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NIE wins Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award

​20-November-2019

Prestigious prize recognises NIE's contributions to knowledge and innovation

The National Institute of Education (NIE), an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has received the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award for its significant contributions to the promotion of knowledge and innovation.


NIE Director, Professor Christine Goh received the award from Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), joined by MBRF CEO Jamal bin Huwaireb. 


NIE Director, Professor Christine Goh received the award from Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), joined by Mr Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF, at the 6th annual Knowledge Summit at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 19 November.


Prof Christine Goh, NIE Director flanked by Assoc Prof Chang Chew Hung, NIE Chief Planning Officer (left) and 
Mr Low Pit Chen, Consul General, Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore, Dubai.

The Award, which is held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, seeks to promote and develop the knowledge economy, in addition to encouraging intellectual and creative achievements by honouring the people and institutions behind them.  
 
The NIE, Singapore's national teacher education institute, was the only winner in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award’s government category this year.  The other winners were Saudi Aramco for the corporate category, and Mr Henrik Von Scheel, the originator of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and a leading thinker on strategy and competitiveness, for the individual category.

Established in 1950, NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore's teaching workforce. The Institute has been consistently ranked among the top tier of global education institutions for research impact and excellence in teacher education and educational research. Over the years, NIE's international reputation as a thought leader in the field of education and pedagogy has allowed the Institute to build strategic alliances with other renowned institutions in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. 

The key findings of the Global Knowledge Index 2019 were also revealed at the opening ceremony of the Knowledge Summit, where the countries taking the top five spots were led by Switzerland, Finland, holding on to their first and second positions, followed by the US, Singapore and Luxembourg. 



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