About

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Education Without Borders is a biennial international student conference creating networks across cultures in order to understand, and generate solutions for some of the world’s greatest challenges such as global warming, sustainable development, and renewable energy. This is achieved by engaging the world’s most innovative students and leaders of business, technology, education, and the humanitarian sector in a collaborative forum that culminates with commitment to action.

To celebrate the Higher Colleges of Technology’s 25th anniversary, the Education Without Borders 2013 conference will be combined with the HCT’s biennial Festival of Thinkers conference, with both conferences running back to back in the week March 25-28, 2013 in the United Arab Emirates. That week will result in a synergistic combination of some of the world’s brightest and most talented students collaborating with world leaders, thinkers and Nobel Laureates to discuss and propose solutions to the issue of education and educational technology in the 21st century.

Goals

  • To provide a forum of exchange of ideas for participants from around the world to promote human development through education, with mutual respect and understanding.
  • To facilitate inter-cultural understanding and collaboration through the platform of education.
  • To inspire a commitment to use education and technology for designing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
  • To ensure that commitments are implemented upon each delegate’s return to their home country.

Mission

To engage students and experts from countries around the world in active dialogue about global challenges and enable them to create and implement solutions.

Vision

Education Without Borders uses education and technology to help create a world in which all people can lead free and dignified lives.