No. 56

The Scourge of Fake Academic Degrees

  • 28 October 2019

The phenomenon of fraudulent academic degrees is one of the most dangerous social issues, with adverse impacts not limited to one nation, but extending to almost all countries. Many nations, especially the GCC states, strenuously work to eliminate this disturbing phenomenon, which has recently become increasingly widespread. The purpose of this symposium is to investigate the issue of fake academic degrees in the GCC countries, and to look for mechanisms to combat this phenomenon, which is detrimental to society’s safety and security. In this way, we can eventually curb and eliminate it. The symposium touches on academic fraud from the perspective of Islamic Sharia, and considers how it is addressed within Islam. The symposium also explores UAE measures to detect and deal with fake degrees, as well as the tools, programs and mechanisms adopted to protect the country against fraudulent academic qualifications issued by national and international entities.



Symposium #56

The Scourge of Fake Academic Degrees

Monday, October 28, 2019

10:00 am –12:30 pm

Welcoming Remarks
10:00 H.E. Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

Director General, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR),
United Arab Emirates

Keynote Addresses
10:10 H.E. Dr. Khamis bin Saleh Al Blooshi

Director General of the Gulf Network for Quality Assurance at Higher Education, the Sultanate of Oman

Prof. Badr Aboul Ela

Advisor to the Minister of State for Higher Education, United Arab Emirates

10:40 Break
Panel Chair Dr. Ahmed Al Marzooqi

Act. Deputy Director General of Scientific Research Affairs Sector, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR),
United Arab Emirates

Forgery of Academic Degrees in the Gulf Region
10:50 Dr. Muwafiq Fawaz Al Ruwaili

Former Associate Professor of Curriculum, King Saud University, Member of Shura Council (2009 – 2016), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Forgery from an Islamic Perspective
11:10 His Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Sayed Al Hashim

Advisor for Religious and Judicial Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, United Arab Emirates

UAE Measures to Address the Crisis of Fake Academic Degrees
11:30 H.E. Dr. Hassan Obaid Al Mheiri

Assistant Undersecretary for Accreditation and Educational Services, Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates

11:50 Discussion
12:10 End of Symposium


Monday 28 October 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm