Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of the Board of Governors of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, addressed a high-profile gathering at the 7th Annual Higher Education Summit Asia held at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, on 19-20 October 2015.
Delivering the ‘Investor Address on Building Scalable Private Education Business in Asia’ on the opening day of the conference, Mr. Thumbay Moideen outlined the trends, strategies, opportunities and prospects of the education sector in Asia as well as globally.
Thumbay Group UAE, under Thumbay Moideen’s presidentship owns and operates the Gulf Medical University (GMU), which is a leading research and innovation based private medical university in the UAE. GMU has emerged as the highest in demand private medical university in the region, incorporating the most advanced research-oriented curriculum and attracting a student cohort of over 73 nationalities and faculty and staff from over 22 countries. The entire range of Thumbay/GMC hospitals and clinics, a leading network of healthcare providers in the UAE are affiliated to GMU.
The Higher Education Summit Asia is an annual international event intended to accelerate Asia’s growth as a key higher education hub. The 7th edition this year extensively covered the latest issues, challenges and innovations pertaining to the higher education industry. The conference was attended by over 200 leading academics and scholars from leading Asia Pacific Universities. Sarah Ball (Principal – Woods Bagot, Australia), Dr Peter Looker (Head of Teaching, Learning & Pedagogy Division – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Dr Pierre Tapie (Founder – PAXTER Paris-Singapore and Honorary Chairman – Conference des Grandes Ecoles, France) were some of the other prominent speakers at the conference.