AQF Views & Voices: Policy & Practice

Welcome to the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Policy & Practice Blog

The Policy & Practice blog highlights works and discussions that impact our community, inform policy decisions and best practices, and affect the social, cultural, and economic development of our emirate, the UAE, Gulf region, and beyond. Below you will find our blog posts, op-eds, and reviews.

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In addition to discussing the Foundation’s own research findings, best practices, and priority areas, we welcome contributions from local and international academics, practitioners, policy makers, as well as our peer organizations and partners. If you would like to contribute, email for more information.


New School Year: How to Build Rapport as an Expatriate Teacher

Holly Cook

Children’s Universities: A call to inspire the next generation in the UAE

Dr. Wagdy Sawahel

The Impact of Housing Programs in Ras Al Khaimah

Dr. Sandeep Agrawal

Ten Things We’ve Learned over 10 Years of Researching Education in the Region

Dr. Natasha Ridge

What is it like to study abroad as an Arab secondary school student?

Rafia Aldhahouri

Four Benefits of an International Internship in Ras al Khaimah

Callum Printsmith

2018: A Year in Review

Dr. Natasha Ridge

Recruitment, Retention and Integration of Healthcare Professionals: Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance in the UAE

Stephanie Short, Nikhil Hawal, Nasser Sai Albusaidi

How to spell more precisely in the Arabic script? An innovation from the Islamic world

Helen Abadzi