H.E. Dr. Ali Rashed Al Nuaimi
Director General , Abu Dhabi Education Council – United Arab Emirates
Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi is a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi and the Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) as well as the Chancellor of the UAE University. He served as the Advisor to the UAE Minister of Education. He believes that ADEC should serve Abu Dhabi national development and individual happiness. The goal of ADEC is to produce talent that generates creative ideas and knowledge. He stresses that the ADEC will strive to guide the aspiration of Abu Dhabi education to nurture dreams and talents of all students - from the very classroom where students’ learning actually takes place. He believes that valuing strong character, creativity and can-do spirit are the prerequisite for the development of education at all levels. And so, “ADEC will commit itself to establishing sound education policies, while actively listening to the voices of parents, students, teachers and other stakeholders and reflecting them on its work, to make sure that the education policies take firm root in the classroom across Abu Dhabi”. As UAEU Chancellor, Dr. Al Nuaimi oversees the pursuit of the university’s vision and mission as well as the implementation of university policies and procedures, including all academic, financial and administrative operations of the University. Dr. Al Nuaimi has also held other academic, research and administrative positions in the University and the College of Education where he has lectured in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Department. He holds a Ph.D. from Imam Mohammed Bin Saoud University, Saudi Arabia; a M.Sc. from Portland State University, USA; and a B.Sc. from Portland State University, USA. He has published widely in numerous scientific journals (most recently in International Journal of STEM Education) and participated in many regional and international conferences. His research interests are diverse and include in-depth analysis of world best practices in education, policy and strategy, Science class and expected career choices, drugs abuse among the students in UAE, trends of cultural identity in Arabic and social studies textbooks at the elementary cycle in the UAE.