Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s Lifelong Learning Model is designed to provide many forms and opportunities of education and learning experiences that combine both academic and non-academic programs and courses. 

By focusing on the importance of the learner’s ‘lifelong learning needs’, HBMSU offers all of its professional programs through certification routes to progress through a career path in multiple sectors including quality and business management, banking, healthcare, environment, smart learning, and e-education. Lifelong Learning at HBMSU is about meeting the diverse and context-specific learning needs of all ages, including the acquisition of essential skills through formal and informal learning opportunities.


Casual Learning

Casual learning is learning that does not demand any specific qualifications of the learner, and are usually designed as general or sector-related programs. Learning is in the form of short courses, open-access programs, not-for-credit courses and events to gain basic knowledge. 

Committed Learning

Committed learning refers to learning in specialized fields via competency-based programs and the enhancement of knowledge and development skills for meeting the industry specific needs.

Concentrated Learning

Concentrated learning refers to acquiring undergraduate, graduate or doctoral qualifications which are designed to meet the learner’s specialized needs for research-driven academic skills, to improve their knowledge and career prospects.

Continuing Learning

Continuing Learning involves the creation of learning opportunities for lifelong networking and professional development through online exchange of best ideas in business and leadership.

Smart Learning

What is Smart Learning?
SMART IS Flexible learning in an interactive learning environment
SMART IS Accessing world class digital content via online education sites
SMART IS Delivering education through different devices – from televisions to tablets to iPod to mobile phones
SMART IS A digital learning portfolio that gives students, teachers/faculty/parents a total view of a learner’ progress and needs
SMART IS Online real time testing and analysis
SMART IS Linking learners with mentors from industry
SMART IS Network-based collaboration among & between countries to share their ideas and create new knowledge
SMART IS Encouraging diversity of experience/thought to help solve complex global problems

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