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    Ajman University Organizes Week-Long Celebrations for 50th UAE National Day

    It’s festive mood at Ajman University (AU)where the campus is echoing with celebratory notes of the military band and the atmosphere is lively with colorful decorations that adorn the campus. AU is celebrating the 50th National Day of the United Arab Emirates from November 21-25 with great pomp and vigor.  Ajman University is a diverse community with students, faculty and staff coming from over 50 countries worldwide. For the celebration week of the UAE National Day however, the staff, faculty and students have united under the single banner of the UAE National flag.  Even the security staff sport the colors of the flag proudly and pose with the attractive artwork at the entrance, celebrating the 50th year of the UAE.  On November 24, a virtual ceremony was held to commemorate the National Day, keeping in ......read more

    QF Student Stands Up to Bullying

    Akhlaquna Junior Award 2021 winner strives to create movement of change Kuwait - 25, 2021: Abdullah Al-Mohannadi, a seventh-grade student at Qatar Academy Al Khor, is taking a stand against bullying. The young advocate has created a project that aims to raise awareness of bullying – and the psychological effects on young people – which he hopes to roll out to schools across the country.   Explaining the idea behind the project, Al-Mohannadi says: “I have been thinking about this since I was in the fourth grade, when a new student joined the school and started being bullied by classmates.  “He was polite and had a very high academic performance, but he was shy. The bullies did not leave him alone – they made fun of him all the time, called him names, wouldn’t involve him in ......read more

    GEMS Education Schools Celebrate the UAE's Golden Jubilee as they look ahead to Centennial 2071

    • Students and teachers celebrate the UAE and express their pride in the Emirates • Schools host a total of 430 diverse National Day initiatives, projects and activities • Celebrations led by GEMS’ 122,000 students made up of 165 different nationalities   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 25, 2021:   GEMS Education schools in the United Arab Emirates are celebrating the nation’s Golden Jubilee in style, marking 50 years since the historic unification of the Emirates via a diverse range of 430 National Day initiatives, projects and activities, led by more than 122,000 students made up of 165 different nationalities.   The celebrations in GEMS schools across the Emirates include carnivals and parades with traditional Emirati food stalls, music performances, themed ......read more

    PMI MENA calls for greater investment in technology to safeguard the region's future

    Industry roundtable highlights the importance of technology to shaping a brighter, healthier and happier future for all  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 17th Nov, 2021: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals, has brought together experienced business leaders and changemakers for a roundtable discussion that underlined the importance of technology to overcoming challenges posed by the global economy and COVID-19.  Leaders in the meeting titled, Digital Transformation Shaping the Business World, on Thursday 4th November highlighted the role of technology in driving long-lasting and sustainable breakthroughs. Central to the discussion was the key role information technology plays in enabling leaders to execute their national visions, specifically pointing out that new ......read more

    ADU Interior Design Students Collaborate with the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi

    Applying design theoretical knowledge to real-life case study   • Abu Dhabi University (ADU) interior design students presented their final hospitality projects to a jury comprised of members of the Rotana design team at the University's main campus on 22 November 2021 • The presentation represents a collaboration between ADU's College of Engineering (COE) and the Rotana design team   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24, November 2021: Interior design students from Abu Dhabi University (ADU) 's College of Engineering (COE) collaborated with the Rotana design team, taking the case study for their final project from the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi. As part of the brief, students were asked to apply their theoretical knowledge and translate it into applied practical experience, ......read more

    Adek Celebrates the First Blue Tier School within Blue Schools Initiative and Reveals the Interest of Parents of 52,000

    • Grace Valley Indian School celebrates a reduction in precautionary measures as vaccination rates exceed 85% among students physically attending school • The first update to the Initiative reveals nine Private and Charter Schools have advanced through the Initiative’s four tiers following an increase in student vaccination rates • ADEK survey reveals that parents of 52,000 students across Abu Dhabi’s Private and Charter Schools are interested in vaccinating their children  • ADEK is coordinating with relevant health authorities to provide dedicated vaccination centers for students • Students aged between 3-15 can now opt for vaccination   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 23 November 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has celebrated the first school to reach ......read more

    Puppets in the Classroom, making Grammar Engaging, and Maintaining Teacher Wellbeing – Cambridge hosts the Global Schools Festival

    Experts from around the world will come together to share their knowledge and expertise in education and language learning for school students at Cambridge University Press & Assessment’s online global teacher event.    Taking place online between 22-25 November 2021, the free Global Schools Festival will see industry professionals, teacher trainers and authors deliver 30 talks on a range of topical issues including addressing climate change in the classroom, learner engagement, strategies for sparking creativity and teacher wellbeing.  Charlotte Pritchard, Head of Product Marketing at Cambridge University Press & Assessment said: “We are delighted to host this celebration of the international schools community. We believe that well-trained and well-supported teachers are central to high ......read more

    UAE Nursery Wins Two Coveted Titles in its First Academic Term

    British Orchard Nursery becomes Middle East's first preschool chain to be awarded the latest ISO certification in COVID times ‘Best Nursery Chain in Dubai’ awarded by Bayut based on people’s choice 23 November 2021; Dubai, UAE: Winning yet another vote of confidence for its qualitative approach to preschool education, UAE’s largest nursery chain, the British Orchard Nursery has become the Middle East's first preschool chain to earn the latest ISO certification in Covid times. The Nursery has also won the ‘Best Nursery Chain in Dubai’ award by Bayut Your Home, Your Choice Awards 2021.  The ISO certification, which focuses on meeting customer expectations and satisfaction, handling environmental issues and occupational health and management systems in the organisation, is a huge ......read more

    The Executive Committee of Ajman University's Board of Trustees Highlights the University's Achievements

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, November 23rd, 2021:  The Executive Committee of Ajman University’s Board of Trustees held a meeting to highlight the recent achievements of the University. The meeting was chaired by Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Executive Committee, in the presence of H.E Abdulla Humaid Al Mazroei, Former UAE Minister of Justice; H.E Dr. Saeed Saif Al Matrooshi, Secretary-General of Ajman Executive Council and Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor of Ajman University (AU).   Dr. Karim highlighted AU phenomenal rise among the Top 30 institutions in the Arab world. The University has risen by 5 places since last year and incredible 31 places since 2018 in the QS Arab University Rankings 2022. AU also earned the highest possible 5-star rating in ......read more

    WCM-Q Student Researchers Highlight the Effects of Flavonoids on COVID-19

    Doha – November 22, 2021:  Student researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) contributed to a study investigating the potential of flavonoids found in plants for fighting viral infections such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Under the guidance of WCM-Q mentors, medical students Ridhima Kaul and Pradipta Paul conducted a systematic review of 27 existing research papers to determine the effectiveness of 69 different flavonoids against various SARS-CoV-2 drug targets, including ‘3C-like protease’, an enzyme with a key role in replication of the virus.  The study, which is published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, found that several flavonoids showed promising antiviral properties, including quercetin (found in onions, apples, berries and green tea), ......read more

    GEMS Education Launches New Membership Lifestyle Platform – GEMS Rewards Plus Powered by adv+

    ● New platform offers access to over 30 leading beach club destinations and gyms ● Membership is open to GEMS parents and staff via the GEMS Rewards app ● Members get free access to selected beach clubs, plus guest rates at all venues     DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has announced the launch of its new leisure and lifestyle platform, GEMS Rewards Plus powered by adv+.    The membership platform operates in partnership with Advantage Plus Programme (adv+), one of the leading lifestyle membership platforms in the UAE, and aims to make fitness and quality leisure venues accessible to the GEMS network of families and employees.    Members can access three clubs from some of the leading leisure destinations in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, including Fairmont ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University signs MoU with Bee'ah to Expand Program Offerings and Training in Environmental Sciences

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18, November 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, to expand its professional course offerings in environmental sciences. Combining ADU’s robust academic framework and Bee’ah’s expertise across sectors relating to sustainability, new courses and training programs will be developed for future-critical topics such as climate change and waste management. In addition to enabling advanced learning opportunities in environmental sciences for one of the largest student bodies in the UAE, the MoU will also enhance academic cooperation and the exchange of scientific expertise between ADU and Bee’ah. Dr. Nisreen Alwan, Acting Dean of College of Health Sciences at ......read more

    CMU-Q's Dudley Reynolds on Language Learning, Preserving Identity

    Senior associate dean for education co-edits book exploring inclusive, multilingual approach to language education November 18, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s (CMU-Q) Dudley Reynolds has co-edited a book of insights from around the world on how to approach language education from an inclusive, multilingual perspective. The book is also edited by Kashif Raza of Qatar University and Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology. “Language is so fundamental to identity,” said Reynolds. “How to approach language education is something almost everyone can relate to.” Reynolds is the senior associate dean for education at CMU-Q, a Qatar Foundation partner university. The book, Policy Development in TESOL and Multilingualism: Past, Present and the Way ......read more

    AU Academics Win Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Sciences

    November 17, 2021:  Two brilliant academics of Ajman University had won this year's 'Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Sciences' in the United Arab Emirates. Both professors were among the winners of the 38th edition of the Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Sciences, GCC level. Dr. Hosni Mahmoud Abdel-Dayem Abdel-Samad, an Associate Professor at the College of Law, earned the first position in the field of Sharia law and legal studies. As for Lecturer Walaa Elsayed, Assistant Professor at the College of Humanities and Science, she won the second position in social studies scientific research for her research: "The reality of domestic violence against women after the Pandemic COVID-19". The honored Ajman University academics were among 243 participants His Highness has ......read more

    GBS Dubai- Largest Private Higher Education Provider

    November 13, 2021:  The Grand Inauguration of the Global Banking School (GBS), one of the fastest-growing Higher Education providers in the UK, was organized on Thursday the 11th November 2021 at the Conference Center of Dubai Knowledge Park home to its vibrant & fully equipped Dubai campus as Global Business Studies (GBS). The Inauguration ceremony was addressed by Mr. Stanley Johnson as the keynote speaker; Mr. Johnson is the Chair of the Global GBS Advisory Board. Mr. Johnson spoke about the good work in the field of education carried out by the GBS group in the UK and wished good luck to the first campus outside UK and promised all support to GBS Dubai team. He also mentioned the importance of UAE as an international educational hub in the making. The other speakers on the occasion were Professor Ray Lloyd Chief ......read more

    8th Sharjah International Library Conference calls for harnessing modern technology to facilitate inclusive access to all knowledge seekers

    Two-day conference concluded at Expo Centre Sharjah after hosting insightful discussions on new approaches and trends in library management   Mansour Al Hassani: We look forward to seeing the conference set the tone for the beginning of a new phase of development in libraries around the world, and especially in the Arab region     Sharjah, November 11, 2021: With a strong educational programming agenda and a lively exploration of the possible futures for libraries that highlighted ongoing digital transformations in the library sector, the eighth edition of the Sharjah International Library Conference (SILC), concluded today at Expo Centre Sharjah with a call to harness modern technological tools to enable inclusive access to resources in varying formats for all users.   Organised by the ......read more

    SPC Free Zone's competitive investor support solutions attracts regional and global publishers at SIBF 2021

    Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone’s business set-up packages highlight investment opportunities in the emirate at 40th Sharjah International Book Fair  Sharjah, November 11, 2021: The array of attractive business set-up packages and incentives offered by Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC Free Zone) to regional and global publishers at the ongoing 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2021) has generated a great response amongst stakeholders in the creative industry who have expressed their keenness on availing the comprehensive range of services and benefits.  The SPC Free Zone’s pavilion at SIBF 2021, which offers a choice of competitive business solutions, has been attracting the attention of both publishers and entrepreneurs in the industry who either wish to set up or expand their businesses in ......read more

    SIBF 2021 offers insight into evolution of newspapers and photography

    Children learn how photographs were shot and developed before the advent of digital photography at 40th Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, November 11, 2021: Mobile phones and digital cameras have made taking photographs so easy that it is difficult to imagine the painstaking process involved in developing a photo in a dark room. In an era where filters are used routinely to pretty up a picture for Instagram, the younger generations may not have an idea about the great strides that have been made in the field of printing and publishing.  SIBF 2021 hosted a workshop titled, ‘Edutainment History of Typography’, to bridge this knowledge gap and to inform children aged 5 and above on the origins of book printing, how the first books were printed and how technology evolved to include printing of photographs in ......read more

    SIBF 2021: Do self-help books make you into a better version of yourself?

    Visitors at 40th Sharjah International Book Fair share their preferences for self-help books that promote a healthier body and mind Sharjah, November 11, 2021: Books in the self-help genre are wooing readers at the milestone 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), where popular crowd favourites include books that touch upon aspects of health - both mental and physical. The surging interest in the expansive genre also begs the question, ‘Do self-help books help you become a better version of yourself?’ Bibliophiles at SIBF 2021 say that self-help books are an excellent way to attain good health and ensure wellbeing. Sanya Alobaidly, an avid Emirati reader, said that self-help books have helped her improve both her physical diet as well as mental health. “I tend to buy a lot of books in this genre, and I ......read more

    Librarian of Congress, USA, tours Sharjah International Book Fair 2021

    Sharjah, November 9, 2021: HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), welcomed Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, USA, during her visit to the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) at Expo Centre Sharjah. The SBA Chairman accompanied Dr. Hayden as she toured the pavilions at SIBF and briefed her on the US publishers and entities participating at the fair. Following the tour, Al Ameri held discussions with Dr. Hayden to explore cooperation opportunities between SBA and the Library of Congress to strengthen ties between the two entities.  Al Ameri emphasised that the participation of the US Library of Congress at SBA’s National Libraries Summit, and the three-day Sharjah International Library Conference (SILC), is a key opportunity to empower librarians in the region through ......read more

    Translation revitalises literatures of the world

    Translation revitalises literatures of the world, say experts at SIBF 2021 Translators from Italy and Iraq highlight role of translation in fostering understanding of global cultures at 40th Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, November 7, 2021: “A translator straddles two worlds; you have to function as two individuals at the same time,” said Lisa Ginzburg, Italian author and translator, at a panel discussion held at the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair, where she explored some of the key challenges involved in literary translation in a discussion with Dr. Mohsen Al-Ramli, Iraqi-Spanish writer, academic, scholar and poet.  “In the first phase, the translator must immerse himself/herself in the layers of meaning and be one with the voice of the original author while in the second phase, a translator ......read more

    Watch Trevor Noah live in action at SIBF 2021

    The 40th Sharjah International Book Fair is hosting Noah as a guest speaker on November 12. Save the date!    Sharjah, November 6, 2021: Behind that larger-than-life persona that has taken the world by storm and redefined the comedy landscape, who is Trevor Noah?  Get up, close and personal with ‘The Most Influential South African’ Trevor Noah, as the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the UAE and the region to hear how a humble, funny South African guy emerged from his local comedian community to take on one of the biggest jobs in American late-night television. Noah, whose The Daily Show have resonated with people from all walks of life for several years, will use the powerful tool of laughter to bring SIBF audiences together at the Expo Centre Ballroom on ......read more

    Abdulrazak Gurnah at SIBF 2021

    Abdulrazak Gurnah at SIBF 2021: My goal is to speak as truthfully and clearly as possible to get the right feel The winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature delights audiences on the opening day of the 40th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, November 4, 2021:  “I write as well as I can be truthful to the idea I want to put across; to make it beautiful,” said Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tanzanian writer and novelist and the 2021 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, while speaking to a packed audience at the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair that runs until November 13 in Expo Centre Sharjah.  Gurnah, whose universal tales of the trauma of exile, loss and uprooted lives has resonated with readers around the globe, said: “My goal is to speak as truthfully and ......read more

    Children discover film production secrets at SIBF 2021

    Sara Mezher provides a crash course in film production for young filmmaking enthusiasts at interactive workshop at 40th Sharjah International Book Fair  Sharjah, November 4, 2021: As a group of schoolboys clap their hands excitedly on the conclusion of the ‘Movie Poster Star’ workshop, held as part of the vibrant agenda of activities of the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair at Expo Centre Sharjah, the creative workshop facilitator, Sara Mezher, an award-winning filmmaker and actress, said the boys - who had expressed no interest in films - had not been as excited when they first walked in. Quickly however, the mood changed, as the boys became engrossed in the process of choosing a movie character to impersonate. What made the exercise more exciting was that it involved choosing props and ......read more

    Day 2 at Sharjah International Book Fair 2021

    Day 2 at Sharjah International Book Fair 2021

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    SIBF 2021 looks into futuristic ways of preserving heritage for young generations

    A distinguished panel at the Sharjah Book Fair leads a discussion on how we can look into the future while preserving our cultural identity and heritage November 4, 2021: How can we help our children move from the past to the future in a way that they carry their cultural identities and heritage with them? This was the central question at the ‘Past to the Future’ panel session held on Wednesday evening at the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair. Deliberating on this pertinent question were Anisah Ibrahim Al Saadun, an academic and critic from Bahrain who holds PhD in Arabic language and Arabic literature from University of Jordan; Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, an award-winning author; and Isabelle Leymarie, a writer, musicologist who earned a PhD in ethnomusicology from Columbia University.  Heritage has always been a ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge and Department of Community Development Celebrate UAE Flag Day in a Joint Ceremony

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 3, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development (DCD) marked UAE Flag Day today during a special joint ceremony. This morning, HE Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili, DCD Chairman, and HE Sara Musallam, ADEK Chairman hoisted the nation’s flag in front of the ADEK building, in the presence of Their Excellencies the Undersecretaries and Executive Directors of ADEK and DCD. HE Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development (DCD), stated: "the UAE Flag Day is a national occasion that bolsters our people's pride in the nation for the many milestones we have reached in all walks of life and fields of science. These milestones prove the UAE's ability to proceed in the righteous path drawn by its ......read more

    Ajman University Community Marks UAE Flag Day

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, November 3rd, 2021:  On the occasion of the UAE Flag Day on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, Ajman University marked the UAE Flag Day with enthusiasm and traditional national fervor by raising the national flags during a ceremony organized outdoor in front of Sheikh Zayed Center at Ajman University campus.  During the event AU Chancellor Dr. Karim Seghir raised the big UAE flag at 11:00 AM. Observing all theanti-Covid-19 precautionary measures, the AU chancellor, cabinet members, deans and staff, proudly saluted the UAE flag while chanting the national anthem. The Flag Day is celebrated on November 3 every year to mark the accession of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is a national occasion where people of the UAE remember the efforts of the founders of the country, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Signs an MoU with Tractebel

    • The MoU aims to strengthen academic cooperation between both institutions and leverage scientific expertise across fields of expertise   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 November 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), a leading globally recognized multi-campus private university, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tractebel Engineering Consultancy LLC. The partnership aims to strengthen academic cooperation between both entities and leverage scientific expertise across fields.    The MoU signing was held at ADU's Abu Dhabi campus in the presence of Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, Mostafa El Safty, Head of BD Nuclear in the Middle East, Thomas Palix, Regional Manager of Tractebel Middle East, and Dr. Nisreen Alwan, Acting Dean of the College of Health Sciences, as well as faculty from the ......read more

    Ajman University Launches its Spring Admissions Campaign at EXPO 2020 Dubai

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, November 2nd,2021:  Ajman University (AU) launched its spring admissions campaign on October 31 at its booth in Najah Dubai EXPO 2020. The two-day event organized by Najah from October 31-November 1 within the auspices of EXPO 2020 witnessed excellent response with students lining up at the AU booth to avail further information and apply to AU’s highly-ranked and internationally accredited programs.  Admissions to AU’s various bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs will be open until mid-January 2022. Early applicants can avail special discounts and fee waivers. Applicants can apply online at AU’s website or approach the University’s Sheikh Zayed Center for guided help on applications.  Ranked among the top 750 universities in the world as per QS World ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's College of Engineering Hosts the Fourth Women in Engineering Forum 2021

    Under the theme of ‘the Contribution of Women Engineers to Sustainable Smart Cities Pre and Post COVID-19’   • The Forum will take place on 8 and 9 November 2021 at Abu Dhabi University - Abu Dhabi main campus • Virtual participation will be available for those unable to attend in person  • The event is in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Municipality and Society of Engineers-UAE and in collaboration with several engineering societies and other related entities   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2, November 2021:  Following the success of the Women in Engineering Forum in 2020, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is set to host the fourth edition of the Women in Engineering Forum 2021 titled “The Contribution of Women Engineers to Sustainable Smart Cities Pre and Post ......read more

    ‘Imagining Your Future': the Year of the 50th Launches School Kits

    ● ‘Imagining Your Future’ invites schools, educators and parents to participate in the nationwide celebration of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee ● The online school kit is available for all to engage and inspire students to learn from the UAE’s 50 years of progress   United Arab Emirates, November 01, 2021: In line with The Year of the 50th celebrations, the UAE Golden Jubilee Committee has launched ‘Imagining Your Future’, an online school kit that encourages students to participate in the nationwide celebrations through creative decorations and arts and crafts.  All students and schools in the UAE are encouraged to download the free school kit, which includes printable stickers, decorations, postcards, stencils and desk tags from ......read more

    The Abu Dhabi School of Government Highlights Innovation in Abu Dhabi with ‘Magic in UAE' Event

     Event comes as part of ‘The Leader Program’ which aims to develop the competencies of Abu Dhabi government employees   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), the leading government platform for developing human competencies in Abu Dhabi, part of the Department of Government Support, organized a unique learning journey focused on innovation. Entitled ‘Magic in the UAE’, the event was held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the third cohort of ‘The Leader Program’, which aims to develop competencies of Abu Dhabi government employees.   The event welcomed facilitators and speakers from BTS, Astrolabs, Virgin Hyperloop, Dubai Future, Mastercard, Infinity des Lumières, and more. The speakers touched on a wide range of topics including ......read more

    School Of Medicine Dean at St. George's University, Grenada, Wins Award For Co-Authoring Medical Textbook

    30, October 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   St. George’s University School of Medicine Dean Dr. Marios Loukas was among a group of experts who won an award from the British Medical Association (BMA) for their medical imaging textbook, “Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy.” The textbook, which offers a “complete and three-dimensional understanding of applied human anatomy,” won in the category of Basic and Clinical Sciences and Research. Dr. Loukas was one of six co-authors who provided their expertise. “It is an honor to receive this award by the British Medical Association,” Dr. Loukas said. “I can’t think of a better resource in which to offer my knowledge of human anatomy than medical literature used by doctors-in-training—here at ......read more

    GEMS Legacy School Launches Second Global Schools' Sustainability Conference, SCOPE 2021, at Expo 2020

    • 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encourages youth to make voices heard • GEMS Legacy School will host 40 schools and 500 delegates from five countries • Keynote speakers include leaders from UNITAR, Dulsco and Siemens Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 October 2021: GEMS Legacy School will host its second School Conference of Parties (SCOPE) global student sustainability event featuring 40 schools and 500 delegates from five countries, with an opening ceremony in the Siemens Centre at the Al Wasl Dome, Expo 2020 Dubai.    Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, where students were inspired by the world’s youngest green activist, Licypriya Kangujam, this year’s conference promises to equip the students with opportunities to share ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University hosts its first Annual STEM Programming Competition

    Featuring EXPO 2020 Dubai Inspired Challenges   • The competition is in line with H.E Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directive to mark 29 October as the day to honor coders and programmers • School and university students from all majors in the UAE are encouraged to participate    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 27 October 2021: In line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to mark 29 October as the day to honor coders and programmers, Abu Dhabi University (ADU), under the National Program for Coders, will virtually host its first Annual STEM Programming Competition on 28 October.   The competition’s challenges are inspired by EXPO 2020 Dubai, where teams compete to find ......read more

    The British Boarding Schools Show Returns to the UAE

    The 9th edition of year of the UAE’s leading educational show brings experts from over 25 of the finest British Schools to help parents navigate the post COVID educational landscape      Dubai, October 25th, 2021: The British Boarding School Dubai 2021 returns to the UAE for its ninth edition this winter, taking place on the 26-27th November at the Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates. The show will bring together over 25 of the most prestigious and well-regarded British schools under one roof, offering educational advice and information to parents and prospective pupils after one of the most profound and fundamental times of change in the educational world in the past century.    After a period where the lid was lifted onto the complexities of schooling, with students around the world forced ......read more

    Thales and Qatar University Collaborate to Boost Cybersecurity knowledge in Qatar

    Doha, Qatar - 25 October, 2021: Qatar University renews its partnership with global technology leader, Thales, to continue with the development of innovative cybersecurity solutions, upskill local youth and protect the country against emerging cyber threats. Thales ambition is to be the trusted partner of Qatar in cybersecurity delivering customized solutions to ensure Qatar’s sovereignty. As part of the renewed agreement, Thales will support Qatar University with its annual cybersecurity event, Cyber Week, through reintroducing its advanced training tool, Cyber Range, to assist the university’s students in improving their capabilities to address cyberattacks. The event, organised by Knowledge, Intelligence, Networked Data and Interdisciplinary (KINDI) Research Center, aims to discuss current challenges and future ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University to Participate in Najah Abu Dhabi and Najah Dubai at EXPO 2020

    • The UAE’s leading higher education event will take place from 27th – 29th October in Abu Dhabi and from 31st October – 1st November in Dubai • ADU to showcase its new and diverse academic programs and scholarships at Najah 2021  • The University will exhibit several innovative projects and solutions developed by its students   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), a regionally leading multi-campus private university, announced today its participation in the 14th edition of the Najah Exhibition in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The event is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. Taking place from 27th to 29th October ......read more

    UAE National World Robot Olympiad Winners Announced

    • 19 students across seven winning teams to represent the UAE internationally at the World Robot Olympiad 2021 • Winning teams to represent the UAE in Open, Regular, and Future Engineers categories   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 20 October 2021: Following three days of intense online competitions at the UAE World Robot Olympiad (WRO), seven winning teams have been selected to represent the UAE at the international World Robot Olympiad competition, announced the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).   Organized by the WRO Association, the World Robot Olympiad will be held virtually from 18-21 November 2021, qualifying teams from across the globe will represent their countries in three categories themed around renewable energy.   The national event organizer, ADEK, invited ......read more

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    Ajman Free Zone hosts ‘hackathon' competition for university students

    More than 25 programming and coding students from Ajman University and Bath Spa University signed up for the competition November 23, 2021: In partnership with AI Directions and Huawei Cloud, Ajman Free Zone’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robotics Hub is hosting a ‘hackathon’ competition for programming and coding students in Ajman and the UAE to showcase and enhance their skills. Over 25 students from Ajman University and Bath Spa University have signed up for the event, which kicked off last week and will run until January 2022. The AI Robotics Hub is still accepting ......read more

    HBMSU celebrates nine cohorts of graduates of the International Leadership program

    Following a successful partnership with UNITAR Dhahi Khalfan Tamim: We take pride in our pioneering program that prepares leaders that are ready to uphold the UAE’s position as a global role model in promoting cultural openness and civilizations Mansoor Al Awar: Producing nine cohorts of graduates is the result of our core principles of preparing young talents to become qualified in representing the UAE on international platforms  17th November 2021 - In the presence and under the patronage of His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police ......read more

    HBMSU Chancellor discusses prospects in futuristic learning in Egypt during forum held at Egypt Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai

    UAE, November 09, 2021 – H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), recently took part in a panel discussion ‘Education in Egypt: From Kindergarten to job Maker’ organized by and held at the Egypt Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Participating at the talk is in line with HBMSU’s commitment to share its leading experiences in establishing smart learning and promote knowledge transfer across the Arab world. On the sidelines of the visit, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar held a meeting with Dr. Tarek Shawki, Minister of Education and Technical ......read more

    HBMSU seals MoU with Dubai Women Establishment to promote women empowerment through training and consultancy programs

    Collaboration seeks to enhance women’s role in UAE’s preparations for next 50 years   Mansoor Al Awar: ‘We will build a new generation of female leaders with knowledge and innovative skills that can shape the future, in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed’ Shamsa Saleh: ‘We are pleased to collaborate with HBMSU, one of the region’s leading institution of smart learning Strategic and knowledge-centered partnership to support innovative education system & improves women’s capabilities in strategic ......read more

    HBMSU and Alexandria University to offer first joint academic program

    The first national university at the country level to attain this achievement Heads of two universities welcome first batch of learners and discuss future of partnership Mansoor Al Awar: This is unprecedented achievement in UAE and Arab world and worthy of a university that is proud to belong to Emirates Master’s degree is first program offered by smart Arab university to receive Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education’s accreditation Partnership an example of academic integration of HBMSU’s leadership and Alexandria University’s legacy UAE, 01 ......read more

    HBMSU showcases latest smart learning innovations at GITEX Technology 2021

    Strengthening its role as a pioneer in employing technology to advance higher education Mansoor Al Awar: "Our unique initiatives enhance our role as a driving force of smart transformation in the UAE and the world and the graduation of qualified generations equipped with knowledge, technology and science to shape a better future.” October 21, 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart University (HBMSU) showcased the latest technological innovations in the field of smart learning and its most prominent initiatives in providing a higher education that is based on innovation, technology, ......read more

    Pearl Initiative and Letswork launch pilot series on corporate governance for tech startups in the Gulf region

    With over $1 billion invested in MENA startups in 2020, there is a greater opportunity for startups to access more capital by strengthening their corporate governance. Nearly 30 CEOs, Founders & Board Members of tech startups and SMEs attended the session to learn how to improve their governance and accountability to be more attractive to investors. October 20, 2021: The Pearl Initiative, a leading non-profit organization which fosters corporate governance transparency in the Gulf region, launched a pilot series for ‘Governance in Tech’, in collaboration with ......read more

    GEMS Students earn University Credits Thanks to Collaboration with Arizona State University

    • GEMS-ASU collaboration allows students to access world-class courses • 27 GEMS Dubai American Academy students set to earn university credits • All Universal Learner Courses taught online by ASU’s highly rated faculty   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - 20 October 2021: Students at GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) have begun exciting new courses that will earn them valuable university credits at Arizona State University (ASU) while still at school as a result of GEMS Education’s collaboration with the highly-rated American university.   A ......read more

    QS Arab Region Rankings 2022: Abu Dhabi University Ranks Among the Top 21% of Educational Institutions Regionally

    • ADU has seen a significant rise in the areas of Faculty to Student Ratio, Citations per Paper and Papers per Faculty • Notable growth in research output across different disciplines including Life Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences • Excellence in QS rankings sits well with ADU’s position among the top three UAE institutions for prestigious international accreditations.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates— 18 October 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has been ranked among the top institutions in the ......read more

    Past and Present Students Sing the Praises of GEMS Modern Academy as it Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence

    • School choir from first year of operations returns to school for musical tribute • Indian/IB school welcomes back dozens of alumni and teachers for festivities • GEMS Education Group CEO, Dino Varkey, among GEMS Modern’s alumni   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - October 18, 2021:  GEMS Modern Academy marked 35 years of educational excellence today, with alumni from around the world joining GEMS Education Founder and Chairman, Mr Sunny Varkey, in anniversary celebrations.   Included in a day of festivities led by the school’s ......read more

    Adek to Champion Education Sector Innovation and Digital Transformation at Gitex Global 2021

    • ADEK will leverage region’s leading interconnected technology exhibition to spotlight four flagship ICT-related projects facilitating service delivery across extended stakeholders networks • 42 Abu Dhabi to highlight revolutionary coding school’s unique learning methodology at Abu Dhabi Government pavilion   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17th October, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) will leverage this week’s Gitex Global 2021 - the industry’s largest interconnected technology platform - to spotlight four ICT-related ......read more

    Abu Dhabi School of Government participates in GITEX Technology Week 2021

    - Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will showcase its leading programs and courses at GITEX in the Abu Dhabi Pavilion   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will participate in one of the region’s leading technology events, GITEX 2021, where it will showcase how it continues to empower Abu Dhabi government employees through captivating and enriching learning journeys. As part of its endeavor to enhance competencies of human capital in Abu Dhabi, the ADSG partners with leading entities across multiple industries in ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with ATOMENA Energy Solutions

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 13, October 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and ATOMENA Energy Solutions (ATOMENA), a leading local Nuclear Energy service provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote academic cooperation and the exchange of scientific findings between the two entities.  Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU and Khaled Seddiqi, Chairman of ATOMENA signed the MoU in the presence of Mohamed Alowais, Vice Chairman, Ali Geedi, Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Ghazi, Chief Operating Officer and Khalid Al-Khaja, Director of Nationalization at ......read more

    Sharjah Set to Host Two Popular Events for Education and Employment

    Sharjah, October 13, 2021:  Preparations for hosting the 23rd National Career Exhibition and the 17th International Education Show (IES), from 19 to 21 October, have got underway. The two events are held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the two shows are expected to see wide participation of Emirati and international academic institutions, in addition to a large presence from government and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Fosters Women Excellence in Engineering and Computing Research

    • From 2018 to 2021, ADU saw the participation of 1,467 female students with 26 of its female students taking home awards in the annual Undergraduate Research Competiton (URC) • The number of female winners increased by over 200% in three years • ADU offers an engaging educational environment that empowers women to grow and succeed in engineering and computing research • ADU students were awarded with this year’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) WISC scholarships   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 11 October 2021: In line ......read more

    De Montfort University Dubai, expands footprint with employability focused programs in the UAE

    • Offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, excellent facilities, and a fantastic student experience. • Winner of Best Careers and Employability Service (NUE) Awards, UK 2021    Dubai-UAE - 11 October 2021:  De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has launched its operations from Dubai international Academic City, enhancing the presence of research and employability focused programs in the UAE as well as the global educational experience available to students from the region and beyond.    Founded in 1870, De Montfort ......read more

    MBRSC Announces Astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi finished their first year of training at NASA's Johnson Space Center

    Dubai, UAE - 07, October 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi completed their first training year successfully at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Throughout their 6 hours underwater in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), they passed their evaluations which included using the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), the maintenance of the International Space Station and the Incapacitated Crew Rescue (ICR).   ...read more

    Pro Golf Coach Claude Harmon III Offers Coaching to Elite-Level Golfers at GEMS FirstPoint School

    • Students jump at opportunity to hear from one of the world’s top golf coaches • FirstPoint has partnered with Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy • School’s Golf Centre of Excellence offers a bespoke curriculum to top golfers     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2021:  Celebrated professional golf coach Claude Harmon III, the grandson of the late Claude Harmon and son of Claude “Butch” Harmon Jr, yesterday paid a visit to GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa to share his life lessons, advice and secrets ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Celebrates Abu Dhabi's Educators on World Teacher's Day 2021

    • Honors a trio of exceptional teachers   • Launches Teachers Hotline dedicated for professionals to share suggestions and opinions • Releases ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ a guide designed to help new teachers transition into their life in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 05 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has marked World Teachers Day 2021 by honoring the top trio of exceptional teachers for their dedication and contribution to the profession, as well as the launch of a duo of new initiatives aimed at ......read more

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