Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14 July 2019: GEMS MENASA (GEMS) is the largest K-12 schools operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with EBITDA margins of about 30%-35% and good cash flow visibility.
The company proposes to fully refinance its capital structure through the issuance of $1,650 million term loan B and senior secured notes, leading to an opening leverage of adjusted debt to EBITDA of about 7.5x in fiscal 2019.
We are assigning our preliminary 'B' ratings to GEMS and to the company's secured first-lien loan and bond.
The stable outlook reflects our view of broadly stable EBITDA margins and positive free operating cash flow (FOCF) generation, with expected S&P Global Ratings-adjusted debt to EBITDA of 6.5x-7.0x in 2020.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14 July 2019: Arc Skills, the world’s first lifelong learning company, has developed a unique gamified programme to teach a comprehensive set of 21st century skills in UAE schools, and it is showing its first, extremely positive, results. Every one of the 1,200 children taught across nine UAE schools – including Our Own English High School, Al Ain; GEMS Modern Academy; and GEMS New Millennium – has developed new competencies through the programme.
The UAE-based company’s SOAR Skills 21 programme utilises engaging team activities, interactive quizzes, technology and gamification to immerse students in an alternate world of superheroes and supervillains to teach skills such as self-management, communication, collaboration and problem solving.
In a ......read more
Top CUD officials invited to attend the Network’s 5th General Assembly in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September
Dubai, July 11, 2019: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is among the newest members of the Silk-Road Universities Network, an innovative transnational higher education association that aims to foster peace and understanding through cultural activities, arts, heritage preservation and research.
Established in 2015, the Network consists of over 70 international institutions along the lines of the historic Silk Road, spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It seeks to promote the exchange of ideas between intellectuals, culminating in decisive actions that transcend national, religious, and cultural boundaries.
Through education and training, the universities within the network are committed to ......read more
• Students outperform international averages and achieve outstanding results across the board
• Two students (GEMS Modern Academy and GEMS Wellington International School) achieve full marks putting them in top performing 1% across the world.
• GEMS Educations students’ average pass rate of 94 per cent
• Best ever results for GEMS Education
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 06 July 2019: GEMS Education students studying International Baccalaureate (IB) have continued to perform above international averages, as confirmed by the latest IB examination results released on 5 July 2019. This year’s cohort achieved the best ever results for GEMS Education, in terms of both pass rate and average points.
The students’ ......read more
• Jumeirah College, GEMS Royal Dubai School, Jumeirah Primary School and GEMS Wellington International School join the elite list of schools to be awarded the prestigious standing.
• Only thirteen schools worldwide have been accredited, four of which are GEMS Education schools.
• Schools met demanding standards to complete HPL’s rigorous 2-year World Class School Award scheme
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 June 2019: GEMS Education schools are the first in the UAE, and four of only thirteen schools worldwide, to have been accredited as High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class Schools. Jumeirah College, Royal Dubai School, Jumeirah Primary School and GEMS Wellington International School have been recognised with the prestigious status based on their exceptional ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019: As a black African British academic, and social worker, Dr Prospera Tedam used her background to research struggles experienced by social workers in the United Kingdom when working with people from different culture and ethnic backgrounds.
The assistant professor in social work at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) recently published a book, in collaboration with a professor from Nottingham, entitled Cultural Diversity in Child Protection. Cultural Competence in Practice.
“One of the key issues we find in social work practice in the UK is that some social workers struggle when they are working with families, children and clients from black and minority ethnic background,” she explained. “They struggle in the sense that it can be difficult for them to ......read more
The Millennium School along with GEMS Jumeirah Primary School raised over AED 320,000 and AED 160,000 respectively in support of Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019: Two GEMS Education schools, The Millennium School and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School have collectively raised AED 500,000 for Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ initiative, which will go towards the establishment of new community-based schools in Nepal and Cambodia.
His Excellency, Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares said: “It’s overwhelming to see students from The Millennium School and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, come together to help enable their peers in other parts of the world to flourish in their educational journey. ......read more
Child obesity and plastic pollution are of grave concern in the UAE
School lunch box delivery service, Petit Gourmet, offers nutritional eating with zero-waste, positively influencing child health and the environment
26 June 2019, Dubai, UAE: The threats are real. In the UAE, child obesity and plastic pollution are affecting our lives and those of future generations. However, they can be slowed or stopped, and it starts locally.
Luckily, parents and schools can positively influence children’s health and environmental choices now to impact their future lives. Children’s fun, healthy, sustainable and hassle-free lunch box delivery service, Petit Gourmet, tackles both problems head-on with gusto and a French-twist, ready for the new Dubai academic school year 2019-20.
A recent study ......read more
• The university increased its global ranking by 3%
• ADU moved from the third to the second global position for international faculty
• Academic reputation and citations per faculty were the other two indicators that showcased significant progress
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: Showcasing the results of its achievements in the last year, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has once again been named among the top 701-750 universities globally, according to the prestigious 2020 QS World University Rankings. The internationally accredited institution also increased its global ranking by 3% as showcased in this year’s results.
The recently released rankings demonstrate ADU’s focus on academic quality, research and international faculty, as shown in the increase in the ......read more
RAK Academy and the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research team up for discounted coding boot camps
June 25 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Ras Al Khaimah is ensuring its young people and professionals are up to speed with the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) by launching discounted summer boot camps.
RAK Academy, in cooperation with the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, has recently launched RAK-a-CODE, which aims to improve people’s knowledge and expertise in Computer Science, Machine Learning and AI. Sponsored by RAK Economic Zone (RAKEZ), this initiative is in line with the UAE Governments goal of adopting AI and its uses in various key strategic sectors. AI is expected to become a US$300 billion (AED1.1 trillion) global ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: As part of its commitment to establish an end-to-end parent engagement platform for enhanced customer journeys, GEMS Education has launched its very own parent app, GEMS Connect for Apple and Android devices.
Designed to address the needs of existing as well as potential parents, GEMS Connect eases parents’ ability to interact with schools for a host of administrative services and information.
The intuitive app enables unified access to all matters related to GEMS Education schools and the wider ecosystem, such as the ability to procure products and services. The comprehensive dashboard provides parents with a holistic overview of all student-related information under one single umbrella.
Key features include the ability ......read more
Abu Dhabi—23 June 2019: In an effort to encourage practical work experience, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized visits to the new Al Ain campus construction site for civil engineering students and members of the ADU community from other Colleges.
The aim of the technical visits was to provide the students with first-hand experience in working on-site and provide insight into the new campus’s state-of-the-art facilities. The exercise also bridged the gap between theoretical engineering concepts taught during lectures and applying these notions in real life. Furthermore, the other site visits were conducted for students from different colleges to note the progress of the Al Ain campus.
Commenting on the visit, Dr. Mohamed Fteiha, Interim Director of the Al Ain campus, said, “These technical visits to our new Al ......read more
Global Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education Sir Christopher Stone chaired the summit and delivered keynote address
Sir Christopher Stone also led and spoke at ‘Understanding the Regulatory Nuances of Operating in KSA and UAE’ panel in the Summit
June 20, 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education participated in the UK Middle East Education Summit, a platform that brought together high-profile speakers, decision makers, Middle East officials and representatives of trade bodies, held at RSA in London.
The Summit was chaired by Global Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education Sir Christopher Stone, who also led a K-12 panel on ‘Understanding the Regulatory Nuances of Operating in KSA and UAE’, which evaluated the regulatory framework in KSA and ......read more
• GEMS Rewards programme named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and Africa
• The programme gets recognised for delivering significant value and purpose
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019: GEMS Education, the leading K-12 school operator has won at the prestigious ‘Loyalty Magazine Awards 2019’ under the Middle East and Africa category for its GEMS Rewards loyalty programme, and named the ‘Regional Loyalty Champion of the Year’ for Middle East and Africa.
The award was collected by Elmarie Venter, Chief Enrolment, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Relations at GEMS Education and Sugam Bhasin, Vice President - Marketing at GEMS Education at a gala ceremony held in the Pavilion, Tower of London, ......read more
• Outstanding school in Dubai gives heart-warming send-off to 140 high school students
• Families and friends come together to celebrate Graduation Day as students get placed at leading international universities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019: Over 140 students from Jumeirah College Dubai took their walk across the stage to accept their certificates at a grand Graduation Ceremony held in the presence of royal guests, school management, teaching staff and families. Special guests included His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, whose son Sheikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Maktoum is in the graduating year. Also present was Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education.
Rated as an Outstanding school for nine consecutive years, Jumeirah ......read more
There’s still time to apply and discover a truly unique learning experience
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2019: As another academic year nears to a close, Middlesex University Dubai encourages students exploring their options for higher education to apply for its September 2019 intake and discover a learning experience tailored to meet your needs.
The University provides a Quality UK Degree and a truly unique student experience, with a vibrant campus life - home to over 3,200 students from across more than 100 nationalities, facilitating the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and cultures on a global scale.
With a range of foundation pathways, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes available, the University introduces students to a world of possibilities and opportunities right ......read more
Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) annual competition champions the art of writing amongst schoolchildren
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019: Emirates Post, the leading postal and express delivery provider in the region, is encouraging schoolchildren to rediscover the art of letter writing by entering the UPU International Letter Writing Competition. Now in its 48th year, the prestigious competition is organised by Emirates Post as part of the global activity of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a United Nations body that oversees the world’s post.
Since 1971, the UPU has invited young writers aged between 10-15 years old to write letters on a given theme to be in with a chance of winning exciting prizes. “Write a letter to your hero” is the inspirational theme of the 2019 competition, ......read more
The deadline for returning the questionnaire is June by 20, 2019
Sharjah, 12 June 2019: As the deadline for participating in the Sustainable Education Survey 2019 nears, the Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has called on Emirati Sharjah citizens to respond to the survey by submitting the completed questionnaires by June 20, 2019 at the latest. The survey has been launched in cooperation with the University of Sharjah (UoS).
According to DSCD, the survey aims at collecting and analysing data on the educational qualifications of Emirati Sharjah citizens in the Emirate. The study is focused on those who hold a diploma, higher diploma, bachelor's or master's degree or Ph.D. or equivalent degree. It also includes students who have graduated from High school recently and wish to pursue ......read more
The event is organised in collaboration with the Federal National Council and the Higher Colleges of Technology.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019: The inaugural edition of the “Political Empowerment in the UAE” forum was launched today, organised by the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs (MFNCA) and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in five emirates.
The Forum is part of the Ministry’s initiatives that seek to promote a culture of political participation among UAE citizens. Using videoconferencing technology, the event was launched in all five emirates simultaneously on the campus of HCT Dubai Men’s College, HCT Abu Dhabi Men’s College, HCT Fujairah Women’s College, HCT Ras Al Khaimah Women’s College, and the ......read more
• Program addresses the need to improve the quality of teaching practices among KG teachers
• 7,420 teachers to directly benefit from the AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 9 June 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced its support to a three-year teacher training program in Ghana to upgrade kindergarten (KG) education and enable KG schoolchildren to flourish in primary school. The AED 1,722,872 (USD 469,000) program, in partnership with Sabre Education, is set to benefit 7,420 teachers directly and 7,700 KG schoolchildren aged 4-6 years indirectly, in the country’s Central and Western regions.
Dubai Cares’ support aims to enhance early years’ pre-service ......read more
United Arab Emirates 26 May 2019: Ivy Camps USA has partnered with Esol Education to bring its first-rate summer camp to Dubai, for children ages 5-12. Hosted at the state-of-the-art Dunecrest American School near Al Barari, Ivy Camps USA combines diverse academic and fun activities to offer an innovative educational experience led by an elite team of instructors hailing from the world's top universities.
Ivy Camps USA’s comprehensive programming empowers campers to think creatively, build self-confidence and discover their true passions. The curriculum was created with the support of expert advisors from a variety of industries including a Hollywood producer, a global business owner, a neuroscience engineer, a professional athlete, and an entrepreneur.
There are two week-long sessions that take ......read more
With an overall accuracy of 99.43% and a detection rate of 99.92%, the solution is in sync with Dubai’s safety concerns for self-driving cars
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019: A research paper on security challenges of smart city transportation developed by Canadian University Dubai (CUD) Assistant Professor, Dr. Moayad Aloqaily, has been published in the leading international journal ‘Ad Hoc Networks’.
Dr. Aloqaily’s insights come in the context of a recent directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to ensure safety standards in the testing of self-driving cars, which are a centrepiece of the Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy and a fundamental development towards smart city ......read more
H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi recognized by Ajou University for Excellence in Engineering, Energy, and the role of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program in improving bilateral relations between UAE and South Korea
H.E Mohamed Al Hammadi becomes only the 8th public personality to be granted an Honorary Doctorate in the history of Ajou University
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 25, 2019: Ajou University, a leading engineering university in South Korea awarded today an Honorary Doctorate to His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC). The leadership of Ajou University awarded the Honorary Doctorate as recognition of H.E. Al Hammadi’s commitment to Excellence in Engineering, Energy, and his role in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear ......read more
High achieving students receive Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright, and Bseisu Cambridge scholarships
Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2019: Four talented students from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have been awarded prestigious global scholarships to further their studies at top schools around the globe.
Class of 2019 senior Amal Badri, 21, from the UAE, currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the UAE Fulbright Scholarship and will pursue a MS in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University following her graduation from NYUAD in May. She is NYUAD's second UAE Fulbright Scholar.
Badri said, “As a Fulbright Scholar, I will have the opportunity to pursue the country’s vision for the youth and for education through cultural exchange between the US and the UAE. I’ll focus my research on nanotechnology at one ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE (May 23, 2019): The students, parents and teachers of Repton, Abu Dhabi held a special Iftar to mark International Day of Families, and to gather food donations which were then delivered to local workers.
Over 75 nationalities are represented at the school, making the Iftar dining experience very international, with an array of typical home-made dishes representing many countries.
Gillian Hammond, Principal of Repton, Abu Dhabi commented: “it was an evening of community spirit, reflection, generosity and gratitude and a wonderful way to break fasting. Thanks to all of our parents who contributed to the event and made it a very memorable occasion.”
• Due to open in September, new Ambassador International Academy (AIA) will offer English and International Baccalaureate curriculums
Dubai, July 11, 2019: Dubai’s leading operator of schools to launch Dubai’s first affordable International Baccalaureate (IB) school, built on education excellence with global quality standards and benchmarked against the best schools in the world.
Fees at IB schools in Dubai average AED 52,800 in the Kindergarten and AED 65,600 in the Primary. At Ambassador International Academy (AIA Dubai), the ......read more
June 18, 2019: H.E. Eng. Sheikh Khalid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman, Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority has emphasized the utmost importance of conducting preventive training recently, noting that: “The launch of a training Salama Preventive Training Institute seeks to meet the need for quality training, which is a necessity for workplace safety and one of the most important provisions to prevent work accidents. The initiative follows the directive of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to consider ‘human ......read more
New findings are published in the journal Chemical Science
“There is significant promise for developing new cancer therapies that can complement the existing chemotherapy options that are currently used to treat nearly half of all cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy,” explains Ali Trabolsi
Abu Dhabi, May 23, 2019: Researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) chemistry program and colleagues from the University’s biology program have developed and studied the biological activity of five new, metal-organic hybrid knotted molecules, termed metal-organic ......read more
Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates witnessed the assembly of 50,000 school kits, to be distributed on schoolchildren in Senegal in Tanzania
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019: In a true reflection of the highest values of the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai Cares volunteers have successfully packed 50,000 school kits during a 4-day volunteering initiative that took place at the Dubai World Trade Center between 18 and 21 May 2019. H.E. Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, H.E. Ibrahima Sory Sylla, Ambassador of ......read more
Dubai - UAE, 20 May 2019: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s (KAUST) applied mathematics and computational science professor David Keyes is chairing the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2020 as the first program chair from a Middle Eastern institution, the ISC High Performance conference announced.
As program chair, Keyes, Director of Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC), is working with a team of about a hundred steering committee and program committee volunteers to define the conference topics and will lead joint efforts to elevate the value ......read more
The project was among the winners at the 7th annual Abu Dhabi University Undergraduate Research Competition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019: An action-based research project conducted by students and a faculty member from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has found that academic institutions and family dynamics are main contributors to fostering tolerance among UAE youth.
Mentored by Assistant Professor, Dr. Ghada Abaido, two Bachelor of Communication students, Nermin Abu Al Zahab and Ardra Meletath, conducted the research among 200 young people representing more ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019: German Jordanian University (GJU) is proud to announce that the school’s accounting program has earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.
IMA’s Higher Education Endorsement Program recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) credential. Information about the program is available ......read more
Mrs. Reem Bouzo, Principal of American School of Creative Science, Layyah.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019: Exam season is nearly upon us, which can be a very stressful time for both students and their parents.
We all want to support our children as best as we can during this important time of year and there are many things that you can do as a parent to help your children manage the exam pressure in a constructive way.
From our experience as educators, here are some ideas of what parents can do to help ease the stress of the ......read more
Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins encourages eco-friendly changes in the Abu Dhabi community
19 May 2019, Abu Dhabi: During a ceremony at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS), Grade 11 student Hannah Watkins became the second recipient of the Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi Medal of International Friendship, named in honor of 2002 ACS graduate and Board Trustee, the late Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi.
During his young career, Haitham Zamzam Al Hammadi served his country with great skill, modesty and commitment. His strengths lay in his interest and ability to form productive ......read more
EEG successfully implements the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal Number 4: ‘Quality Education’ by engaging 162,000 Students in the annual Environmental Drawing Competition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019: The Emirates Environmental Group’s (EEG) 13th edition of the Environmental Drawing Competition was a huge success, as more than 162,000 students, 566 schools and 106 student members of the EEG took part. EEG organised a special and standalone awarding ceremony for the 2nd year in a row, on May 19 to unveil and celebrate the winners ......read more
● Teleconnection refers to climate anomalies being related to each other at large distances.
● Atlantic Zonal Mode (AZM) and Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) are known to have an inverse relationship, which means that the cold (warm) phases of AZM result in strong (weak) ISMR.
● This paper reports that the inverse relationship between AZM and ISMR has significantly strengthened in recent decades.
● The findings have been featured in Geophysical Research Letters.
Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 19, 2019: A new study at NYU Abu Dhabi ......read more
319 graduating students, including 2 doctorate awardees, receive their degrees at 35th UOWD graduation ceremony
Dubai, May 15, 2019: Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, while lauding the achievements of University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) at its 35th Graduation Ceremony recently, attributed its remarkable success to Australia's culture of tolerance that is similar to that of the UAE.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan commented: “The University of Wollongong in Dubai is now one of the largest ......read more
Mansoor Al Awar: ‘We look forward to fulfilling the vision of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed to promote Islamic economy worldwide’
University aims to nurture talents of creative minds to build innovative, competitive, and sustainable Islamic economy
MoU to lay foundation for robust research and development focusing on Islamic finance
12 May 2019 – In line with Dubai’s bid to become the global capital for Islamic economy, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Lixin University ......read more
Four renowned scholars to deliver lectures on religious topics
Sharjah, May 14, 2019: Four renowned Arab scholars and preachers will participate in the 12th edition of the religious awareness initiative ‘Eiman Oasis’. The programme is organised by Al Qasba and will run from 16 - 22 May at Al Qasba mosque in Sharjah.
This year’s lectures will tackle religious topics aimed at instilling good values and highlight the Prophet’s (PBUH) qualities. The lectures will be held after Taraweeh prayers, and will be delivered by Sheikh Dr. Saleh Al Suhaimi Al Harbi, ......read more
Dubai Cares will host its “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between May 18 and 21 at Dubai World Trade Centre
The four-day initiative is set to benefit 30,000 students in Senegal and 20,000 students in Zanzibar
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 13, 2019: In an effort to embrace the spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan and mark the Year of Tolerance, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will be hosting a “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates between 18 and 21 May, in support ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 12 May 2019: Esol Education’s new flagship US school, Dunecrest American School, offering a standards-based American curriculum, has received authorization to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme® (IBDP) in record time.
The authorization process, which typically takes between two and three years was received by Dunecrest just eight months into the school’s first year, reflecting the deep expertise within the school’s leadership team, and the Esol Education organization’s long-standing experience of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 12, 2019: Literacy nowadays means so much more than it used it in previous times, in terms of only reading and writing. With the Fourth Industrial Revolution under way, the definition has broadened.
That is what Dr Mona Aljanahi, instructor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the United Arab Emirates University’s College of Education, focused on in her research Exploring the Rhizomatic Literacy Practices of UAE High Schoolers.
“I researched the literacy practices of high school students in the UAE,” she ......read more
The Scholarships Offer Considerable Concession, along with Coaching, Counselling and Guidance
May 11, 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Global Indian International School Abu Dhabi campus announces Two rewarding scholarship programmes for new admissions, as well as students moving to Grade 11.
The scholarship programmes consist of the Zayed-Gandhi Scholarship, that offers up to 75% concession in tuition fees based on humanitarian grounds to mark the year of Tolerance, and the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Merit Scholarship that offers up to 50% concession on tuition fees for ......read more
‘Zayed and Tolerance’ exhibition, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, runs from May 5-22
Abu Dhabi, 9 May 2019: The sixth edition of the Student Showcase, which this year is themed ‘Zayed and Tolerence’, has opened on Sunday, May 5, at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. The event, which is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with the Ministry of ......read more
ADU received 115 submissions in this year’s edition across the competition’s four categories
The university awarded four winning enterprise ideas
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—8 May, 2019: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) awarded four winning teams at the sixth edition of the annual Idea Factor Innovation competition, held at the university’s main campus in Abu Dhabi. The annual contest, which targets high school students across the UAE, aims to foster an entrepreneurial mindset amongst youth with a view to create a positive and lasting impact on ......read more
Polynya is a geographical term that is used to describe an area of unfrozen water surrounded by a large area of sea ice.
Researchers at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute have discovered an atmospheric trigger for the occurrence of the Maud-Rise Polynya that appeared in September 2017 in the Lazarev Sea. A much larger Polynya was spotted in the same location in 1974 and may also have had an atmospheric trigger.
Researchers have found that when intense cyclones occur over the ice pack, a mid-sea Polynya in a preconditioned oceanographic area can be initiated as the ......read more
Outstanding academic results drive interest in Dubai’s newest UK Curriculum School
Dubai, 7 May 2019: It’s human nature to associate higher prices with better quality across the majority of industries and sectors. One of Dubai’s newest UK curriculum schools looks to buck this trend once again when it opens its doors in September 2019.
Al Salam Community School, the sister to Al Salam Private School is looking to replicate its academic achievements but this time with the help of enhanced facilities and specialist learning spaces.
Al Salam Private ......read more
University of Jordan named first runner-up with a total of 23 student teams from 16 universities submitting entries this year
Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2019: IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the winners of its Middle East Student Case Competition held on April 20, 2019. The American University of the Middle East (AUM) in Kuwait was announced the grand winner followed by the University of Jordan as the first runner-up. The winning teams also received cash prizes of US$ 3000 and US$ 2000 respectively.
“We are pleased to announce that this ......read more
Start-ups Augmental from Lebanon, Nabta Health & Amal Glass from the UAE and Statys from the UK win big at Supernova Challenge
Dubai, UAE – 2 May 2019: Taking home cash prizes worth a whopping US$100,000, four start-ups have celebrated their success at the Supernova Challenge, the world’s third largest start-up pitch fund, as Ai Everything draws to a close.
Receiving over 60 submissions from more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Singapore, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, a total of 20 shortlisted start-ups ......read more
More than 75 UAE-based schools were recognized for creative and effective fundraising concepts
UAE students raised funds in support of education programs in Jordan and India
This year’s school award is in line with the Year of Tolerance
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 May 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, honored today the winners of its Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools. In a ceremony held at Roda Al Murooj Downrown in Dubai, Dubai National School, Al Barsha earned the top prize for ......read more
UAE Minister of Community Development Tours MBRU facilities and witnesses oral hygiene awareness event for orphans
Dubai, 1 May 2019: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) welcomed Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development for a special visit on International Labor Day, coinciding 1st May each year during which Her Excellency signed the MBRU’s Doctor’s Tolerance Pledge and met with orphan children at an event at Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH), the clinical arm of MBRU.
Her Excellency toured the ......read more