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    Abu Dhabi University Gears Up to Receive More Students with Start of New Academic Year

    University hosts more than 7,000 students from 70 nationalities  New Dubai campus to enhance capacity in September 2017  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 July, 2017:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) is gearing up to enroll more students in its undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered across its Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain campuses with the start of the academic year 2017-2018.   Indicating a continuing rise in the demand for quality higher education options in the UAE, ADU witnessed a significant increase in the number of undergraduate students from 3,750 in the academic year 2010-2011 to 5,229 in the 2015-2016 academic year. Moreover, the number of postgraduate students who joined the University grew from 682 in the 2010-2011 academic year, representing 15 percent of the total number enrolled, to 1,872 in the ......read more

    Design your life through ESMOD Dubai: September Courses

    Forge an exciting international career in fashion with the region's leading fashion institute.  It has been more than ten years since the ESMOD Dubai was first established in the Middle East, and since then the region's fashion industry has drastically, matured and flourished. It is now an era of the latest trends and brands making their mark in the Middle East, in an ever-evolving industry that yearns for talented individuals to get creative, push the boundaries and carve out unique fashion identities both locally and internationally. For those armed with the potential and determination to take the next step, ESMOD Dubai, the French Fashion Institute, offers a host of courses commencing in September 2017 to help dreams be realised.  FASHION MARKETING   Start Date:  10th September 2017 Duration: ......read more

    Dubai International Academic City Universities Set Sights on Attracting Chinese Students with 600 Scholarships, Grants

    Dubai-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Select members of the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) community have announced they will offer 600 scholarships and grants to Chinese students enrolling for the 2017/18 academic year. The move seeks to promote the exchange of intellectual capital between the UAE and China through increasing the numbers of Chinese students pursuing their higher education in Dubai. Participating institutions include Amity University Dubai, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, Middlesex University Dubai, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), and Edline Training & Professional Development (Edline). Ranging from partial to full, the scholarships and grants aim to reward outstanding Chinese students and help alleviate the financial burden of studying overseas. Keen on increasing the number of Chinese students on ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University to inaugurate the new dorm extension by September 2017

    The project represents an AED17.5 million investment in campus facilities  The new addition enhances dormitory capacity by 93 units that can accommodate 144 female students  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 July, 2017:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced its plans to inaugurate the new extension to its female dormitory with the start of the 2017-2018 academic year. Designed to cater to the rise in demand for on-campus student housing, which already accommodates 408 students in segregated male and female dorms, the AED17.5 million project adds 93 rooms spanning over 4,200 m2 that can accommodate 144 female students who join ADU from across the UAE and abroad.   The extension is set to offer state-of-the-art services and facilities, such as a multi-purpose hall, a gym, discussion and reading rooms, several ......read more

    30% Fee Waiver on Professional Diploma in Teaching at AU

    Ajman, UAE, July 25, 2017:  Ajman University has announced a thirty percent discount for new students enrolling in the Professional Diploma in Teaching offered by the College of Education and Basic Science. The program begins with the new academic year 2017-2018. Teaching is an art and a skill that the UAE government encourages on a professional level. This program aims to equip undergraduates with a diploma that qualifies them to pursue a career in teaching, regardless of their earlier qualification. To be a teacher is a prestigious job but it brings with it the responsibility to be able to impart knowledge in a professional manner, therefore with its 30 years of experience and expertise, AU is offering this diploma to all who seek an additional qualification. It will provide the learner with educational skills, curriculum ......read more

    High flyers awarded scholarship placements at Hartland International School

    Scholarship programme at Dubai school commences as part of the school’s UAE Year of Giving initiative United Arab Emirates, Dubai July 23, 2017:  In the spirit of ‘The Year of Giving’, Hartland International School, a British curriculum school, has awarded full scholarships to three high achieving students residing in the UAE. The Year of Giving, outlined by the UAE government, intends to celebrate the virtues of giving and cement philanthropy in the heart of the nation. In line with this, Hartland International School celebrates giving through rewarding excellence with placement at its school. For these scholarships,  tuition fees and associated costs have been waived entirely. The programme commences at the start of the academic year 2017-2018 (September 2017) and will welcome; Elizaveta Soboleva, ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Engineering Faculty and StartAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan Named Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator

    Abu Dhabi, July 19, 2017: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Research Professor of Engineering, Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and startAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan has been awarded the 2017 Rhodes Trust Inspirational Educator Award. The Inspirational Educator Award aims to highlight prodigious teaching from around the world. Rhodes Scholars are invited to nominate exceptional mentors who have had a profound influence on their lives before they received their scholarships.  The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. Jagannathan was nominated for the award by 2016 Rhodes Scholar and NYUAD alumna Farah Shamout. “I believe Professor Ramesh is deserving of this award because he exemplifies what it truly means ......read more

    Masdar Institute's High-Performance Solar Absorber Aims to Make Solar Thermal Power Generation More Efficient and Affordable in the UAE

    Developed with MIT, Innovative Breakthrough Enables Highly Efficient Sunlight Absorption Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19, July, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The solar absorber, developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), features an ultrathin nanocomposite film made of silver and silica, topped with silver nanoparticles. It absorbs nearly 100% of the sunlight’s energy from the ultraviolet and visible portions of the solar spectrum. This technological breakthrough could be a boon to the efficiency and affordability of solar thermal applications, such as utility-scale solar ......read more

    VFS Edu Support Services partners with Oxademy to launch world's first ‘AI-based' online learning programmes for students

    Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  VFS Edu Support Services Pvt. Ltd., the education services arm of VFS Global, today announced a partnership with award-winning UK-based Edtech Oxademy Technologies and its subsidiary Oxademy Business School to form the new global digital learning platform ‘VFS-Oxademy’.  VFS-Oxademy will offer a first-of-its-kind knowledge-driven artificial intelligence (AI) cloud infrastructure called OX360 which identifies each learner's strengths and weaknesses and generates learning paths based on individual learner’s behaviour, personalising the learning to each individual student.   The new platform is designed to be a response to the limitations of purely online courses, which have suffered from high drop-out rates, due in many cases to the lack of a personalised learning ......read more

    September sizzles at ESMOD Dubai with new courses

    Forge an exciting international career in Fashion Marketing, Luxury Brand Management, Fashion Buying, Footwear, and Professional Fashion Makeup at ESMOD Dubai, the French Fashion Institute.   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  Passionate about fashion? A love for clothing and accessories is one thing, but if you're someone who actually wants to work in the fashion industry, you'll probably know about it. You'll read the magazines, follow the fashion weeks, watch the bloggers and instagrammers, and your love of fashion will play a defining role of who you are. Yet working out a way of actually joining the fashion industry and making a career for yourself can be a little more challenging.   If you have the determination, the talent, and the willingness to do what it takes to learn the ropes and become ......read more

    First Cohort of Students Graduates from Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies' Banking Insurance Program

    Course Witnesses Participation of 160 Professionals from Union National Bank and RAKBANK  Dubai-UAE: 17 July, 2017:  The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance education and training, witnessed the graduation of the first batch of participants of its banking insurance training program. The 160 outgoing students included 85 employees of Union National Bank and 75 employees of RAKBANK. The specialized insurance training program focuses on bancassurance, or insurance in financial services, and aligns with the federal government’s goals to enhance the qualifications of UAE nationals and improve productivity in the insurance sector. Bancassurance enables insurance companies to use the bank’s channels to sell their products. EIBFS’ program ......read more

    Dubai Customs' nursery and Daycare graduates 22 children

    Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  Dubai Customs’ Nursery and Daycare celebrated graduating its ninth batch of children for 2017. 22 children received their certificates in the presence of Engineer Khawlah Al Solis, Director of Administrative Affairs Department, Khalid Mohammed Al Swaidi, Senior Manager, Administrative Affairs Department and a number of employees and parents.  The graduation ceremony started with the national anthem followed by a recitation from the Holy Quran. The event included a show performed by the kids and a graduation English song.   Al Solis reiterated Dubai Customs’ efforts in supporting its staff as part of its wider corporate social responsibility.  “Offering nursery services to working mothers at the department is an indication of our efforts to prioritize our ......read more

    UOWD is Named Occupational English Test (OET) Venue for Healthcare Professionals

    The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has become an official centre for the Occupational English Test (OET), an English language test for healthcare professionals in Dubai. The tests will take place once a month starting from August. OET (Occupational English Test) is an Australian-developed English language test which assesses language communication skills of healthcare professionals. It provides assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – through test material designed to reflect real healthcare scenarios.  Felix Lanceley, Director Student Services and Academic Registrar at UOWD said: “We are committed to providing services and offerings that meet the needs of the communities in Dubai. By offering OET at our University, we are enabling healthcare professionals ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Allocates AED136 Million in Scholarships and Financial Aid

    1,200 students benefit from AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid from Abu Dhabi University this academic year  University earmarks around AED12 million following announcement of UAE Year of Giving 2017 Bin Harmal: “Scholarships and financial aid reflect ADU’s strategy and belief in corporate social responsibility and national duty” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 July, 2017:  Throughout the academic year 2016 – 2017, Abu Dhabi University has offered more than AED20 million in scholarships and financial aid to around 1,200 academically gifted and financially challenged students. ADU had already earmarked AED12 million for scholarships and financial aid at the beginning of the year to coincide with the announcement of the UAE Year of Giving, bringing the total volume of financial aid and ......read more

    Masdar Institute Completes Critical Design Review of its CubeSat Program

    Review Marks Milestone for Masdar Institute, YahSat and Orbital ATK Collaboration to Launch MYSAT-1 Satellite into Space by 2018 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 July 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has announced that its CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, has completed its critical design review (CDR), marking a key milestone for the University’s space systems and technology program, which was designed with support from Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and global aerospace manufacturer and defense industry leader Orbital ATK. Masdar Institute is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology. MYSAT-1 will be the first research satellite built by students and faculty at Masdar Institute. The small satellite will measure 10 cm on each side and will be built with two payloads, including a ......read more

    Aldar Academies' International Baccalaureate Diploma graduates smash world average results for a second year

    For the second consecutive year, graduates of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at Aldar Academies Al Bateen Academy have smashed the diploma’s world average point score. Students of the leading private international school in Abu Dhabi achieved an average point score of 32.3, comfortably surpassing the world average of 30.    Of the graduating students, five performed exceptionally to secure a point score above 40 out of a possible 45. They included twins Marius and Saulius Pakstys (Lithuania) who achieved 43 and 41 points respectively, alongside Yazan Abu Yousef (Canada), Zena Younes (UK) and Damin Attygalle (Sri Lanka).  Meanwhile, 100 percent of the academy’s Emirati student cohort passed, with each pupil scoring above the world points average. The two highest scoring Emirati ......read more

    Skyline University College Organized 5-Day Free IELTS Workshop for School Students

    Dubai, UAE, July 5, 2017:  Skyline University College English Language Center (ELC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 5-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” on June 11-15, 2017 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. More than 125 students have registered online to attend the free workshop.  SUC ELC Head, Dr. Victoria Verna gave a thorough orientation about the test format and the techniques of IELTS and conducted classes to students along with SUC ELT faculty from General Education Dr. Taleb Bilal Eli and ELT part time faculty Mr. Soheil.  Mrs. Amna Mohammed Alhammadi, Sharjah Education Council Director of Educational Operations also visited on the third day of the workshop to oversee the progress of the event. The workshop helped the candidates with test format, ......read more

    Skyline University College Gathered Diplomats and Officials for Suhoor

    Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2017:  Skyline University College has successfully gathered diplomats, government officials, corporate and media partners in an exclusive Suhoor Night in this auspicious month of Ramadan on June 5, 2017, at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.  The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation Director of Labour Offices Department H.E. Sheikh Abdulrahman Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Mualla, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority-Shurooq CEO H.E. Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal along with Consul General of India H.E. Vipul, Consul General of Morocco H.E. Abderrahim Rahhaly, Consul General of Azerbaijan H.E. Parviz Ismailzada, Consul General of Sri Lanka H.E. Charitha Yattogoda and diplomatic representatives from the consulates Angola, USA, Ireland, Russia and Peru graced this intimate event.  SUC ......read more

    The Alpha School, a School with a Difference

    Dubai, UAE, July 2, 2017:  The Alpha School is set to become a leader in innovative educational excellence in  Dubai. Its Founding Principal, Rachel Cashin is a certified Apple Education Trainer and renowned for being at the forefront of innovation. Her proven success in leading outstanding technology-driven schools includes most recently Ajman Academy.  Delivering a forward-thinking and transformative National Curriculum for England, The Alpha School integrates innovative experiences to make learning relevant and personal for all. Apple technologies including 1:1 iPads enable students to manage and customise their learning in a context where learning is accessible anywhere, anytime. Alpha’s motto “Learning to succeed, succeeding to learn” encapsulates the commitment of all staff to enabling ......read more

    Interschool Sustainability Competition Engages over 40,000 Students Across the UAE

    GEMS Our Own High School Al Warqa’a wins Clean Energy Business Council’s 2017 Interschool Competition with ‘Protect the Planet’ Film Dubai – UAE, 28 June 2017: More than 40,000 students from 30 schools across the Emirates participated in the 2017 edition of the Clean Energy Business Council’s (CEBC) annual UAE Interschool Competition. GEMS Our Own High School Al Warqa’a were awarded this year’s grand prize of AED 5,000 to support sustainability initiatives at the school, which was given out during an awards ceremony at the school on 19 June. Winners of the Students’ Choice voting prize of AED 3,000 were the students of Universal American School. This year’s competition centered on short films, with all participating schools given the option to submit up to three films ......read more

    UNESCO Announces Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019

    The title is an international recognition of Sharjah’s dynamic efforts in promoting books and reading both locally and regionally    Sharjah, 27 June 2017   Signaling a groundbreaking achievement for the UAE and the Arab world, Sharjah has been crowned with the prestigious ‘World Book Capital’ title for 2019 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The honour is a recognition of the emirate’s pioneering role in supporting and expanding the local and regional publishing industries, promoting reading to become an intrinsic cultural practice, as well as embracing intercultural, knowledge-based dialogue.   The accolade is an important addition to Sharjah’s existing portfolio of milestones like, Capital of Arab Culture (1998), Capital of ......read more

    GETEX Autumn 2017 to offer higher education options for Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 academic sessions

    June 27, 2017 – The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX), the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, is set to return with its autumn edition to support higher education providers in student recruitment for their Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 sessions. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Education, GETEX Autumn 2017 will take place from November 1 to 3, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to offer direct interaction between education providers and students for courses that begin between November 2017 and April 2018.  GETEX Autumn 2017 will offer a platform for aspiring students and their parents to make spot decisions and submit applications, following detailed discussions on courses, admission policies, fees and scholarship options, and virtual ......read more

    Distinguished Global Schools Break New Ground in Dubai

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – Educators, investors and key members of the construction teams gathered in Dubai to mark the start of construction on the latest addition to the city’s burgeoning education sector. Brighton College and Dwight Schools International are working together in creating a brand-new campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai, as well as a Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Arts and Culture that will be shared by the students of both schools. In addition, the Centre will also welcome interested visitors from the wider community. The new schools have commenced construction following final approval by the KHDA in Dubai, with the appointment of Airolink International Construction LLC as the main contractor, one of the emirates’ leading contractors for such projects. Sameh Muhtadi, CEO of Bloom ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Attends First Graduation Ceremony of Brighton College Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 June, 2017 – Brighton College Al Ain (BCAA), managed by Bloom Education, organized the graduation ceremony of its first cohort of graduating pupils on June 15, 2017.  His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and a member of the Executive Council, attended the ceremony and awarded the graduates their certificates before an audience that comprised peers, faculty and families.  Henning Fries at Bloom Education, said: “On behalf of Bloom Education we are exceptionally proud of the first graduating class at BCAA. We are confident that BCAA graduates will make their mark in the world and we wish them tremendous success in whatever path they decide to pursue.”   Dr Kenneth Greig, BCAA Headmaster, said: “We are proud of our ......read more

    New American School for Dubai in 2018 by Esol Education

    Leading international school operator to add 1500 seats to K-12 education landscape in Dubai, with another launch planned for Bahrain in 2019 June 20, 2017, Dubai:  Leveraging its 40-year track record of establishing and operating reputable international schools in the MENA region and beyond, Esol Education will open a new American school in Dubai in September 2018, and another in Bahrain in 2019.  The new Dubai school, located near the Al Barari and Living Legends developments in Dubailand, will follow in Esol Education’s tradition of providing a challenging educational program delivered by a talented and dedicated faculty in a caring student-centered environment.   The move underscores the organization’s commitment to developing a high level of education in Dubai and the region, in keeping with its ......read more

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    HBMSU model for innovative learning under spotlight at International Forum on ICT and Education 2030

    UAE, July 18, 2017 –  Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the Chairman of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), called on the necessity to urgently move forward towards smart education to transform the future of education and secure learning opportunities for all. Such a move supports the fourth objective of United Nations Sustainable Development Plan 2030 to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.’ Dr. Al Awar made the appeal during his keynote ......read more

    Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of a commitment to faith, pluralism and improved quality of life

    Gouvieux, France, 11 July 2017: Tomorrow, on 11 July 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan will mark his Diamond Jubilee, or 60th year as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims. This worldwide celebration brings together the global Ismaili community, partners of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and government and faith community leaders in over 25 countries. 11 July begins a year of milestone announcements by the Aga Khan for a global commitment to partnerships based on the principles of ethics in action, peace and pluralism. Over the past ......read more

    UOWD student wins Best Paper award for research on Soft Power in UAE at international at academic conference

    The winning research was on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE” Dubai, 20 June 2017:  Hollye Enser, Master of Media & Communication student at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) recently won the Best Paper award at the International Conference on Education, Humanities and Management (ICEHM). In a close competition with senior professors, who also presented their research papers at the conference, Hollye presented the winning paper on “Films as a soft power source for the UAE”. Hollye, along with Nour Al Hossni, Iman Ismail, Mitri ......read more

    Memorandum of Understanding Signed Between Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre has Signed a with University of Dubai

    The MoU aims to build Emirati cadres that will support developing a unique UAE space sector June 19, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates To strengthen links of cooperation between educational institutions in the UAE and centre’s specialized in advanced technology, science and space, The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Dubai (UD). The MoU aims to develop and qualify national human resources capable of working in space science technology sector, and thereby contribute to the development of sector in the United ......read more

    Skyline University College Conducted Health and Wellness Program

    Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2017:  The first series of Health and Wellness was held at Skyline University College on May 24, 2017. The event was designed to sensitize the students on emerging health concerns through lectures, discussion and medical check-up among the students, staff and faculty. Medical Practitioners from NMC, Sharjah and Dr. Sunny Medical moderated and sponsored the inaugural event. The event highlighted and focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.  Dr. Sanjit representing Sunny ......read more

    AUS College of Engineering Announces Three Endowed Chairs

    Sharjah, UAE, Monday, June 19, 2017- The College of Engineering (CEN) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) announced today three endowed chairs for faculty members to honor their efforts in teaching and mentorship, research and services. As an institution of higher education, AUS recognizes the continued contributions of its faculty members and endows chairs to push the frontiers of their scholarship and to propel research in addition to developing collaboration with international scholars. “These three endowed chairs at the College of Engineering reinforce our commitment to ......read more

    UAE Teachers Participate in Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Astronaut Training Program in the United States

    Unique Partnership Between Honeywell and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Provides Teachers from 33 Countries and 45 U.S. States and Territories with New Techniques to Engage Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program Has Helped Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers Since 2004; More Than 3 Million Students Worldwide Have Benefited  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2017:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and long-term partner, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), are welcoming four UAE-based teachers amongst 200 middle school ......read more

    Canadian University Dubai signs MoU with Ryerson University to Launch Unique New Program

    Bachelor in Creative Industries will be the maiden offering from the university’s new Faculty of Communication and Design  Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017:  Canadian University Dubai, in partnership with Ryerson University’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) are set to launch an exciting new program focused on leadership in the creative industries.    The Bachelor in Creative Industries will combine creativity with business acumen to create a cadre of highly qualified students capable of leading the quickly expanding arts and culture industry in the ......read more

    Masdar Institute Hosts Workshop on Building a Lunar Rover at Yahsat Space Lab

    Yahsat and TeamIndus Lead Initiative at Masdar Institute to Teach Students and Engineers how to Construct a Robotic Lunar Rover Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18, June, 2017:  The Yahsat Space Lab at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hosted a workshop on how to build a lunar rover capable of exploring the moon’s rocky terrain, led by TeamIndus ‒one of five teams competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The workshop was held at Masdar Institute, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. TeamIndus was able to share invaluable expertise as one of five ......read more

    H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Receives the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the American University in Cairo

    In recognition of his generous giving to support education in the Arab world Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 18, 2017:  The American University in Cairo (AUC) awarded yesterday the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and CEO of Mashreq Bank, in recognition of his dedication to transforming the educational landscape and providing learning opportunities for deserving students throughout the Arab world. H.E. received the honorary degree during the commencement ceremony of AUC undergraduate ......read more

    Nursery children bring smiles on the faces of labourers

    British Orchard Children distributed Iftar packages and toiletries to blue collar workers to celebrate the spirit of giving June 18, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Young children at British Orchard Nursery celebrated the spirit of generosity in Ramadan by making and distributing Iftar packages to the labourers across different areas in the city. The initiative aimed to inculcate a sense of social responsibility, compassion and care in children. The Iftar boxes were prepared by children under the guidance of teachers to spread happiness and to learn the art of giving.   Children ......read more

    AUS Strengthens Leadership Team

    - New Provost & Advancement Director Appointed Sharjah, UAE. Saturday, June 17, 2017— American University of Sharjah (AUS) has strengthened its leadership team by appointing two new senior officials. AUS Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve announced today the appointment of Dr. Susan Karamian as the university’s new Provost and Chief Academic Officer and Charles A. Diab as the Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Affairs. The two appointments were approved by the AUS Board of Trustees and endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of ......read more

    First ‘Dubai Way' Champions Announced

    Individuals employed in tourist-facing jobs to benefit from new online training initiative Dubai, UAE, 15 June 2017:  The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution established by  Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism),  has announced the first graduates of its interactive training programme, ‘Dubai Way’ designed for government and private sector staff engaged in tourist-facing roles in various service sectors. The ‘Dubai Way’ initiative was launched earlier this year by DCT for tourism professionals who ......read more

    First SUC Regional Workshop on Open Source in Technologies for Libraries

    Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017:  Skyline University College Library Department and Nexuslib have successfully organized the first Regional Workshop on “Open Source in Technologies for Libraries” on May 24, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The Chief Guest of the event was Ms. Sara Al Marzouqui, Sharjah Public Library Manager-Sharjah Book Authority. SUC Quality Assurance Head and Professor Dr. Sudhakar Kota and Head of Academics and Associate Professor Dr. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat were present in the event to welcome all participants. SUC Associate Professor Dr. Riktesh ......read more

    Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Knowledge Park Partners Support Year of Giving with Over AED35 Million in Scholarship Donations

      DIAC-based Universities’ scholarships will benefit more than 2,800 students Language and culinary institutes demonstrate commitment to UAE’s Year of Giving and UAE Vision 2021 through vocational educational offerings Dubai-UAE: 14 June, 2017 – Several high-profile organisations located within Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) have demonstrated their commitment to the Year of Giving, the national UAE campaign decreed by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, through a range of Corporate Social Responsibility ......read more

    Skyline University College Iftar Dinner and Cricket Match for 200 Sharjah Laborers

    Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2017:  In this holy month of Ramadan, Skyline University College Community Services Committee headed by Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam has organized an Iftar Dinner  for its students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff along with more than 200 Sharjah laborers who were also invited to play a cricket match under the floodlights of SUC cricket ground on June 7, 2017.  People gathered just in time to break the fast period of the day inside the SUC premises and enjoyed sumptuous meals. A cricket match between Sharjah laborers was played as a way of recreation and ......read more

    UOWD's Master in Logistics Program celebrates triple accreditation status

    Latest accreditation comes from Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT-UK) Dubai, 8 June 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai’s (UOWD) Master of Science (Logistics) degree has been awarded accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT-UK), a global membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. UOWD has already been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and the Chartered Institute of ......read more

    Explore Eric Carle's Storyland at British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp

    Children to learn life lessons, values and vital skills through enjoyable stories June 8th, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for young children, Eric Carle will come alive at the British Orchard Nursery Summer Camp as children get to explore and engage in his beautiful storyland. Scheduled to start from June 25th and running for 11 weeks until 7th September, this fun, educative and engaging summer camp, will introduce young children to various life concepts, values and skills through ......read more

    Raktda's Young ‘Falcons' Claim U18s Dubai Sports Council League Title

      Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 06 June 2017: The Football Academy (TFA), an U18s football team sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), has lifted this year’s Dubai Sports Council League Champions title after a comfortable 4-0 win in the final. Having successfully competed against six other local academies, including Spanish soccer Schools, Roma Academy, PreCor Academy, GoPro Academy and Mondial Academy, TFA will be competing in the du UAE Football Association Academy League. “It is great to see bright players grow and develop. This has been our ......read more

    American University of Sharjah Enterprise & Technical Research Centre of Finland inks MOU

    June 04, 2017– The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has revealed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries, to jointly pursue opportunities in academics, research and development (R&D), entrepreneurship, and innovation. The move falls in line with the directives of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE, and President of the American University of ......read more

    Where Industry Meets Academics

    AUD and dormakaba collaborate to invite students to contribute to EXPO 2020  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 4, 2017:  The spark to create this idea came from one of the AUD students Tania Mary George who collaborated with Simon Beckers of dormakaba to create designs for EXPO 2020 Opportunity and Sustainability Pavilions. They wanted to translate the design philosophy of the pavilions to the lever handles. "The only object you touch in a building is the Lever Handle. The design concept of the building should be conveyed through touch and feel." Seeing the ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Attends Graduation Ceremony of Sixth Batch of Students of RIT-Dubai

    120 students receive undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, including university’s first City Science and Corporate Happiness graduates Dubai-UAE: 03 June, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, participated in the graduation ceremony of the sixth batch of students from the Dubai Silicon Oasis based Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai). A total of 120 graduates from eight bachelor degree programs and five Master’s programs received their certificates at the ceremony that was held at the ......read more

    SUC 20-M Scholarship Bonanza for Local and International Students

    United Arab Emirates is a country known for its humanitarian interventions both in the local and global scenario. This year, UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared 2017 as the “Year of Giving.”  Upholding the theme of “Year of Giving,” Skyline University College has given a thrust to this humanitarian advocacy by increasing scholarship to AED 20M.  In its endeavor to provide quality education to more than 60 nationalities, SUC grants scholarship funds and training to various government and private sectors. It also organizes ......read more

    SUC Successfully Organized the 15th Skyline Alumni Meet

    Skyline University College welcomed SUC graduates dating back from the year 1999 to 2016 at the 15th Skyline Alumni Meet on May 17, 2017 in Shangri-La, Dubai. The venue was filled with familiar faces clad in suits and formal attires – a manifestation of how the Skyline alumni have evolved since their university days. Skyline Founder President Mr. Kamal Puri graced the occasion and jumpstarted the event with his inspiring speech.  An engaging panel discussion on “The Effect of Digital World on Work Culture” took place with the invited panelists from the corporate ......read more

    More Than 150 Laborers Gathered to Celebrate Labor Day at SUC

    Skyline University College (SUC) and University City of Sharjah organized a cricket match for more than 150 laborers to celebrate Labor Day at SUC on May 1, 2017. SUC Services Committee headed by Dr. Mohammad Abdul Salam, SUC Deputy Director for Public Relations Mr. Firas Al Tabbaa, and Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Creative Communications Mr. Rakesh Gaur along with University City officials Head of Purchasing Section Mr. Khalid Saeed Al Hadhami, Public Relations Ms. Hessa Butti Aburehaima, Mr. Sultan Abdelazez, and Mr. Khalifa Almheiri welcomed the laborers at SUC cricket ......read more

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