E-platform for academics students, professionals

E-platform for academics students, professionals

Sharjah - The platform also heard from three university professors who presented their research.



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Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 8:55 PM

Last updated: Thu 21 Mar 2019, 11:13 PM

A 'Researchers Platform' for Arabic government communications content was launched at the eighth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2019) which concluded on Thursday.
The Researchers Platform organised a review of the International Government Communication Centre (IGCC) publication - Government Communication: Studies and Practices - authored by Dr Mohammad Ayish, head of the department of mass communication at the American University of Sharjah, and Dr Ahmed Farouk, assistant professor at the department of public relations at the University of Sharjah.
Umaimah Abdul Hadi from the University of Sharjah briefed the audience on her anti-bullying project, while Mais Baghdady from the Canadian University in Dubai, presented her mental-map project, and Ajman University students, Shaima Al Blushi, Mariam Musabeh, presented their graduation project about smart consumer protections.
The platform also heard from three university professors who presented their research.
Prof Atta Abdelrahman from Al Qasimia University addressed how social media networks can be harnessed in shaping the attitudes of the audience towards the higher education sector in the Arab world. Dr Mohammed Firas from City University College in Ajman highlighted smart learning in the 21st century, while Dr Shareefa Al Marzooqi from University of Sharjah, presented a case on the reality of institutional communication in the Sharjah Government.
The platform will provide a forum for students of communications faculties in the UAE, to discuss thesis and graduation projects in various fields of government communication. It will also host academics and communication experts from local and federal bodies to discuss government communication topics, and share their experiences through research papers, and studies.
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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