Metavisionaries is a company that leverages frontier technologies such as Web3 and uses access to space to democratize education and provide global, interdisciplinary, and immersive learning opportunities to learners around the globe.
This partnership will bring together educators, space scientists, and industry experts to deliver interdisciplinary curricula and prepare students for the future of work.
Dr. Omar Al Ansari, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Qatar University stated: “Frontier technologies such as Web 3 are reshaping the future of education and work. Our partnership with Metavisionaries is part of Qatar University's efforts to stay relevant and embrace the future. We need to expose our students to the latest digital technologies and equip them with the competencies and attributes that would allow them to keep reinventing themselves in a world where the only constant is change.”
Wassim Ahmed, Executive Project Director for Metavisionaries explained: “The pandemic accelerated the rate of technology adoption in the education sector. Web 3.0 and the Metaverse are paving the way for education to be reimagined. Our partnership with Qatar University showcases the university's determination to play a leading role in shaping and enabling the transformation to prepare future generations for the future of work.”
During her keynote speech at the Launching event of Metavionaries that took place early this month in the metaverse spaceship, Prof. Rana Sobh, Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University stated: “As the National leading university in Qatar and top-ranked in the region, we should take the lead in pushing boundaries and keep reinventing our purpose, curricula and pedagogies to remain relevant and prepare our graduate for success in an increasingly turbulent, uncertain and challenging environment. Web.3 will play an ever-increasing role in education in the next few decades. When the history of the educational metaverse is written, we would like to be cited as one of the ground-breaking universities.”
Prof. Sobh added that the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University will soon launch a global business sustainability challenge related to FIFA World Cup in partnership with Metavisionaries and that more details about the competition will be announced shortly.
“This competition would bring together students from different disciplines and universities around the globe to come up with innovative solutions that tackle pressing issues related to one or more areas of Sustainability Development Goals,” she explained.
Source: The Peninsula