Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) is committed to instigating a culture of quality and research through smart learning, with emphasis in the disciplines of business, quality management, education, healthcare and environment. Guided by the visionary leadership of its President, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai-U.A.E, the University enjoys international credibility and recognition with its programs not only being demand-driven, but also customized to meet the growing needs of businesses in the Arab world.
Established in 2002, this pioneering higher education initiative believes in the delivery of innovative education to each learner, leveraging quality management tools, smart learning pedagogical principles, entrepreneurship thinking and progressive collaborative learning. With its unique learning environment, the University offers a fresher learning experience with the use of learning technologies in the form of educational gamification, mobile learning, discussion blogs, and social networking all suited to meet the lifestyles of working professionals and high-school graduates alike.
The University has additionally gained international recognition through its alignment with leading educational institutions and organizations, including UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), American Society for Quality (ASQ), Open Educational Resources University (OERu), European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), Open University of Catalonia, University of South Africa (UNISA), Dauphine Université Paris, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University, University of Houston, University of Salford, University of St. Gallen to mention a few.
HBMSU also organizes the international scientific conference Innovation Arabia that serves as an ideal research platform to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and solutions in the development of sustainable economies in the Arab world through innovation.