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.


Making the UAE an International Destination for Higher Education and Research

Marvin Erfurth
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The Importance of Translating Data-Driven Research Used as Evidence

Suha Tutunji

Inclusive Dialogue Develops Inclusive Policies and Practices for People of Determination

Aida Mohajeri

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

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

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

Helen Abadzi

The Recipe for Education: 2018 UAE-Vietnam Teacher Exchange

Reham Zahran