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    Sheikh Zayed Book Award Records the Highest Number of Submissions for its 15th Edition

    Reading Panel reviews 2,349 entries from 57 countries, the highest number in its history Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 26 October 2020:  The highest number of submissions have been recorded for the 15th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, as its Reading Panel reported reviewing a record 2,349 submissions across nine categories, from 22 Arab and 35 foreign countries. The Reading Panel concluded its review of all submitted works, the highest number in the Award’s 14-year history, in a series of virtual sessions presided over by HE Dr Ali bin Tamim, Secretary-General of Sheikh Zayed Book Award and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, with the attendance of the Award’s Scientific Committee members Dr Khalil Al Sheikh and literary critic Sultan Al Ameemi, from Jordan and the UAE, respectively, as ......read more

    MBRU to Connect With Future Healthcare Professionals at Najah Connect 2020

    Interactive sessions at popular education fair will outline academic programs and unique learning opportunities at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences  United Arab Emirates -  October 25, 2020:    Students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and specialize in other healthcare fields will get valuable insights into the latest learning journeys at NAJAH Connect virtual education fair after Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), announced its participation.  NAJAH Connect 2020 will begin on October 27th until the 29th, from 10 AM until 10 PM. MBRU will also present two interactive sessions to engage healthcare professionals of the future.  The first session titled ‘Become the Next Frontliner’, on October 27, will outline ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Professor Granted US Patent

    • Dr. Omar Chaalal was granted a patent for a novel green process in the field of enhanced oil recovery for the removal of oil trapped underground  • The new process serves to improve oil extraction capacity using natural surfactant extracted from plants collected from the United Arab Emirates’ natural environment   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—25 October 2020:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the College of Engineering (CoE), Dr. Omar Chaalal, has been granted US patent under 10711178, for inventing a novel green process that uses two types of plant extracts that increase the total oil recovery to 96% of initial oil in place (IOIP) at reservoir temperature during the tertiary recovery mode. While water flood recovered around 50% of the ......read more

    ADU's College of Engineering Students Win Top Three Places in Abu Dhabi NASA's Space Apps Challenge 2020

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—21 October 2020:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) announced that students from its College of Engineering (CoE) won the top three places in Abu Dhabi NASA’s Space Apps 2020 Challenge, the world’s largest global hackathon for building innovative solutions for earth and space.  Focusing on the theme “Take action from home with NASA”, teams from around Abu Dhabi put their innovative skills to the test to compete in a 48-hour virtual hackathon, solving challenges using NASA’s open-source data. ADU’s CoE students demonstrated their abilities to tackle real world challenges such as using flying drones to monitor changes in biodiversity, detecting and putting out fires, as well as inventing a sleeping helmet for astronauts.   The NASA Space Apps Challenge ......read more

    Emirates Literature Foundation Releases Booker Prize Special With Avni Doshi on the Boundless Book Club Podcast

    Dubai, UAE, October 12 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation’s new podcast, the Boundless Book Club, has today released a special episode featuring Avni Doshi, one of the authors shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Beating literary heavyweights like Hilary Mantel and Ann Tyler to the shortlist, Avni’s debut novel about a fraught mother-daughter relationship in the shadow of dementia set in contemporary India has taken the world by storm.    In the latest Boundless Book Club podcast episode, Avni shares her mother’s reaction to the novel, her reason for not telling her husband straight away about being shortlisted for the most prestigious literary award in the English-speaking world, and some wise words for other aspiring authors about her long journey to publication.    The ......read more

    Felicitation Ceremony of the Sixth Edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan Teacher's Prize Recognise Distinguished Practices and Efforts of Teachers

    During felicitation of the 6th Edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan Teacher’s Prize aiming to reward outstanding practices and efforts to improve teachers' performance:     Spirit of cooperation reflects our determination to overcome challenge, obstacles, crises, and epidemics says HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum     • The distinguished relationship between UAE and UNESCO contributes to the success of joint projects • The aim of UNESCO-Hamdan Teacher Prize is to support education for everyone and enhance the quality of education in less developed communities • The fund of this award is successfully allocated to finance three projects and programmes at UNESCO • Winning projects comes from Brazil, Portugal and Egypt   Dubai, UAE,  6 October ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge Celebrates Abu Dhabi's Educators on World Teachers Day 2020

    Abu Dhabi, UAE- 06 October 2020: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has marked World Teachers Day 2020 by honoring the top trio of exceptional teachers for their dedication and contribution to the profession. Private schools throughout Abu Dhabi were invited to submit nominations for outstanding teachers, and the winners were surprised at their schools or virtually with student testimonials, a presentation of prizes, and a certificate of appreciation. Speaking about World Teachers Day, H.E. Sara Musallam said: “In a year that has witnessed unprecedented changes and a shift to new teaching methodologies, I am very proud of all our teachers across the emirate for rising to the challenge and maintaining our students’ quality of education to the best of their capabilities. I also want to ......read more

    510 New Future Heroes Welcomed to Gulf Medical University in Virtual White Coat Ceremony

    Chancellor emphasizes communication, teamwork, ethicality and trustworthiness as important competencies for future health professionals   United Arab Emirates, 04 October 2020:  The new batches of students of the six colleges under Gulf Medical University (GMU) owned and run by Thumbay Group, were welcomed into their healthcare professions through a white coat ceremony organized by the University, on 1st October 2020, receiving their first white coats as they participated in the time-honored tradition, albeit a virtual one this year, in the wake of the global pandemic.  Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder, President Board of Trustees, GMU was the chief guest of the ceremony. Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU presided.  Also present at the ceremony organized at the University were Mr. Akbar Moideen ......read more

    People of Determination Taking Part in Atmah Share Their Hopes and Ambitions

    The first Social Impact Bond programme, created and launched by the Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an       • Aldar Education, in collaboration with the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, the Department of Community Development, Aldar Properties and Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, created “ATMAH” a specialist pilot vocational training initiative, working with People of Determination  • Curated by Ma’an’s Social Impact Bond programme, ATMAH currently has 25 students under training and aims to provide skills to enable the students to gain full-time employment  • Students recently shared their ambitions and hopes with Aldar Education and talked about what the programme means to ......read more

    Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners With Discovery Education to Deliver High-quality Online Learning to Thousands of Refugees and Vulnerable Youth in Lebanon

    United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon. The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Covid-19 Online Learning Emergency Fund for Refugee Education, was launched by H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair in April 2020 to ensure vulnerable populations are able to continue their learning without interruption. This partnership with Discovery Education will help fill the educational gaps that have emerged because of the COVID -19 crisis. This program will reach 5,000 at-risk students in addition to over 17,500 students already being helped by REF in Jordan, Lebanon, and the UAE.  As part of the partnership with the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, and for the first time ever, ......read more

    Rich Egyptian Archive of Photos, Artifacts, and More Comes to NYU Abu Dhabi Library

    Over 40 boxes of correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and photographs, offer valuable insight into the life of the famous Egyptian poet, doctor, and bee scientist Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi The collection will be available for use in the Archives and Special Collections department of the NYU Abu Dhabi Library   Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 27, 2020: The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Library has acquired the archive of Egyptian poet, publisher, medical doctor, and bee scientist Ahmed Zaki Abu Shadi, who lived from 1892-1955. Containing over 40 boxes of correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and photographs, as well as paintings and artifacts, the archive was acquired from Abu Shadi’s granddaughter, Joy Amina Garnett, earlier this year. Abu Shadi was best known as a poet and founder of the literary journal Apollo, ......read more

    School Librarian of the Year Award 2021 Opens for Nominations

    • Award promotes librarians’ exceptional impact in encouraging reading in their schools • The fifth consecutive year of collaboration between Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of Dubai highlights the importance of promoting the love of reading to the younger generations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 13 2020:  The search is on for the UAE’s top school librarians with the return of the prestigious annual School Librarian of the Year Award. Now in its fifth year, and  given by the Emirates Literature Foundation in collaboration with the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, it recognises and honours those individuals who have been shown to make a difference in supporting both the culture and education that develops a student’s ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Alumnus Awarded Prestigious Chevening Scholarship

    Touba Marrie, who graduated in 2019 from NYU Abu Dhabi, will pursue a master’s degree at Cardiff University in Data Science and Analytics   Abu Dhabi, UAE – September 13, 2020:  NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2019 alumnus Touba Marrie, has been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship, the UK government’s international awards program aimed at developing global leaders. Marrie will be pursuing a fully funded Master of Science (MSc) in Data Science and Analytics at Cardiff University. Marrie, originally from Gambia, majored in Mathematics with a minor in Economics at NYUAD. During his undergraduate studies, he developed a keen interest in mathematics, finance, and data science, and how these disciplines can be used to help unlock solutions to create a better future. As part of his senior Capstone ......read more

    Three GEMS Education Schools in Dubai Celebrate a Combined 75 Years of Quality Education

    • The Kindergarten Starters reaches 30th anniversary, The Westminster School turns 25 and The Millennium School marks 20 years  • All three schools have delivered successful track records of all-round quality education for their students and communities over the decades     United Arab Emirates,  September 10, 2020:  Principals, teachers and students at three GEMS Education schools in Dubai this week celebrated significant milestones in their schools’ journeys, as The Kindergarten Starters turned 30 years old, The Westminster School enjoyed its 25th anniversary and The Millennium School marked 20 years of operations.   It was an opportunity for all three schools to look back on a combined 75 years of providing the highest quality education to their communities and celebrate ......read more

    Education for All – ADEK Ensures Access to Education Opportunities for Students of Determination With Autism

    - Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge approves expansion plan for Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Special Education (MRC)  - Expansion to accommodate 118 new UAE National students with Autism taking the total number to 293 - Renewed New England Center for Children (NECC) contract ensuring service continuity for five years   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- September 5, 2020:  In line with its strategy to ensure  access to  education opportunities for all students, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced an expansion plan for Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Special Education (MRC).   The center expansion plan includes a five-year operational service contract renewal between ADEK and NECC. The center’s families have endorsed the renewal decision ......read more

    Modesh Scholarship Promotion Brings Happiness and AED450,000 in Cash Prizes to 18 Lucky Families This Dubai Summer Surprises

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 September 2020:  The new academic year is underway across the UAE, but for 18 lucky families who were shopping during Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the return to classes reveals another cause for celebration. This year’s edition of DSS saw the launch of the ultimate Back to School raffle – the Modesh Scholarship Promotion. Open to students of all ages and their families, the raffle saw a total of AED450,000 awarded to 18 shoppers, with each winner receiving AED25,000. To help ease the burden of paying for academic fees as well as shopping for Back to School essentials, the Modesh Scholarship Promotion was launched for the first time this DSS, and was open to residents and visitors who spent AED250 in malls across the city including: Mercato Mall, Town Centre Jumeirah, The Outlet Village, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Launched a Series of Free Community-Focused Initiatives

    The ‘Investing in our Community’ initiative delivers online support to teachers, working professionals, and high school students preparing for higher education   • Held during the month of July and August, the ‘Investing in our Community’ initiative delivered 80 workshops, attended virtually by 7,200 participants • It witnessed great interaction and vital participation receiving over 5,000 questions and 4,500 chat messages and reached a number of views through Facebook of over 55,000.      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 01 September 2020:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has launched a series of online courses under its latest initiative entitled ‘Investing in our Community’. The initiative kicked off in July and continued throughout the month of August. ......read more

    Back to School: 6 Tips for Keeping Children Safe Online

    NordPass gives advice on keeping children safe online   United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:  With the back to school season in full swing, the dangers of online hacks, scams, and cyberbullying increase. Today, children spend more time online than ever before. Most schools now require children to have their own laptops or tablets, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, when most schools chose remote teaching. However, few schools give clear instructions to children and parents about how to stay secure online.  NordPass has collected some tips and tricks so that parents can teach their children about internet privacy and safety.   1. Educate on the importance of passwords.  Chad Hammond, a security expert from NordPass, emphasizes the importance of teaching children good password ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Back-to-school Health Tips '

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) highlighted back-to-school health tips and preventative precautions as children gear up for school.  Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says, “In line with governmental guidelines, schools have adopted stringent precautionary measures to reduce the possibility of transmission of infection among students and to provide a safe and healthy educational environment. Parents also play a pivotal role in helping maintain health and safety standards. Students and parents must adopt internationally recommended safety measures at school and after school as well.” Al Awadhi provided some tips to prepare children to go back to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Private Schools Welcome Return of Students as the new Academic Year 2020\2021 Begins

    United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020: It’s good to be back! Thousands of students have begun returning to school across Abu Dhabi for the start of the new academic year 2020/2021.  All private schools in the Emirate have reopened with one of the five models outlined in the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) Schools Reopening Policies and have implemented precautionary measures detailed in guidelines to ensure a safe return to class. Safety measures include: no more than 15 students in the same cluster; maintaining 1.5 meter social distancing between students throughout the day; all teachers and school staff undergoing COVID-19 testing prior to schools opening. ADEK inspectors visited all schools to ensure their adherence to the guidelines and will continue regular visits to review individual ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Alumna Awarded Prestigious Global Korea Scholarship

    - Class of 2020 alumna, Emma Kay Tocci, has been awarded the Global Korea Scholarship to study Korean and complete a Master’s degree in International Studies-   Abu Dhabi – August 30, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 alumna Emma Kay Tocci has been awarded the Global Korea Scholarship, a fully-funded program sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Education. Tocci will travel to Daegu city to study language and culture for one year, before continuing to complete a master’s degree in Seoul.   NYUAD’s first GKS scholar, Tocci majored in Film and New Media at NYUAD and has a particular focus on understanding how new media technologies impact cross-border and political relationships. Originally from the US, Emma’s decision to immerse herself in another nation’s cultural and ......read more

    Back To School – Children Nutrition By Dr. Nagwa Iskander Elkhouli, Specialist Pediatrician at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 August 2020:  As the school start is drawing nearer it is important to think about the nutrition of our children to support their immunity decrease the chances of acquiring infections.    Here are some pointers parents should think about when planning their children’s diets to ensure balance.   1. Choose Protein – Protein are a great source of energy. Choose seafood (if your child is not allergic), lean meats and poultry, eggs or soy based products.    2. Fruit Vitamins & Natural Sugars – Stay away from processed sugar and junk foods. Although kids may love it, it is detrimental to their health in the short and long run. Encourage your children to eat fruits, make sure to incorporate this in their daily diets, whether for breakfast ......read more

    The Education Affairs Office at the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi Issues “Teaching in the United Arab Emirates: 10 Lessons From TALIS” Book to Drive a Positive Change in the Educ

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020:  The Education Affairs Office (EAO) at the Crown Prince Court in Abu Dhabi today launched “Teaching in the United Arab Emirates: 10 Lessons from TALIS” – a new book that provides teachers in the UAE with practical guidance as they support the nation’s youth and prepare them for the world. Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the book builds on discussions from Qudwa 2019, a teachers’ forum organized by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, where teachers, school leaders and decision-makers focused on how to build future-ready schools and develop the right global competencies among students. Identified through analysis of UAE data from the OECD’s Teaching and Learning ......read more

    Over 10,000 Students to Participate in the First Online Arts & Science Exhibition at Gulf Medical University

    United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020:  More than 10,000 students from various schools across the UAE are expected to participate in the 14th annual edition of the ‘Medical and Science Exhibition (MASE)’, the biggest inter-school medical and science exhibition in the country organized by Gulf Medical University (GMU). This will also be the first fully online edition of MASE, organized in conformity with the safety regulations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Participation is open to students of grades 10, 11 and 12; individuals as well as teams can participate. Competitions will be held in arts, science and combination of arts and science. It includes Projects, Posters and Painting categories, with the number of entries limited to one per student, in each category. However, participants are allowed to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Launches New Concentrations for College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences

    • The new programs will provide foundations in Robotics and Automation, Industrial Mechatronics, and Media Production     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—25 August 2020:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced three new concentrations in its College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, set to launch in the upcoming semester. The new concentrations will provide a foundation in Industrial Mechatronics as part of the ABET-accredited Mechanical Engineering program, Robotics and Automation as part of its ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering program in the College of Engineering, and Media Production as part of its BA in Mass Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences.   As the 2020-2021 academic year approaches, ADU is ready to welcome its students for the first semester ......read more

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    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University shares smart learning experience at UNESCO's Mobile Learning Week 2020

    The UAE’s experience praised as an inspiring model for ensuring continuity of education during COVID-19 HBMSU Chancellor: ‘We continue to transform challenges into opportunities and reshape the future of learning using advanced technology’   Professor Moustafa Hassan highlights teachers’ role in addressing COVID-19 challenges and HBMSU’s efforts in the forefront of global competition 19 October 2020, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) joined prestigious international institutions at the UNESCO’s ‘Mobile Learning Week ......read more

    Mansoor Al Awar calls for investing in leadership and professional skills of teachers being the cornerstone of education in the future

    During participation in UNESCO’s celebration of ‘World Teachers’ Day’  HBMSU represents higher education institutions in the Arab world and participates in supporting international efforts to enhance the teaching profession Chancellor of HBMSU: "We are committed to developing new concepts to improve capabilities of educators and enable them to keep pace with and lead the change in the future.” 11 October 2020 – Representing higher education institutions in the Arab world, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has participated ......read more

    HBMSU takes part in Global Education Coalition meeting held at UN General Assembly in New York

    The university affirms support for implementation of enhanced education system during and beyond COVID-19 October 06, 2020 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) took part in a recent UNESCO virtual meeting of the Global Education Coalition, held on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) in New York. The event, “Education During Covid-19 and Beyond: The Global Education Coalition in Action” was hosted by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay and brought together heads of states, ministers of education, members of the Coalition ......read more

    ‘Emirati Programmer – Summer 2020' celebrates graduates of cloud computing, IoT, and 3D printing programs

    Highlighting the success of its strong collaboration with global technology leaders Dhahi Khalfan: People of the UAE have the responsibility of promoting innovation and adoption of technological progress to advance the country’s transformation into a global incubator for exploring and building the future Mansoor Al Awar: The success of the ‘Emirati Programmer’ initiative affirms our belief that the role of youth in building the future depends on their ability to use technology and advanced sciences to achieve development goals September 23, 2020 - Under the ......read more

    HBMSU launches the new EduGame at the virtual ‘Annual Gathering 2020'

    H.E. Dr. Al Awar: ‘We will continue our efforts to reengineer learning for the empowerment of our learners as they drive development in  UAE’ HBMSU’s graduates reflect the five learning outcomes, namely Academic Excellence, Innovation and Analytical Skills, Passion for Knowledge, Effective Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills, and Pride in National Identity and a Sense of Belonging 16 September 2020 – The Learners Relationship Management Department (LRM) of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has welcomed the new learners for fall 2020 during its ......read more

    Bentley Systems Announces Availability of OpenGround Cloud to Increase the Value of Geotechnical Data

    New Cloud Service Assures Data Integrity for Geotechnical Information Management 13 September 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the availability of OpenGround Cloud, a new cloud service that enables geotechnical professionals to access reliable geotechnical data for better engineering decision support and to improve collaboration across the entire supply chain. OpenGround Cloud offers a complete solution for ......read more

    Mansoor Al Awar reiterates commitment to enhancing UAE's leading role as one of the most prepared countries for smart learning

    HBMSU welcomes learners with a series of virtual meetings   University marks the beginning of academic year 2020-21 12 September 2020- Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) marked the beginning of the academic year 2020-21 with a series of virtual introductory meetings chaired by His Excellency Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU. The meetings were aimed at welcoming already existing learners and new comers to a new year of academic and scientific excellence. Al Awar underlined the way forward in harnessing smart technologies in service of smart learning, which ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University launches new first-of-its-kind learning model for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

    A smart learning reboot for the new semester Mansoor Al Awar: 'The blended delivery model is the yield of 18 years of continuous innovation in infrastructure ensuring comprehensive smart learning for future innovators.' Successful combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning signals a leap towards creating a generation that is technologically and scientifically qualified to lead progress and development. Accredited bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees delivered with the blended smart learning model. Learning becomes anytime and anywhere starting from ......read more

    Ministry of Education successfully concludes ‘Estedad' program for scientific research and entrepreneurship at HBMSU

    In line with initiatives aimed at equipping young generation with knowledge, research tools, and leadership skills Mansoor Al Awar: “We are committed to dedicating our knowledge, resources and accumulated experience to support the Ministry’s aspirations in line with the directives of HBMSU’s President to reengineer education as we gear up for the future.” August 24, 2020 - In a major contribution to support the Ministry of Education’s 2020 online academic activities for the summer, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has successfully completed two ......read more

    MBRU Joins UAE Ministry of Education's Estedad Program to Engage Future Healthcare Professionals

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty lead interactive sessions on diverse education and career opportunities in medicine and health sciences and network development   Dubai, August 17, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), has taken strides to engage healthcare professionals of the future by playing a leading role in the UAE Ministry of Education’s (MoE) Estedad program, a one-of-a-kind program that helps students transition from high school to university. The Estedad program aims to provide high ......read more

    International Baccalaureate May 2020 Results Update

    August 17, 2020:   Today, after careful deliberation, the IB will be making an adjustment to awarded results for the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) May 2020 session, where applicable, using predicted grades and coursework (IA). Given the current unprecedented circumstances, using the IAs as the basis for awarding the updated grades provides an accurate and reliable reflection of an IB student’s performance. The IA grades are based on student coursework and assessed by trained independent IB examiners.     The IB confirms that no IB ......read more

    Emirates Talent Association and HBMSU partner with global technology pioneers to train youth in cloud computing, IoT, and 3D printing skills

    New programs and international partnerships to drive leadership for creative minds   H.E. Dhahi Khalfan: “Our collaboration with technology giants comes as part of our efforts to equip future leaders with knowledge and innovation.”  Mansoor Al Awar: “We continue to collaborate with AWS and Signify to further invest in young talents, our most important asset.”   August 15, 2020 - As part of its continuing efforts to establish a highly qualified generation of technology and knowledge pioneers, the Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan ......read more

    UniRef Launches Pilot Project to Offer University Education for 100 Syrian Refugees

    Classes begin on August 17 in Amman, Jordan, in partnership with IFRC, Red Crescent Societies and Jordan Red Crescent; 5-year mission will cover 5,000 refugees Dubai, August 13, 2020:  After two years of determined efforts, in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the Jordan Red Crescent, UniRef (University for Refugees) is launching a pilot project to provide university education for 100 Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan. This is part of a five-year mission that will cover 5,000 student refugees. Yvelyne Wood, CEO and Co-founder of UniRef, says: ......read more

    RAK Academy Begins New Academic Year With High Safety Standards in Effort to Protect Returning Students

    Ras Al Khaimah, 13th August 2020: Ras Al Khaimah Academy – a leader in the primary school sector in the Emirate – is set to welcome the new academic year with a set of stringent precautions to ensure students’ safety from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Academy is working to assure parents that their children will be attending campuses that adhere to the highest safety standards when they re-open on August 30, 2020.   Academic institutions across the UAE had been ordered to close in March 2020, as part of the COVID-19-related precautions, relying instead ......read more

    Over One Third of Aldar Academies Students Achieve A* and A Grades in Record A-level Results Year

    •         Aldar Academies, part of Aldar Education, is celebrating a record year of A-level results with more than 1 in 3 students achieving A* or A across all subjects •         Almost 100 per cent pass rate has been achieved for all students, with more than 85 per cent achieving A* - C grades  •         These record results have been attained thanks to Aldar Academies’ distance learning provision, which was awarded the highest possible rating across all academies by ADEK, crediting the ......read more

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah participates in “UAE Youth Engagement for Better Tomorrow”

    Sharjah, UAE, 12 August 2020:  Students from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) recently took part in a webinar organized by the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime as part of UN International Youth Day celebrations. Participation in this initiative is part of AASTS’ continuous efforts to adopt new methods that connect students with the maritime sector, which is one of key sectors that support global economy and trade.  The webinar covered a wide range of topics tailored for the UAE’s next generation of ......read more

    Dubai Student Shortlisted for Prestigious Oxford-Princeton Essay Competition

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 12 August 2020 – Dunecrest American School is proud to announce that Maya El-Chal, an IBDP candidate at the school, has been shortlisted for the prestigious John Locke Institute 2020 Essay competition. Ms. El-Chal competed with almost 3,000 applicants from around the world; professors from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard and Chicago adjudicated the competition.   The John Locke Institute is an independent educational organization that runs various residential courses, revision seminars, essay competitions and events for exceptional ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Introduces a 20% Discount for Healthcare Heroes and Their Families

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 2020:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a 20% reduction in fees for the country’s healthcare heroes, their spouses and children, in recognition and appreciation of their tireless efforts in safeguarding the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The initiative seeks to lend a helping hand to healthcare workers and their families, who wish to enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Scholarship recipients will have access to more than 50 academic programs as of the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 ......read more

    Rize Virtual University Fair Connects Abu Dhabi Students with World's Most Prestigious Higher Education Institutions

      Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) implements platform for students to begin crucial first steps on higher education journey   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 10, 2020:  With thousands of students embarking on their higher education journeys, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) was keen to connect high-school students across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi with leading local and international universities in the absence of physical events.   Launched in early July and spanning four weeks, the Rize Virtual University ......read more

    Get School Ready With Super Back to School Offers and Exciting Activities, Brought to You by Dubai Summer Surprises

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:   Parents and children across Dubai can finally count down to the start of the new school year with the first day of term only a few weeks away.   As the summer holidays come to an end, the citywide Back to School campaign is in full swing, brought to you by Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS); bringing joy to families with great events and unmissable promotions from some of the city’s favourite stores and attractions.      ...read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Alumna First Woman to Ever Receive Prestigious Bseisu-Cambridge Scholarship

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - August 9, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 alumna Bana Alamad has been awarded the prestigious Bseisu-Cambridge Scholarship, offered by the Bseisu Foundation. The first woman to receive the Bseisu-Cambridge scholarship since it was established in 2005, Alamad will be pursuing a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Genomic Medicine, an integrated clinical and research degree at the University of Cambridge.  Hailing from Jordan, Alamad graduated from NYUAD with a major in Biology and a minor in Visual Arts and has always been passionate about integrating both ......read more

    BA Students Complete Their First Year of Studies at Sharjah Performing Arts Academy

    First cohort of performing arts undergraduate students make history in Sharjah   Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 09 August 2020:  The determination of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, to create a standalone, professional performing arts academy in the Middle East has been fully realised with Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) successfully completing its first, full academic year of teaching and learning. The only dedicated performing arts academy in the Middle East welcomed its first cohort of BA students in September 2019 from the ......read more

    HBMSU holds virtual graduation ceremony for participants of 4th ‘Emirati Programmer' program, uses blockchain to distribute certificates

    New generation of young Emiratis empowered to utilize next-gen tools to reshape the future Lt. Gen. Tamim: ‘We are in constant pursuit of creating a positive environment to further empower our talented youth’ HBMSU’s Chancellor: ‘We will equip our nationals with all tools required to enhance their contribution to building a bright future for our country’ Use of blockchain shows HBMSU’s commitment to Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 and support for UAE’s bid to become a global hub for advanced technologies Partnership between Emirates ......read more

    Dubai International Academy Announces 99% Passing Rate for MYP Certificate

    Dubai, UAE, 6th August 2020:  The Middle Years Programme (MYP) team at Dubai International Academy are proud to announce its continued improvement of its MYP results. This year, DIA had 154 students registered for the May 2020 examination session and obtained a 99% passing rate for MYP Certificate students which is the highest ever at DIA.  The subject results reflect these improvements with DIA having seventeen out of twenty-one subjects above world averages. They have also achieved outstanding results in the Personal Project with DIA students having an average score of 5.43 ......read more

    ADU's College of Engineering launches ADU “ESTEDAD” Enrichment Bootcamp

    • The program targets high school students in grades 10 to 12 • Students can participate in one of the tracks • 50 Emiratis students have already registered and will participate in the ADU CoE program    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—5 August 2020: In coordination with the Ministry of Education and in line with the Estedad 2020 initiative, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (COE) is offering high school students the opportunity to get ahead of the curve with the virtual “ESTEDAD” Enrichment ......read more

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