Mr Peter McGuckian
Director of International Development
Australian Council for Educational Research
19 Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell, VIC, Australia 3124
T: + 61 3 9277 5555
F: + 61 3 9277 5500
The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is one of the world's leading educational research centres, committed to creating and distributing research-based knowledge, products and services to improve learning across the lifespan in both formal and informal settings for over 75 years.
The ACER United Arab Emirates Office (ACER UAE) became operational in October 2003 with Alan Egbert as Manager. It was officially opened on March 10, 2004 by The Hon. Steve Bracks, MP, then Premier of Victoria, as the first educational research organization in Knowledge Village, Dubai, and ACER’s first overseas office. Today, with five full time staff, ACER UAE administers projects for the following States and organisations in the Middle East:
The UAE Office has been successful in extending the global influence of ACER in educational organisations and institutions in the region, and has created numerous opportunities for knowledge transfer and training.
As the Manager of ACER UAE Alan Egbert expresses:
“Education has always played a very important role in bringing people together. Not only has it played a role in exchanging information and learning but has also been a medium to understand the culture of a country. It is the bridge that brings nations together and builds an understanding among its people. In recent times there has been growing international interest in how educational standards compare from one country to another and in what can be learnt from global experiences about effective educational practices.”
The goals of ACER UAE are accomplished by a dedicated and passionate team of staff that is steadily growing to accommodate the large demand for ACER’s services and products. The ACER UAE team has recently moved into larger premises to enable the necessary expansion of the organisation.
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