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    Abu Dhabi School of Government participates in GITEX Technology Week 2021

    - Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will showcase its leading programs and courses at GITEX in the Abu Dhabi Pavilion   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) will participate in one of the region’s leading technology events, GITEX 2021, where it will showcase how it continues to empower Abu Dhabi government employees through captivating and enriching learning journeys. As part of its endeavor to enhance competencies of human capital in Abu Dhabi, the ADSG partners with leading entities across multiple industries in order to provide participants, enrolees, and learners direct access to world-class learning experiences.    H.E. Mohamed Gheyath Mohammed, Acting Director-General at ADSG said: “We are thrilled to be participating at GITEX once ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Qatar Welcomes New Faculty

    October 16, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has five new experts joining the faculty in 2021, teaching in the areas of business administration, computer science, and arts and sciences. The new faculty members are: Iman Adeinat, assistant professor of operations management;  Eduardo Feo Flushing, visiting assistant teaching professor of computer science, Samaneh Hamidi, visiting assistant professor of mathematical sciences; Ekaterini Klepousniotou, visiting associate professor of psychology; and Sameer Mathur, associate teaching professor of marketing and business technologies.  CMU-Q offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems. Faculty members in the arts and sciences teach both ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 13, October 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and ATOMENA Energy Solutions (ATOMENA), a leading local Nuclear Energy service provider, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote academic cooperation and the exchange of scientific findings between the two entities.  Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU and Khaled Seddiqi, Chairman of ATOMENA signed the MoU in the presence of Mohamed Alowais, Vice Chairman, Ali Geedi, Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Ghazi, Chief Operating Officer and Khalid Al-Khaja, Director of Nationalization at ATOMENA. Along with, ADU faculty members from the College of Health Sciences (COHS), including Dr. Nisreen Hassan Alwan, Acting Dean, Dr. Deena Elsori, Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Cell Biology, and Dr. Rahaf Ajaj Assistant ......read more

    Sharjah Set to Host Two Popular Events for Education and Employment

    Sharjah, October 13, 2021:  Preparations for hosting the 23rd National Career Exhibition and the 17th International Education Show (IES), from 19 to 21 October, have got underway. The two events are held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Organized by the Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the two shows are expected to see wide participation of Emirati and international academic institutions, in addition to a large presence from government and private agencies, offering various job opportunities to the Emirati youth. Held in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), the IES offers hundreds of the latest education programs and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Fosters Women Excellence in Engineering and Computing Research

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

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

    • Offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, excellent facilities, and a fantastic student experience. • Winner of Best Careers and Employability Service (NUE) Awards, UK 2021    Dubai-UAE - 11 October 2021:  De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has launched its operations from Dubai international Academic City, enhancing the presence of research and employability focused programs in the UAE as well as the global educational experience available to students from the region and beyond.    Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution with 26,000 students and 2,600 staff. The university expands in Dubai with job-focused postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. De Montfort University (DMU) Dubai will offer students a range ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon panel: AI should Augment Human Intelligence, not Replace it

    October 09, 2021:  An international panel discussion hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, delved into the grand challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session was moderated by Ganesh Mani, adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science on CMU’s main campus, who is teaching a micro course at CMU-Q this semester. “You may ask why grand challenges are important,” said Mani as he opened the session. “They can act as a North Star, guiding practitioners and young researchers. A good mantra is ‘of the people, by the people with machines, for the people.’” People from five continents tuned in to listen to the discussion. During the webinar, the panel discussed the grand challenges for AI researchers in areas like global ......read more

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

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

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

    • Students jump at opportunity to hear from one of the world’s top golf coaches • FirstPoint has partnered with Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy • School’s Golf Centre of Excellence offers a bespoke curriculum to top golfers     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2021:  Celebrated professional golf coach Claude Harmon III, the grandson of the late Claude Harmon and son of Claude “Butch” Harmon Jr, yesterday paid a visit to GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa to share his life lessons, advice and secrets for success with a rapt audience of young, up-and-coming golfers.   During an hour-long, free-flowing talk and Q&A session, Harmon spoke to senior FirstPoint students about what it takes to reach the highest echelons of any sport, the ......read more

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

    • Honors a trio of exceptional teachers   • Launches Teachers Hotline dedicated for professionals to share suggestions and opinions • Releases ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ a guide designed to help new teachers transition into their life in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 05 October 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has marked World Teachers Day 2021 by honoring the top trio of exceptional teachers for their dedication and contribution to the profession, as well as the launch of a duo of new initiatives aimed at empowering industry professionals.   Principals from Private and Charter Schools were invited to submit nominations for their outstanding teachers, and submissions went through a rigorous selection process, resulting in ADEK’s judging ......read more

    GEMS Jumeirah Primary School Celebrates its Silver Jubilee with Digital-Free Classes and a 1990s ‘Street Party'

    • GEMS Chairman and Founder Mr Sunny Varkey attended school’s ribbon cutting • Students learned about the 1990s and relived 1996 by going without digital devices  • The outstanding British primary school held a 1990s-themed party for its students   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 3, 2021:   GEMS Jumeirah Primary School has celebrated its 25th anniversary by turning the clock back to the 1990s when social media barely existed, DVDs had only just been launched, and Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal to be successfully cloned.    The much-loved primary school has been at the centre of the Jumeirah community for a generation. From its humble beginnings as a villa with only 30 boater-hat-wearing students, the school has grown into maturity with world-class ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and SEHA organize a seminar titled “COVID-19: UAE Experience in Combating the Pandemic: Lessons Learned and A Roadmap for the Future”

    H.E. Dr. Jamal AlKaabi said: “The secret behind the exceptional and distinguished model that the UAE has applied to respond efficiently to the pandemic lies within the country's wise leadership that believed in us and supported our mission to overcome difficulties and prioritize the health and wellbeing of the society.” Abu Dhabi, September 30, 2021:   Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation “Mother of the Nation”, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and Abu Dhabi Health Service Company (SEHA), organized a seminar titled “COVID-19: the UAE Experience in Combating the Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Roadmap for the ......read more

    GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah Opening New Provision for Pre-Kindergarten Age Children

    • Children to receive early taste of science and engineering as part of classes • 75 places for 3-year-olds and up; two teachers plus assistant for each class • New provision offers youngest learners head start to acquire important skills  New   Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - Septeber 29, 2021: GEMS Millennium School, Sharjah (GMS) today announced plans for an exciting new pre-kindergarten provision to meet a growing demand for three-year-olds and above.   From Sunday (3 October), the highly regarded Indian curriculum through school will open three new classes in its Early Learning section to offer places for a total of 75 children. It is the first GEMS Education Indian curriculum school in Sharjah to offer this opportunity.   Each class will have two teachers experienced in ......read more

    GEMS Education Students and Teachers to Build on Expo 2020 Dubai Impact with 277,000 Visits and 774 Projects

    • 43 GEMS schools across the UAE will actively participate in Expo 2020 Dubai • 122,000 students from 165 nationalities will be visiting the Expo at least twice • 16,500 teachers and staff from 88 nationalities to enjoy experience of a lifetime New   September 27, 2021:  GEMS Education’s 43 schools across the Emirates are gearing up for the long-awaited public opening of Expo 2020 Dubai on 1 October, with the school group expecting to contribute at least 277,000 student-teacher visits via 9,780 school trips over the next six months.   In support of this landmark event for the nation and region, the largest K-12 private education provider in the world aims to give each of its 122,000 students from 165 nationalities the opportunity to visit the World Expo at no extra cost at least ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre: UAE CREW ONE to Start The SIRIUS 20/21 Mission in Moscow in November 2021

    The crew to continue training as part of Emirates Space Simulation Project    Dubai, UAE - 27, September 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that Abdallah AlHammadi and Saleh AlAmeri, the two Emirati CREW ONE analog astronauts, will continue their training as part of the Emirates space simulation project within the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) 21/21 mission.   The mission slated to begin in November, this year, is set to simulate life in space over an eight-month period at the Ground Experimental Complex of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia.   The two analog astronauts form part of CREW ONE (one primary, one backup) and their task will be to study the psychological ......read more

    The National Defense College and the Abu Dhabi School of Government signs MOU to Develop Unique Joint Training Programs

    Joint training programs set to foster knowledge exchange and enhance participants’ leadership capabilities Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26, September 2021: The National Defense College (NDC) and the Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today. The agreement sees the development of unique joint training programs fostering knowledge exchange and enhancing participants’ leadership capabilities, while also aligning with the wider strategy of the UAE’s wise leadership. The MOU was signed by H.E. Major General Staff Aqab Shahin Aqab Alali, Commandant of the NDC, and H.E. Mohammed Gheyath Mohammed, Acting Director-General of the ADSG.  H.E. Sumaya AbdulAziz AlHosani, Dean of the ADSG, and members of the National Defense College faculty also attended the signing ......read more

    Most Diverse Student Population in Carnegie Mellon Qatar Campus History

    CMU-Q students represent 53 countries on 5 continents September 26, 2021:  The 2021-22 academic year at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be the most diverse in campus history. This year, CMU-Q students come from 53 countries on five continents. Nearly 40% of the student population are Qatari. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, is delighted that people from all over the world are choosing to study at Qatar campus: “It is wonderful to see our student population include Qatar nationals, those from the region, as well as people from much farther afield. Education City is a special place to study for exactly this reason: people from across the globe come together with a shared vision of knowledge and understanding.” There are 439 students enrolled at CMU-Q for the ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Programs Top the U.S. Undergraduate Rankings

    September 22, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ranked first in the U.S. for undergraduate programs in computer science and management information systems in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report. The programs are both offered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “I am delighted to see our programs in computer science and information systems recognized for their quality and innovation. The Carnegie Mellon approach is to bring together theory and practical problem solving so students will become agile, creative and knowledgeable professionals.”  In the area of undergraduate computer science CMU tied for first place with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and University of ......read more

    School Librarian of the Year Award Now Open for 2022 Nominations

    The award highlights the significant role that librarians play in instilling reading and enhancing the educational process   Dubai, 20, September 2021:  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 sixth year, the award is given by the The General Secretariat of Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation to those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in championing literacy in their schools and sharing their passion for books. It will be awarded in two categories, school librarians working in public (government) schools in the UAE and school librarians working in private schools in the UAE.    The year award is now open for nominations and will close on 10 November 2021. The ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony for 2021 Cohort

    Abu Dhabi, 19 September 2021: Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) celebrated the graduation of its 15th cohort in a virtual ceremony.  Along with 2050 graduates – 44% from undergraduate programs and 56% from postgraduate programs - His Excellency Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU's Board of Directors, Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, Professor Thomas Hochstettler, the Provost, Salem Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of Community Relations, the College Deans, Director of Al Ain, Dubai and Aldhafra Campuses, faculty, staff, and families of the graduates attended the virtual graduation ceremony.  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan congratulated the ......read more

    Indian Faculty Members from St. George's University Grenada are Recognized for Their Excellence In Medicine And Medical Education

    The Office of the Honorary Consul of India to Grenada honored two longtime St. George’s University faculty members—Drs. Vishnu Rao and Narasimhan Prabhakar—for their commitment to medicine and medical education in August..  Dubai, United Arab Emirates 19 September 2021:   Awardees received the accolades from the Honorary Consul of India to Grenada Shadel Nyack Compton, as well as the Honorable Minister Oliver Joseph. “An honor like this would have been unimaginable to me as a little boy growing up in India,” said Dr. Rao, who recently was appointed dean of university alumni affairs. “To end up in a beautiful country such as Grenada and have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many students and so many Grenadians is just wonderful. All the ......read more

    The Effect of the New Indian Education Policy (NEP) on Springdales School, Dubai

    The recent National Education Policy 2020 in India comes 34 years after the previous policy, announced in 1986 and revised in 1992. It took six years of work and consultations with thousands of educators, policymakers, and members of civil society. It was truly a democratic effort and is highly aspirational in that it looks ahead to having an education system by 2040, that is second to none, with equitable access to the highest quality education for all learners, regardless of social and economic background. The immediate impact on Springdales School, Dubai is the move to a  5+3+3+4 system: The 10+2 structure of school curricula is to be replaced by a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to ages 3-8, 8-11, 11-14, and 14-18 years respectively. This will include 12 years of schooling and three years of Kindergarten and ......read more

    Ajman University and its Faculty Bag Prestigious Global Islamic Finance Awards

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Sept 16th , 2021:  Ajman University and its Professor & Director of Center for Excellence in Islamic Finance (AU-CEIF), Dr. Adnan Aziz have won the prestigious Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) given out by the UK-based leading awarding body for Islamic Banking awards globally. Ajman University is the First University in the UAE to win this prestigious award as the ‘Best Emerging Education Services Provider of the Year’ for 2021, for its contribution and commitment to the growth of Islamic Banking and Finance Industry. Additionally, Dr. Adnan Aziz was awarded GIFA’s Islamic Finance Advocacy Award for the year 2021 in recognition of his decades long services to the Islamic Banking and Finance industry. The awards recognize the contributions made by specialist ......read more

    All About Springdales School Dubai

    Springdales School is one of India’s most distinguished private schools. Established in 1955 by veteran British educationist Mrs. Rajni Kumar, the school quickly grew from a small nursery to a full-fledged educational institution and made a distinct mark with its vibrancy and fresh approach.

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    Yoga Day Event by Springdales School & Tender Hearts Arena

    The SAWA department organized a yoga session on 26th June 2019 in partnership with Tender Hearts Arena, Dubai. This initiative was conducted to celebrate yoga month. Tender Hearts Arena is an Institute that seeks to enhance the social, behavioral, and life skills of Determined Learners in a fun and creative manner. The yoga teacher from Tender Hearts Arena with 15 determined students lead the yoga session with our Springdalians. Students from KG to Secondary attended along with their teachers. The session went on for 1 hour, where different yoga postures were taught and followed by all the students and teachers. The primary purpose of this event was:- • To develop the habit of meditation among youngsters to enjoy more peace of mind and self-awareness. • To promote the good mental and physical health of people ......read more

    Ajman University Joins AWS Academy to Equip Students with In-Demand Cloud Computing Skills

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Sept 14th , 2021:  Ajman University announced its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. Beginning in Fall 2021, students can enroll in courses that will prepare them to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space and industry-recognized AWS certifications.    AWS Academy brings together higher education institutions, students, and industry leaders to address the cloud skills gap and meet the need for thousands of new cloud computing professionals.    IT professionals with cloud skills are in high demand. According to LinkedIn data, cloud computing is the number one hard skill companies need most. AAWS Academy provides a cloud curriculum and ......read more

    Why Start at the Age of Three…?

    "The first 5 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.” – Bill Gates. September 14, 2021:  Children are born with an instinct provided by the nature that gives them a powerful urge to explore the surrounding world and learn from it- just as a bird doesn’t need to learn how to fly, nor does a fish to swim. Children have a unique ability to absorb qualities of their environment just by being exposed to it. Children are like little sponges and they can absorb more than we think they can; we as educators and as parents should make use of this time to equip our little ones with the skills they need in their lives. The younger the learner, the better the learning as the speed of learning and development is at the highest level in this period. Moreover, there is no fear of being wrong. Everything is ......read more

    Springdalian Tuvimanyu Gautam wins Best Journalist Award in International Press Corps

    “Tuvimanyu Gautam of Grade 10A, has won the Best Journalist Award in International Press Corps at Universal MUN 1.0, held on the 10th and 11th of July, 2021. He had represented CNN in the United Nations Security Council.“

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    Abu Dhabi University and the Scholarships Office Sign a Memorandum of Understanding'

    United Arab Emraites, 13 September 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scholarship Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (SCO), aimed at developing and adopting specific mechanisms of cooperation between both entities. The MoU will contribute to improving the quality of academic outputs and scholarships for students in line with government directives.  Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, and Juma Al Rumaithi, Acting Director of the Scholarships Office, signed the MoU in the presence of representatives from both organizations. Under the MoU, the SCO will grant scholarships to students to study at ADU based on its outlined criteria. ADU will also provide the SCO access to all its facilities and share studies and reports related to market needs and on-demand ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University and the Scholarships Office Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emraites - 13, September 2021:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scholarship Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (SCO), aimed at developing and adopting specific mechanisms of cooperation between both entities. The MoU will contribute to improving the quality of academic outputs and scholarships for students in line with government directives.  Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, and Juma Al Rumaithi, Acting Director of the Scholarships Office, signed the MoU in the presence of representatives from both organizations. Under the MoU, the SCO will grant scholarships to students to study at ADU based on its outlined criteria. ADU will also provide the SCO access to all its facilities and share studies and reports related to market needs and ......read more

    GEMS Education Teacher Wins Brand New BMW X2 after Signing Up for an Emirates NBD Bank Account

    • Giveaway result of GEMS-Emirates NBD partnership designed to surprise and delight • Brand new BMW X2 unveiled during prize ceremony held at GEMS Corporate Office • Winner is British expat Foundation Stage teacher who only arrived in UAE in December     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 13, 2021:   Charlotte Hugill, a Foundation Stage teacher at GEMS Cambridge International School – Sharjah, got considerably more than she bargained for when she opened a bank account with Emirates NBD at her school.   The teacher from the UK, who had only moved to the UAE in December, was selected at random as the winner of a brand new BMW X2, thanks to a long-term partnership between GEMS Education and Emirates NBD.   Ms Hugill, who was out shopping when her principal ......read more

    GEMS Winchester School Fujairah becomes UAE's first school to win prestigious GL Education award

    • Advocate Partner Award recognises the expert use of GL assessments at school  • Teachers identify areas of focus and potential barriers to uphold high performance • Effective use of GL data assists with the promotion of the UAE National Agenda   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Winchester School Fujairah (WSF) has been awarded the Advocate Partner Award from GL Education, to become the first school in the UAE and one of only two schools in the world outside the UK to achieve the prestigious educational award.    GL Education provides an essential service to schools in the UAE to allow for the effective testing and tracking of student progress and attainment.    The Advocate Partner Award recognises GEMS WSF’s expert use of the GL assessments through embedding ......read more

    QF Psychologist Discusses How to Help Children Socialize Again as They Return to School

    Jody Roberson, psychologist at The Learning Center, explains how children might express anxiety, and what steps teachers and parents need to take to address these Kuwait, September 11, 2021: As students prepare to return from their summer break and settle into the blended learning format, where they might have to go school on a few days and socialize with friends and teachers, socialization can become a huge challenge not just for students, but for teachers and parents as well in this back to school period.  Being socially distanced for more than a year has affected all members of society, including children. It has affected their social skills, and consequently reinforced their anxiety about returning to a physical, interactive environment. According to Jody R. Roberson, Psychologist at The Learning Center, a ......read more

    GEMS CEO and Student-Author Record Children's Audiobook to Mark International Literacy Day

    • Little Bird – A Book for Toddlers written by Year 7 GEMS Metropole School student • Book voiced by GEMS CEO to be added to charitable book-share platform Kupepo • Kupepo, inspired by a GEMS student, provides books for underprivileged children     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 08, 2021:   Dino Varkey, GEMS Education Group CEO, has joined 11-year-old student-author Diaco Taaeb to record a digital book for Kupepo, a free digital platform providing eBooks for children who have limited access to libraries.   Recorded on the eve of International Literacy Day on 8 September, the audiobook of Little Bird – A Book for Toddlers, which was written by Diaco, a student in Year 7 at GEMS Metropole School – Motor City, will be uploaded to Kupepo.com and made ......read more

    Zaki Nusseibeh Inaugurates the New Graduate Studies Building in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, September 8, 2021: His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, the Cultural Advisor to His Highness the President of the UAE, and the Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, today formally opened the new UAEU Graduate Studies’ facilities in Abu Dhabi.  In his welcome, he said that innovation and entrepreneurship are fundamental to modern civilization and that it is important for universities incubate creativity, invention, and new applications of knowledge. Universities are research-driven educational environments and have the responsibility to contribute to global development of knowledge and practice. The inauguration was also attended by Professor Ghaleb Al Hadrami, Acting Vice-Chancellor of UAEU, Professor Mohammed Qasimi, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Prof. Ali Hassan ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation Calls for Those Responsible for Attacks on Education to Provide Reparations to Affected Families and Communities

    The call is made a day before the world marks the UN Day for Protection of Education from Attack, in midst of growing violence against students, teachers and schools Doha – 08 September 2021:  Education Above All (EAA), the global education foundation, issued a call today for reparations and compensation of victims of attacks on education. The call was made ahead of a high-level virtual event to mark the UN International Day for the Protection of Education from Attack and comes as recently released figures show a dramatic increase in attacks on education in 2020, despite COVID-19-related school closures. According to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) – of which EAA is a founding member – there were 2,400 documented attacks on education in 2020, a 33% increase since ......read more

    GEMS schools win prestigious awards for Educational Excellence

    GEMS schools win prestigious awards for Educational Excellence Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education schools have been awarded with two prestigious awards at the Sharjah Awards for Educational Excellence for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The ceremony recognized one of GEMS’ outstanding students, in the Distinguished Student category, as well as the Parent Forum of a GEMS school in the Outstanding Parents Council category. Trisha Nikhilkumar Sayani, Grade 8 student at GEMS Our Own English High School won the award for both her academic excellence and ambitious attitude. Trisha said “I feel honoured to be a recipient of the prestigious Sharjah Award for Educational Excellence because recognises my efforts and gives me even more motivation to continue to aim for excellence in all that I do.” Trisha’s Teacher, Miriam ......read more

    CMU-Q Summer Program Teaches Coding to Youth Around the World

    Inaugural Code in Alice program connects students and volunteer teachers on five continents  September 06, 2021:  Students around the world learned to code this summer through Code in Alice, a new program for pre-college students offered through Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). Code in Alice is the latest offering from the Hamad Bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education, a collaboration between CMU-Q and the Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.  The online program brought together volunteer teachers and students from a total of 25 countries on five continents. During the month-long course, nearly 200 students aged 13 to 18 learned basic programming skills using CMU’s Alice educational software. More than three-quarters of ......read more

    GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi set to move to brand-new campus on Al Reem Island in September 2022

    Dubai, UAE: GEMS Education schools have been awarded with two prestigious awards at the Sharjah Awards for Educational Excellence for the Academic Year 2020-2021. The ceremony recognized one of GEMS’ outstanding students, in the Distinguished Student category, as well as the Parent Forum of a GEMS school in the Outstanding Parents Council category. Trisha Nikhilkumar Sayani, Grade 8 student at GEMS Our Own English High School won the award for both her academic excellence and ambitious attitude. Trisha said “I feel honoured to be a recipient of the prestigious Sharjah Award for Educational Excellence because recognises my efforts and gives me even more motivation to continue to aim for excellence in all that I do.” Trisha’s Teacher, Miriam Johnson, commented: “Trisha is a go-getter who always ......read more

    AUE Launches Another Unique Program in Special Education

    Dubai - The American University in the Emirates (AUE) September 5th, 2021:  In line with the UAE national strategy to provide future generations with the necessary technical and practical skills to drive the economy,  the American University in the Emirates (AUE) has launched a four-year Bachelor's degree in Special Education starting September 5th, 2021 with the start of its new academic year.  The offering of this program addresses the major pillars of UAE Centennial 2071 and focuses on equity and inclusion for all students.  The program seeks to contribute to developing highly qualified special educators, who will be able to address the varying exceptional abilities and needs of the students of determination and gifted students enrolled at different educational levels, particularly in kindergarten and ......read more

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    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University: ‘Remote work is a sustainable option'

    UAE - 07 September 2021 - Remote working as a human resource policy is a sustainable option which may help organizations keep pace with the trends and needs of the future, according to the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), following the findings of a survey study it conducted recently. Researchers of the study provided several recommendations, notably the need to prepare comprehensive and integrated policies that will lay the foundations for remote working and create a culture of positivity to stimulate productivity and sustain excellence. They have also suggested the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Schools to Offer Students and Educators On-Campus Covid-19 PCR Tests

    • Strategic PCR testing initiative by ADEK and DoH facilitates safe schooling and provides relief to parents • Routine PCR testing by age and vaccination status to be offered at all schools in the emirate • Nasal or saliva PCR test available for students within target age categories   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 September 2021: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), in collaboration with Department of Health- Abu Dhabi (DoH), has announced a strategic new initiative to provide COVID-19 PCR tests for students, educators and school staff ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority and UNICEF Partner to Promote Global Innovation in Early Childhood Development

    UNICEF to join WED Movement effort to develop new ECD policies and programs to strengthen the early childhood sector in Abu Dhabi and worldwide  31 AUGUST 2021: Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are partnering on a series of initiatives to advance their shared mission to drive innovation and excellence in early childhood development and to create opportunities for every child in Abu Dhabi and around the world to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. As part of this partnership, UNICEF is joining the ......read more

    Over 1,000 Emirati Students Enroll in the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program for Career Readiness

    • Zayed University & Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education mark first year of successful partnership  • 409 students complete career assessment, 688 students enroll for at least one course of the YTP platform   Dubai – August 29, 2021:  Zayed University (ZU) and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE), have successfully marked the first year of their partnership, following a Memorandum of Understanding between the two entities to support Emirati youth along their education and early employment ......read more

    HBMSU completes investigative research on remote working phenomenon

    Study explores how remote working can be a successful model that ensure business sustainability and enhance happiness and well-being in the community Fahd Al Saadi: ‘The results of this research will serve as a basis for enhancing the readiness of key sectors, primarily education, to adopt remote working in preparation for the future.’ UAE, 28 August 2021 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) announced that it has completed its recent empirical research studying the phenomenon of remote working, using the latest practical scientific research tools. The initiative is ......read more

    Launch of PACE Modern British School, Rashidiya, Dubai

    Attendees: 1. Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, Chairman PACE Group 2. Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Mohammed Al Hammadi, UAE Writer, Chairman Unipex International, Dubai, UAE. 3. Mr Graham Howell, Principal, PACE Modern British School, Dubai   PACE Group- Overview   PACE Group is a network of 18 Educational institutions spread over India, UAE and Kuwait. Established under the leadership of renowned industrialist and educationist, Dr. P.A. Ibrahim, the group was founded as PA Educational Trust in the year 1999. To this day PACE remains true to its roots and is dedicated to offering ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Schools Reopen After Undergoing Intensive Safety Compliance Inspections

    Over 200 compliance inspections were carried out across the emirate between 15 to 26 August by ADEK’s Health and Safety team, with 221 No Objection Certificates issued Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August, 2021: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has conducted more than 200 compliance inspection visits to Private and Charter Schools across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to ensure their readiness to safely welcome students back to in-class education for the Academic Year 2021/22. Over an intensive two weeks, ADEK’s Health and Safety team conducted inspection ......read more

    GEMS Education Hosts the UAE's Largest Teacher Induction Day as 1,600 New Teachers Join its Ranks

    • GEMS Awareness Day is an annual induction event for GEMS teachers  • New hires join a cohort of more than 7,000 teachers from 82 countries • 120,000 students from 165 nationalities will start the new academic term     Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2021: GEMS Education welcomed 1,600 new teachers across its schools in the UAE on Thursday 26 August 2021, at its annual induction event, GEMS Awareness Day, ahead of the return to school for the new academic term on Sunday.    Following changes in the COVID-19 regulations, the event was held ......read more

    Ajman University Students Win Prestigious James Dyson Award for Design Engineering

    The students were recognized as National Winners for their innovative solution against child sexual abuse Ajman, United Arab Emirates, Aug.26, 2021:  In recognition for their brilliant innovation to solve a pressing social issue, a team of Ajman University Engineering College students have been awarded the James Dyson National Award for Design Engineering. The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The winning students - Marwa Alshouli, Somaya Samra, Bashayer Alasfour and Shamma Hareb - ......read more

    HBMSU now accepting applications for Academic Year 2021-2022

    Accredited programs to be delivered using smart learning model that includes direct classes and self-study learning Fahad Al Saadi: We build the capabilities of our youth in fields that support UAE’s bid to become world’s number one in next 50 years University aims to provide quality education and build future skills using flexible smart approach to learning that is beyond the limits of time and place​ UAE, August 24, 2021 – Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has announced that it is now accepting applications for its Bachelor’s and ......read more

    PMI Launches New Online Course to Empower MENA Changemakers and Support Organizational Transformation

    The course is the first step in a new series teaching project managers and teams the skills needed to support a company’s operational and strategic overhaul   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 23, 2021: Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals and changemakers, announced the launch of a new online course dedicated to business transformation, the first in an upcoming series on the same topic. The new course, Organizational Transformation: Foundation, is powered by Brightline® , a PMI initiative, and provides project ......read more

    ADU Allocates More Than AED 50 Million to Its Academic and Humanitarian Programs for the Current Year

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 21 August 2021: Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of the University’s Board of Trustees, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) continues its humanitarian aid and social responsibility efforts which have established a culture of voluntarism among its students, faculty and staff members.  ADU has invested in building strong relationships with the community through the provision of high-quality education, workshops, seminars, scholarships and financial ......read more

    Ajman University to Launch more Covid-19 Discounts

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates, August 21st, 2021:  In order to mitigate the potentially devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help future students and their families, Ajman University will host the open week initiative for students from 22th to 26th August, 2021. The open week will be held in Sheikh Zayed Centre at Ajman University campus. The event will provide future students and their parents an opportunity to gain information about the programs offered at the university. During the open week, the students will be offered 100% admission fees waiver, up to 25% ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Wins ‘Workspace Transformation of the Year' Award

     ADU’s Director of Information Management & Technology Department (IMT) has been selected as “Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year” in the education category   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates— 17 August 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally-recognized academic institution, has received the “Workspace Transformation of the Year” award in the education category at the Future Workspace Summit & Awards, held in Dubai by Leap Media Solutions, publishers of CXO DX, the region’s leading content platform. During ......read more

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch launches First Cartoon Character for the Maritime Sector in the UAE

    The initiative spreads awareness about the significant role Emirati seafarers play in the maritime sector that is one the key pillars of the UAE’s sustainable economy, supporting the efforts made for the Year of the Fiftieth United Ara Emirates, 17 August 2021: As part of its ongoing efforts to empower young Emiratis to join the maritime sector, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch (AASTS), has launched an Emirati cartoon character for the maritime sector. Through this innovative media awareness initiative, the first of its kind by a ......read more

    GEMS Al Khaleej National School Renamed Ahead of Move to New, State-of-the-art Campus

    • AKNS renamed GEMS Al Khaleej International School to reflect updated proposition  • School will move to expansive, purpose-built site in Al Warqa 4 in February next year • School’s capacity set to rise to more than 4,000 students, to meet increasing demand      Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 16, 2021: GEMS Al Khaleej National School is being renamed GEMS Al Khaleej International School ahead of its relocation from its current site in Al Garhoud to a brand new campus in the Al Warqa 4 neighbourhood of Dubai. The move is set to be ......read more

    GEMS Education Collaborates With Arizona State University for Innovative Online College Pathway

    - GEMS secondary students can now earn ASU credits while studying at high school - Collaboration part of GEMS drive to expand access to education through technology - ASU named USA’s number one ‘Most Innovative School’ for six consecutive years   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 15, 2021:   GEMS Education today announces a unique collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), one of the United States’ most digitally-driven universities focused on expanding global access to education and named the number one ‘Most Innovative ......read more

    Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority's WED Movement Engages Global Experts to Drive Innovation

    UAE -  14 August 2021: Abu Dhabi’s World Early Childhood Development Movement (WED Movement) has launched a new initiative bringing together global experts to develop innovative and actionable solutions advancing Abu Dhabi’s vision to be a leader in Early Childhood Development.   WED Movement was established earlier this year under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA). Under ECA, WED Movement is harnessing the ......read more

    GEMS Students Celebrate Record-Breaking GCSE Results to Top off ‘Exceptional' School Exam Season

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 12, 2021:  Students at GEMS Education’s British curriculum schools, together with their teachers, principals and parents, today celebrated another record year of GCSE results.    A total of 2,971 students from 20 GEMS schools took over 22,100 IGCSE/GCSEs this year. Across the GEMS network, 1,733 students achieved top grades of 9-8 (equivalent to A*), 50% of entries attained grades 9-7 (A*-A) compared to 30% in England, and 89% of entries were awarded grades 9-4 (A*-C) compared to 79% in England.    Dino ......read more

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