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    LEAMS Education Launches Game-Changing Initiative Introducing IR4.0 and Robotics to make Students Future-Ready

    As a result of this important initiative, young students will develop new skills needed to excel in the new digital era, as the UAE Government sharpens focus on early education to develop advanced skills suited for the 4th Industrial Revolution   Date: Dubai, July 2, 2022   News Highlights: 1. Global robotics market records a 17.45 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from US$27.73 billion in 2020 to US$74.1 billion by 2026; 2. Employees with a high-school-level education or below are most at risk of losing their jobs to 4IR technologies, and some 57 percent of those are expected to have their jobs replaced by automation by 2030; 3. Artificial Intelligence will add over $277.1 billion to the GDP of GCC countries in 2030. 4. Saudi Arabia will accrue the largest gains from AI, adding $135.2 billion ......read more

    A Record-Breaking 786 Students Compete in the Yas in Schools National Finals Presented by ADNOC 2022

    Aimed to inspire ‘The Engineers of the Future’, children competed across three categories at the region’s home of Formula 1, Yas Marina Circuit Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 30, 2022: Over 780 students showcased their creative talents at the Yas in Schools National Finals presented by ADNOC, held at Yas Marina Circuit this past weekend. The winners were crowned during a virtual event yesterday, including Team Nautilus from JSS International School Dubai and Team Sidewinder from Hartland International School, who will go on to represent the UAE in the World Finals later this year in the Pro and Rookie category respectively.  Now in its 13th year, the 2022 Yas in Schools program marked the most successful year to date with over 300 schools and 13,000 students participating across the academic ......read more

    The Abu Dhabi School of Government Partners with Arkan to Bolster the Skills and Expertise of Abu Dhabi Government Employees

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 29 2022: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) has partnered with the Retired Military Personnel Association, represented by Arkan training, research and management consultancy company, as part of efforts to enhance the skills and expertise of Abu Dhabi government employees by developing training and educational programs and sessions. The MoU was signed by Brigadier (Rtd.) Khalifa Mohamed Al Zaabi, Security Consultant and International Expert in Neuro-linguistic programming, Chief Director of Arkan and Her Excellency Amal Al Jabri, Director General of the ADSG in the presence of top officials from both sides. As part of the agreement, the two parties will collaborate to develop and organize specialized training and educational programs in both leadership and general government fields. In addition, both ......read more

    Sharjah Child Friendly Office's Projects Ensure Schools meet Child-Friendly Standards, Notes UNICEF Committee

    The committee inspected five primary schools and spoke to educators, students and officials to assess the realisation of standards in line with UNICEF code Sharjah, June 28, 2022:  Applauding the education system in Sharjah for giving a safe environment to children, a committee from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) toured schools in the emirate and affirmed that Sharjah’s nurseries and schools met child-friendly standards. They studied the latest projects of the Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), and met with representatives of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) and the SCFO management. The visit sought to assess the implementation of the principles launched by UNICEF and the SCFO in line with the standards of the Child Friendly Schools and Nurseries (CFSN) ......read more

    Healthcare Professionals Boost Research Skills with WCM-Q course

    Doha – June 27, 2022: Healthcare professionals in Qatar enhanced their understanding of qualitative research thanks to a course delivered by the Division of Continuing Professional Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). The five-day course demonstrated the merit of using qualitative research in clinical settings, where it can help researchers gain greater understanding of patient experiences than when using quantitative methods alone.  The course also equipped participants with an understanding of the operation of the scientific process when conducting qualitative research and explained how to integrate scientific rigor and ethics into qualitative research studies.  Dr. Ziyad Mahfoud, professor of research in population health sciences at WCM-Q, and Dr. Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar, assistant professor ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Inaugurates its Venture Lab to Elevate the UAE's Sustainability-Oriented Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 June 2022: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) innovation strategy (ADUi), ADU announces the launch of its Sustainable Development Venture Lab in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). The Lab, open to students, researchers, external entrepreneurs and innovators, seeks to grow sustainability-oriented entrepreneurial and innovation skills through tackling complex challenges in industry, services, primary sector and the government. The Venture Lab will offer an innovative space designed to help spin-offs, startups, companies and government agencies find more sustainable solutions to create or improve daily operations.  The new Sustainable Development Venture Lab was inaugurated in the presence of Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor of ADU, Dr. Alberto ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Offers ADU's Interior Design Students a Unique Learning Experience

    • As part of an MoU signing between the two entities, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City provided students an opportunity to apply their skills in a practical environment, under the guidance of SSMC’s engineering team • The collaboration will see further designs to be implemented across SSMC departments following the initial first phase   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2022: As part of a partnership agreement between Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) and Abu Dhabi University (ADU), ADU’s Interior Design students were given a firsthand educational experience to learn, apply their skills and express their creativity by applying their innovative design ideas in the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation. In addition to empowering students and creating positive spaces for patients, this ......read more

    The Abu Dhabi School of Government Celebrates the Graduates of the Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Program

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 June 2022: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), the pioneering platform for accelerating human capital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, held a graduation ceremony for the graduates of its prestigious Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Program.  The ceremony was attended by Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support, Her Excellency Sumaya AbdulAziz Al Hosani, Dean of the Abu Dhabi School of Government and a number of representatives of government entities participating in the program. During the ceremony, 25 graduates from 17 different government entities were honored for their efforts in specializing and acquiring key skills, most notably strategic consulting. Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support said: “Today, we celebrate the graduates of the Abu ......read more

    More than 300 Students to Showcase Their Talents during Mawhibaty's Season-Ending Exhibition

    • A collaboration between ADEK and DCT – Abu Dhabi, the annual event provides a platform for creative students from across the emirate to display their artistic innovations    • Performing arts showpiece will feature 60+ students and be held June 24-26 at the Cultural Foundation, while 240+ students will exhibit at Visual Arts showcase until June 30   Abu Dhabi, June 23, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) together with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi will host a performing arts student showcase this week at the Cultural Foundation theatre as part of its Mawhibaty Program. Running from June 24-26, the three-day show is part of a series of activities that will draw to a close this year’s edition of the talent development program aimed at ......read more

    School Administrator Achieves Dream of Walking Unassisted after Ten-Year Battle with Multiple Sclerosis

    Previously ‘Undiagnosed’ Emirati Benefits from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s ‘Patient-Centered’ Approach Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 22, 2022: After a decade of seeing her balance deteriorate, a sister’s urge to get a second opinion for ongoing health issues led to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), an effective treatment, and a new lease of life.  Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, and, according to a scientific study conducted in the UAE, there is a growing incidence of MS in the region. Ameena had been living with undiagnosed MS for many years, working as a school administrator, struggling with organizational and clerical duties. Having already endured years of loss of balance resulting in having to use a cane to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Art Wraps Up the 2022 Art + Tech Programme on NFTs for UAE Students

    Abu Dhabi, 22 June 2022: This year, Abu Dhabi Art’s annual Art + Tech programme brought NFTs, Digital Art and the Metaverse to the fore in Abu Dhabi Art’s programming. Art + Tech’s 2022 edition comprised a Virtual NFT Workshop and Mentorship Programme that brought university students together with experts from the NFT industry. The initiative aimed to accompany students as they delve into the rapidly evolving and emerging world of digital art and NFTs and discover their relevance in the region.  The Art + Tech Virtual NFT Workshop and Mentorship Programme, which took place between 6-15 June, was organised in partnership with MORROW collective’s social enterprise partner, the Fatima Bint Mohamed Initiative. University students studying art as well as technology streams came together with NFT experts MORROW ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's BGS Chapter receives the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter' Award

    • ADU was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally • BGS will additionally offer a scholarship recognizing the most outstanding business student participating in the winning chapter   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2022:  Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Business (CoB) was awarded by the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma Awards (BGS), the international honor society of the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ADU’s BGS chapter was selected from a pool of over 615 chapters representing 38 countries internationally and received the ‘Gold Outstanding Chapter’ award. Each year, the BGS Outstanding Chapter Awards are presented in the categories of gold, silver, bronze and best practice levels. These awards ......read more

    Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education

    Education Above All Foundation and Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science concluded the National Consultation on the future of education in Qatar in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF Participants developed a set of recommendations for the recovery of education and key areas of action in Qatar in preparation for the UN Transforming Education Summit in September   Qatar, 18 June 2022 – On June 15th and 16th, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science facilitated a national dialogue on key priorities for education in Qatar. As a result, participants developed a series of brief recommendations that will be presented to the General Secretariat of Transforming Education Summit during the dedicated pre-summit in Paris and the main ......read more

    WCM-Q Training Program Provides a Boost for Budding Local Researchers

    Doha – June 15, 2022: Seven aspiring biomedical scientists gained key research skills by completing Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program (BRTP) for Nationals.  The BRTP is designed to give Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college a solid foundation in practical lab skills, experience of working on real research projects alongside WCM-Q’s highly qualified scientific faculty, clinical research competencies, and an understanding of key concepts in research administration.  In recognition of their successful mastery of the skills and competencies covered on the program, the interns were presented with certificates of graduation at a special ceremony held at WCM-Q. This year’s ceremony also celebrated the tenth ......read more

    Manchester City FC Star Phil Foden Speaks About the Importance of Youth in the Sport

    • It comes during a record-year of attendance at City Football Schools with over 2,300 players training across UAE  • City Football Schools UAE has announced three new locations for 2022/23 season in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including ACTIVE Masdar City, to continue club’s unprecedented growth over past decade    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: City Football Schools in the UAE saw a record-year of attendance across the 2021/22 season, with more than 2,300 players developing their skills on the pitch.     Following the year of growth across the UAE, City Football Schools has also announced three new locations across Dubai and Abu Dhabi in time for the new 2022/23 season to kick off on 15th August 2022. The new locations will allow for even greater access for young ......read more

    140 Students Participate in Abu Dhabi University's 1st Annual College of Engineering Hackathon

    • In its 1st edition, the Competition was launched under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems” • The Hackathon witnessed the participation of more than 140 students grouped into 20 teams that represented ten leading schools in the UAE   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 June 2022: As part of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) continuous efforts to elevate its student experience, ADU’s College of Engineering (CoE) hosted the 1st Annual College of Engineering Hackathon under the theme of “Lead your team in a race against time to engineer innovative solutions to today’s problems”. Sponsored by Raytheon Emirates, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Hackathon provided students with ......read more

    GEMS Education's STREAMability puts new Focus on Solving UN SDGs with Innovative Prototypes

    • Twelve schools take part in fresh initiative based on inclusive collaboration • GEMS Legacy School hosts exhibition of designs to solve global challenges • Student teams of varied educational abilities combined to produce solutions     DUBAI, UAE: Twelve GEMS Education schools have taken part in a new initiative based on finding imaginative and innovative solutions to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, carried out by five-strong teams of students of varying abilities.   The ‘STREAMability’ teams presented their ideas at GEMS Legacy School (GLS) to an audience of fellow students, parents and educators. Ideas included, among others, solutions for preventing water wastage in school, a novel new system for school security against unwanted ......read more

    Doha Festival City Raises Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis with the Hamad Medical Corporation's Public Education Initiative

    As part of its #FestivalCares initiative, Doha Festival City hosted a two-day informative campaign on the support available to families in Qatar Doha, Qatar – 13, June 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, hosted a two-day awareness campaign on the disease, Multiple Sclerosis in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation’s Neurology Department and Patient Family Education as well as with the Hamad Outpatient Neurology Clinic.  In line with World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day and its ongoing #FestivalCares programme, the Mall hosted a two-day campaign in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), through setting up a booth to share information about the disease and to provide more information about the support available for ......read more

    Reviving Modern Standard Arabic can Unify the Arab World

    Carnegie Mellon expert believes MSA can bridge gap for Arab youth  Zeinab Ibrahim, sociolinguist and professor of Arabic studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, believes that an emphasis on Modern Standard Arabic education and new language teaching approaches can revive the language and bring the Arab world together.  “Today, English is a lingua franca, meaning it is the bridge language used in international forums,” says Ibrahim.  As a result, many Arabs are prioritizing English language learning over Modern Standard Arabic. “Many families are only being exposed to English content, whether it’s movies, series, or songs, and this is a concerning phenomenon.” “We should realize that the message we’re conveying to our ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Recognizes Four Winning Creatives during its “UAE Threads” Textiles Competition Award Ceremony

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) recognized the winners of its “UAE Threads” Textiles Competition which witnessed the participation of eight teams consisting of 26 students from the College of Engineering (CoE), Interior Design program at ADU. Hosted in partnership with platinum sponsor Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) and golden sponsor The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi, the competition included three main categories focusing on furniture and artwork inspired by the UAE Heritage and EXPO 2020.  The Ceremony took place in attendance of HE Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Sultan Bin Surour Al Dhaheri, Vice Chairman of the board of Directors and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Hotels, Charalampos Mylonas, Deputy CEO at Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Holding rebrands to NEMA Holding

    • NEMA Holding established NEMA Education as its academic arm to support the education sector over the next 50 years    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 08 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University Holding, established in 2006, has announced the rebranding of the holding company name to 'NEMA Holding,' reflecting its progress as it implements its strategy to support the growth of the national economy over the next 50 years.   NEMA Holding, formerly called Abu Dhabi University Holding, has announced the establishment of 'NEMA Education,' an academic arm that will strengthen its leading role in the education sector and consolidate its position in the higher education sector in the UAE and beyond. NEMA Education's portfolio includes several higher education institutions and professional training ......read more

    GEMS Education Partners with Fixerman to Launch the UAE's Largest School E-Waste Campaign

    • Total of 43 GEMS Education schools to participate in year-long campaign • Campaign aims to collect and recycle half a tonne of e-waste per school • Secure e-waste collection bins to be placed in all GEMS schools in UAE   DUBAI, UAE: GEMS Education has teamed up with Fixerman, the Dubai-based device repair specialists, to launch the largest school electronic waste (e-waste) campaign in the UAE.   The campaign aims to reduce the amount of broken or unwanted devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, that end up in landfill sites. When electronic devices are dumped in landfills, toxic substances like lead and mercury can leak into the soil and water system.   On average, a UAE resident produces 17.2 kilogrammes of e-waste every year, driven by an increasing dependence on ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Hosts the Largest Edition of the Undergraduate Research Competition

    • 813 students supported by 367 mentors from 53 universities across the MENA region including the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and others took part in the competition • 70 teams across 27 categories were recognized for their outstanding research and awarded monetary prizes   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 03 June 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU) held its ninth annual Undergraduate Research Competition (URC) and awards ceremony. The URC provides an opportunity for students to transform their creative ideas into research and innovation projects to support the development of their 21st century skills to produce the researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs of the future for the UAE’s knowledge economy. ADU’s URC is the largest undergraduate research event in the GCC and MENA region that encompasses ......read more

    GEMS Education Launches Scholarship programme to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

    • Programme to award one scholarship for every year of Queen’s 70-year reign • 70 pupils to benefit from scholarships, each covering tuition fees for a full year • GEMS students from across 43 GEMS schools will be eligible for scholarships   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has launched a new scholarship programme in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of the British monarch in 1952. A total of 70 scholarships, each covering the full cost of a year’s tuition, will be awarded to students from across 43 GEMS schools.   Sunny Varkey, Founder, GEMS Education, said: “As the UAE’s oldest and largest school operator, we have been providing a world-class education based on the British curriculum ......read more

    Sheraa Opens Registration for New Startup Incubator Program Catered to the Next Generation of Young Entrepreneurs in the UAE

    Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, which kicks off in July, will receive applications from university students and fresh graduates in the UAE until June 15th. Top three startups will receive prize money for their business.   Sharjah, June 02, 2022:  The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is offering a unique new opportunity to university students and fresh graduates in the UAE to transform their impactful ideas into businesses through a structured six-week incubator program, from July 18 to August 25, 2022.  Sheraa has announced the opening of registrations for Startup Dojo – Summer 2022 Incubator, an intensive, experiential learning opportunity that aims to empower young graduates and students to build businesses. For six weeks, participants will work in a hybrid setting with ......read more

    Northview International School, Doha to Open its Doors in August 2022

    A Leading American International School, Northview International will deliver incredible, whole child education focusing on academic rigor for children ages 3-18.   The internationally accredited American curriculum will focus on universal values, individual growth and broad development to enable pupils to realize their full potential, build resilience and become responsible citizens of the world and will be enriched by a range of dynamic extra-curricular experiences. Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2022: Northview International School, a new vibrant school by Artemis Education Group of Schools, will deliver an accredited American international curriculum at a mid-fee allowing increased access to outstanding education for more families. The school is now open to expressions of interest for the first intake of students ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University's Career Fair Returns for Students and Alumni on June 1st 2022

    • Two-day career fair returns for students and alumni to further explore career options on the 1st and 2nd of June 2022 • ADU students and alumni will be connected with 50 local/international organizations and companies    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2022: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) Vision 2027 to provide graduates and students with the knowledge, skills and mindset to become leaders of tomorrow, ADU is hosting its annual career fair at its main campus on June 1 and 2, 2022. Organized by ADU’s Employability and Alumni Relations Office, the career fair seeks to support student and alumni career goals by best preparing them for the professional market. The event will enable current ADU students and alumni alike to explore employment and internship opportunities and ......read more

    GEMS Wellington Schools Serve Up Nutrition Education with Jamie Oliver's Bite Back 2030

    - GEMS Wellington schools are first outside UK to partner Bite Back 2030 - GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail launches A-Level Food Technology   DUBAI, UAE: Four GEMS Education schools that together make up the GEMS Wellington group have joined celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s global ‘Bite Back 2030’ campaign with the aim of educating students on the importance of healthy meals and nutrition and furthering their understanding of food technology.   Bite Back 2030 began in the UK, where students have led a movement of young people to step up and take charge of the national conversation on child health and nutrition. Together, they have created and championed strategies within their schools, both at corporate and government level, to tackle rising obesity rates.   The impact of the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Previews Sustainable Smart Construction and Concrete 3D Printing in the Third Edition of the ‘ADU-ASU Research Forum'

    • The Research Forum is under the theme of “Concrete in Hot Weather: Design for Sustainable Smart Construction and 3D Printing” • Virtual Participation was open for those unable to attend in person  • The event highlighted the importance of utilizing 3D printing and sustainable construction material under hot weather   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 May 2022: Following the success of the Research Forum in 2019 and 2021, the College of Engineering (CoE) at Abu Dhabi University (ADU), the largest engineering college in the UAE, hosted the third edition of the ADU-ASU Research Forum 2022 under the theme of “Concrete in Hot Weather: Design for Sustainable Smart Construction and 3D Printing” in collaboration with the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment at ......read more

    WCM-Q Researchers and Students Publish Study on 3D Tissue-Engineered Drug Screening Platforms

    Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases. The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaan, Maryam Ali Al-Quradaghi, Asmaa A Farah and Shamin Hayat Mahmud – plus Professor Chris Triggle, Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hong Ding.  The study has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as an invited review for a special issue on regenerative medicine and is titled, ‘3D tissue-engineered vascular drug screening platforms: promise and considerations.’ The paper focused on improving drug screening ......read more

    Allen Overseas Opens Two New Academic Centres in the UAE

    Days after ALLEN Career Institute announced a Strategic Partnership, its global arm ALLEN Overseas held the Grand Opening of its two new Academic Centres in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.   Burjuman, 23rd May 2022: Continuing its expansion spree in the GCC, Allen Overseas (ALLEN) has opened two new Academic Centres in the UAE - Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, through which it aims to provide high-quality test-prep coaching to K12 students and help them achieve their highest potential. Reciprocating the students' increasing demand, the institute has launched its biggest centre in Sharjah with a capacity to nurture 1000+ students.   ALLEN Career Institute is India’s most renowned and result-oriented holistic coaching institute for the past 34 years. An education powerhouse led by the first generation Maheshwari brothers, Mr ......read more

    Carnegie Mellon Team Creates Three-Year Computer Science Curriculum

    New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools   A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant from the National Priorities Research Program. The new curriculum is being piloted in seven Qatar schools this year, as well as schools in Pakistan and the United States. The team has already trained more than 200 teachers, who are teaching the new curriculum to more than 20,000 students in total. Saquib Razak, lead principal investigator on the project and the associate area head of computer science at CMU-Q, has been working for more than a decade on ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Festival's Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab returns to Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

    The 7th edition of the initiative introduces 14 new publications by Emirati authors  May 20, 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: As part of the 19th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival, held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy’, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) presents the 7th edition of its Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 23 to 29 May, 2022. The initiative aims to strengthen and support the Emirati publishing industry by cultivating and presenting the achievements of Emirati and Arab creative writers. This year, the programme is collaborating with local publishing houses Dar Nabati, Hamaleel and the Emirates Writers Union to publish 14 books by Emirati writers ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University hosts the fifth Educational Forum

    Abu Dhabi University organized the event in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2022: Under the patronage of H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE and in partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the fifth Educational Forum, under the theme “Re-imagining Education.” ADU faculty members in addition to members from the World Bank, UNESCO, QRTA, and USA’s Drexel University attended the Forum as speakers. The Forum discussed the challenges facing schools and explored post-COVID-19 educational opportunities such as taking education out of the confinements of ......read more

    Match Day Joy for WCM-Q's New Doctors

    Doha – May 17, 2022:  Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.  The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United States, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, among others.  The medical specialties the new doctors will be pursuing are anesthesiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, ......read more

    Rize University Fair Returns to Connect Students with World-Leading Universities

    • Running from May 22-27, more than 100 leading universities will participate in the six-day virtual fair, including four of the world’s top 10 and 31 of the world’s top 100 • More than twenty-five new universities are joining this year’s virtual fair, including University of Sydney, New York University, University of Manchester and University of Toronto, offering students access to more than 100 sessions     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2022: With thousands of students preparing to embark on their journeys into higher education, Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the return of its Rize University Fair, an ADEK initiative that connects students with leading local and international universities.   Held between May 22-27, the Rize ......read more

    Fifteen-Year-Old Student Wins Water Alliance RE-NEW Our World Challenge with Project Aimed at Reducing Single-Use Plastic and Strengthening National Water Security

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th  May 2022:  Water Alliance, a Dubai-based non-profit organization focused on promoting the value of water by  encouraging individuals to  adopt sustainable lifestyles, has officially announced the winners of its RE-NEW Our World water innovation challenge for students in the UAE. Launched with the support of sponsors, knowledge and culture partners, the challenge aims to inspire school students from the ages of 8 to 20, to ideate innovative solutions that will tackle local and global water issues, positively contributing towards a more sustainable environment and access to water for communities across the world. As a new member of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Water Alliance will be sending the ......read more

    WCM-Q Students Boost Key Physicianship Skills with Cornell Stars Program

    Doha – May 9, 2022: The next generation of doctors currently learning their craft at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to develop core physicianship skills when they took online consultations with some of the youngest members of the community.  Medical students at WCM-Q logged in to the event to take part in a series of consultations with children aged two months to six years, under the supervision of qualified pediatricians. The event, which has been held virtually since 2020 owing to physical distancing guidelines, is an important step in the clinical training of the students as they experience for the first time the joy and challenge of engaging with a young patient, putting them at ease, and then conducting a medical examination.  Prior to lockdown, the annual Cornell Stars event was a ......read more

    St. George's University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions

    St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, is Accepting Applications from Aspiring Medical Students for their September 2022 Intake Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 May 2022 – St. George’s University, Grenada, in association with the Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru, has announced it is accepting applications for entry to its September 2022 class from prospective medical students.   SGU, in association with Ramaiah, offers a 5-Year Medical Degree Pathway where students can complete their first year of the pathway in India, the second year either at Northumbria University in the UK, or at SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada, the third year in Grenada, and the last two years doing their clinical rotations either in the US or in the UK. This gives ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University refreshes its Innovation Strategy to Optimize the Impact of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the UAE

    • ADUi aims to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s innovation agenda • Abu Dhabi University appointed Dr. Alberto Peralta as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the lead for its innovation strategy  • The Strategy builds on research to empower aspiring and seasoned innovators as they pursue new ways to create, deliver and capture value for a more sustainable and inclusive world   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 9 May 2022: Under the theme of “powering a more sustainable world”, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) refreshes its innovation strategy titled Abu Dhabi University Innovate (ADUi). ADUi is focused on three main pillars including innovation, research and incubation which will serve as the engine for the advancement of ......read more

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    ● Priority placement and advance seat confirmation during relocation to provide seamless access to quality education Dubai, 17 March 2022: India’s leading relocation company, Writer Relocations (a business division of Writer Business Services), having a major presence in the UAE, has announced its collaboration with GEMS Education, one of the largest K-12 private education providers in the world, to provide a seamless admission process for the children of relocating families moving to the UAE. The aim is to ease the stress of hundreds of relocating families by using Writer ......read more

    Sharjah Private Education Authority launches its Strategy 2022-2024 and reviews achievements of the first edition

    The Strategy reflects ambitious visions of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Sharjah’s directions Dr Muhadditha Al Hashimi: Under the guidance and vision of HH the Ruler of Sharjah, we will continue to improve the efficiency of our educational system to enhance the role of education Ali Al Hosani: The development of the educational sector in the emirate is the result of the smart approach, wise guidance, and direct support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi   A panel of 25 government and educational leaders, along with 11 educational experts from ......read more

    AUS and DuPont partner to promote the safety and protection of the community

    March 16, 2022: American University of Sharjah (AUS) has partnered with DuPont, a leading global science and innovation company, to offer students a valuable hands-on learning experience and an opportunity to develop technologies that promote safety and protection of the community. In the AUS DuPont Prize competition, students can select from two challenges to address: developing innovative solutions for removing micropollutants and trace contaminants in water or designing fire-resistant workwear for women in the oil and gas industry using Nomex® flame resistant fabrics. AUS ......read more

    UAEJJF Joins Forces with ADEK to Promote ‘Abu Dhabi Reads'

    Noura Al Shemiri, Emirati author of Jiu-Jitsu-themed “Hosn Al Emarat” books, will participate in a story-telling session at Umm Al Emarat Park on March 18 and 20 Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2022: UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), the nation’s governing body for the sport, has partnered with the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to support Abu Dhabi Reads, an initiative designed to foster reading as a daily habit across many of the UAE capital’s communities.  Emirati author Noura Al Shemiri will read her own book series Hosn Al Emarat to children at Umm ......read more

    Science Students Recycle Materials to Create Their Winning Entries in the Henkel Forscherwelt Science Lab School Competition

    Three students were recognized for their outstanding designs by Talib Abdul Kareem Julfar, CEO Infrastructure Services Sector at Dubai Municipality; Csaba Szendrei, President Henkel GCC, and German Consul General, Holger Mahnicke, at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai  UAE, Dubai, 16 March 2022: The winning students in the Forscherwelt Science Lab competition have been announced at the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. In an award ceremony led by Csaba Szendrei, President Henkel GCC last Thursday; Aliya Abdul Gafoor from Woodlem Park School, Riya Wynn from Gulf Indian High ......read more

    Stars of London's West End Coach budding Actors at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis

    • West End stars hosted acting and vocal workshops for BTEC and primary students • WSO is the GEMS Centre of Excellence for Performance and Theatre Technology • Week-long residency is part of collaboration between WSO and Arts International   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: West End stage actors Sarah Earnshaw, best known for playing Glinda in Wicked, and Luke Bayer, who starred as Jamie in Everyone’s Talking about Jamie, recently held a week-long residency at GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis (WSO).   Joining the school’s ......read more

    Procter & Gamble Launches the First ever UAE Women Entrepreneurs Academy in partnership with WEConnect International

    From March 7-9, P&G’s Women Entrepreneurs Academy will conduct industry wide training for 20 high-level women executives and business owners in the UAE UAE – 10 March 2022: Procter & Gamble Middle East FZE kickstarted its Women Entrepreneurs Academy scheduled from March 7-9 in its MENA Innovation Centre Dubai offices in collaboration with WEConnect International, as part of its ongoing commitment to equality and inclusion. The first of its kind in the region, the P&G Women Entrepreneurs Academy program invites female business-owners based in the UAE to participate ......read more

    Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Challenges Students to Embrace Global Citizenship

    • Ban Ki-moon opens GEMS World Academy Model United Nations conference • Eighth UN Secretary-General is the official Ambassador for the Dubai IB school • His Excellency encourages youth to take ownership and drive positive change   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS World Academy – Dubai recently welcomed back on campus its official Ambassador, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, to open the school’s Model United Nations (MUN) conference, which involved students from across Dubai in a three-day programme of ......read more

    GEMS World Academy Confronts the Hidden Hurdles Women Face for IWD 2022

    GEMS World Academy, a GEMS Education school that follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum, launched Hidden in Plain Sight for International Women’s Day 2022. Comprising a social exercise for students created and filmed on-site at GEMS World Academy in Dubai, Hidden in Plain Sight pits boys vs. girls in a hidden obstacle race, ultimately demonstrating the hidden challenges girls and women face throughout their lives. The campaign communicates the school’s commitment to teaching girls and boys about gender equality from a young age.    ...read more

    Emirates Literature Foundation and Wikimedians of the UAE Celebrate International Women's Day with Editathon

     Event aims to narrow the gap between the number of pages for Emirati men and women on Wikipedia   Dubai, UAE, 3 March 2022: The Emirates Literature Foundation and the Wikimedians of the UAE user group have issued an open invitation to the Wikipedia community in the UAE to celebrate Women's Day with action. Hosting an editathon event dedicated to recognising Emirati women’s achievements at both a local and international levels, the target is to create a minimum of 50 new Wikipedia pages for notable Emirati women. Pages can be created in Arabic, English or ......read more

    ‘Abu Dhabi Reads' Back on Track with Enriching Program for UAE Reading Month

    • Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge organizes a series of school and community activities • Library on Wheels to offer book-swapping opportunities during tours across schools and key landmarks in Abu Dhabi • Weekend activations at Umm Al Emarat Park include workshops, storytelling sessions, puppet theatres and more   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 1, March 2022: Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has set the stage for the return of ‘Abu Dhabi Reads’ this March to celebrate UAE Reading Month.    Designed to foster ......read more

    GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail partners with entrepreneurial edtech firm 8billionideas

    • WEK is first UAE school to form strategic partnership with edtech platform • Students’ future-focused learning will be enhanced with real business skills • Programme weaves entrepreneurship and social enterprise into curriculum   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 01, 2022: Students at GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail are set to gain enhanced real-world, practical business skills thanks to a new strategic partnership between the school and innovative education platform 8billionideas that focuses on weaving entrepreneurship and social enterprise ......read more

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development and the Emirates Talent Association Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University honours graduates of the “Emirati Explorer” Program

    Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid: “The government seeks to foster and encourage creativity by facilitating plans that are future oriented” Dhahi Khalfan: “We aspire to qualify talent and expertise to carry the torch of knowledge excellence, and establish a culture of scientific inquiry” Mansour Al Awar: "Our aim is to equip individuals with the skills for scientific exploration and prepare them for the challenges of the future” February 23, 2022 – The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has recently held an event to honour the graduates of ......read more

    Adek Launches New Training Pathway in Hospitality Sector at Al Karamah Training Institute to Enhance Workplace Inclusion Avenues for Students of Determination

    • Al Karamah Training Institute (AKTI) partners Il Caffé Di Roma to open a student-operated outlet located at the institute • Inclusive hospitality training scheme opens career pathways for students of determination and empowers them to be active members of society   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 17, February 2022: The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has launched a new hospitality training program for students of determination studying at Al Karamah Training Institute (AKTI), the first professional training center in the UAE for Emirati students on the ......read more

    JC Chaudhry achieves the First Guinness World Record on Numerology, first of 2022

    Guinness World Record Adjudicator Swapnil Dangarikar handed over the World Record to JC Chaudhry  JC Chaudhry, one of India’s top numerologists has set a new world record for the largest digital numerology lesson, educating about the 5,000 year old science. The first ever Guinness World Record in Numerology and the first world record of 2022 was achieved by one of India’s top numerologists JC Chaudhry educating about the ancient science to around 6000 participants. Enthusiasts of numerology joined from USA, UK, Middle East and India.  The initiative was ......read more

    'UNHCR Partners with Merex to Support Higher Education Opportunities for Refugees through “Aiming Higher”

    UNHCR partners with Merex to support higher education opportunities for refugees through “Aiming Higher” UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has organized a 5-month public engagement campaign in Dubai, UAE, in partnership with Merex Investment Group, a joint venture between Brookfield Asset Management and Dubai Holding, which seeks to raise funds for UNHCR’s ‘Aiming Higher’ programme to support refugee tertiary education worldwide. Merex Investment Group has provided UNHCR with spaces at their destinations in Dubai, including City Walk, La Mer and The Beach, ......read more

    Lenovo and GEMS Education Launch Region's First Dedicated Esports Zone in a School

    • The world’s leading PC manufacturer joins forces with one of the largest K-12 private education providers globally to illustrate the power and potential of gaming  • The collaboration sees Lenovo Esports technology integrated into a state-of-the-art gaming zone at GEMS Modern Academy, with GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa to follow and potential for wider regional rollout    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 14, 2022: GEMS Education and Lenovo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate opportunities for ......read more

    After a Successful First Season, Registrations for the Upcoming Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports are Officially Open in the UAE

    ● Following the announcement of Amazon as an official partner to the competition, the arrival of new names to the competition like Samsung and Lifebuoy, is set to take the competition to new heights.   ● The league will set the stage for Amazon MENA Masters Finals, the culmination of the Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports roadmap, where UAE teams will represent their country in the regional championship.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 14 February 2022- Successfully closing off its first-ever season in the region, Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports gets ready for a ......read more

    Highlights from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature'

    Saturday, 14 February:  Packed programme offers high stakes fashion, murder and global leadership Saturday marked the penultimate day of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which featured a robust selection of sessions for fans (young AND old) of fiction and non-fiction!  House of Gucci author Sara Gay Forden discussed the infamous family behind her bestselling non-fiction biography of the brand, covering generations of the Guccio family and the evolution of the Italian fashion industry. She also and shared her feelings on the recent film starring Lady ......read more

    “We have to be Smart, and we have to be Informed”, says Sara Gay Forden at Emirates LitFest Session about the Evils of the Internet

    Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2022: Journalist and author Sara Gay Forden shared her insights into how a handful of Big Tech companies is affecting the lives of the general public on a global scale. Speaking at the 14th annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary festival, Forden drew on her background with Bloomberg News in Washington, D.C., leading a team that covers lobbying and the challenges faced by big technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. Speaking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Sara Gay Forden said: “It ......read more

    Winners Announced for 2022 School Librarian of the Year Award

    Outstanding individuals honoured for influential role in engaging students with literature   Dubai, UAE, 10 February 2022:  In a prestigious ceremony held today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (3-13 February 2022) the winners of the School Librarian of the Year Awards were announced. The highly-prized awards are presented by the Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with The Executive Council of Dubai, to recognise those individuals who have shown exceptional commitment in promoting reading for pleasure among their students and in raising academic and ......read more

    GEMS Al Khaleej International School welcomes Students onto Brand New Campus

    • Move from Al Garhoud to Al Warqa 4, first announced in 2021, now complete • Students enjoy exciting first day in state-of-the-art, purpose-built new building • Expansive site offers enhanced facilities with increased capacity of 4,000 pupils   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates:  GEMS Al Khaleej International School today welcomed students onto its brand new state-of-the-art campus for the very first time, signalling the successful completion of the school’s move from its old site in Al Garhoud to Al Warqa 4 announced in August last year.   The ......read more

    Craft of Fine Handwriting Celebrated at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

    • Winners are announced of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition   Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2022: The craft of fine handwriting was celebrated today at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Royal Grammar School (RGS) Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition.      Celebrating beautiful penmanship, the RGS Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition gives young people the chance to show off their letter writing skills, ......read more

    Winners of Poetry for All Competition Announced at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

    Dubai, 8 February 2022: The UAE’s young poetry performers were celebrated today at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Poetry for All Competition, sponsored by Emirates NBD. The annual competition for pupils aged 8-18 gives young people the chance to show off their oratory and performance skills with individual interpretations of favourite poems, which this year were performed virtually.  Winners were chosen by a panel of Festival poets and judges including festival poets Afra Atiq, Danabelle Gutierrez and Rochelle ......read more

    Positive Mental Health Top of the Agenda across all GEMS Education Schools

    • Students’ wellbeing in focus on the occasion of Children’s Mental Health Week • Vast array of student-led initiatives launched in schools across GEMS network • Students increasingly taking advantage of the school support available to them   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: With Children’s Mental Health Week, from 7-13 February, shining a spotlight on the importance of positive mental health, schools across the GEMS Education network are making even more of an effort to ensure the wellbeing of all their students.   From myriad ......read more

    Winners of 2022 Emirates LitFest Writing Prize Announced at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

    Dubai, 7 February 2022: The winners of the Emirates LitFest Writing Prize have been announced today, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s prestigious competition to discover unpublished novelists.  Recognised as one of the most successful writing competitions in the region, the competition has a proven track record in finding new writing talent, producing nine published authors in the last nine years.   This year the process was revamped to include three judges, UK literary agents Luigi Bonomi and Sheila Crowley and UAE based publisher Kira Jean, each ......read more

    Announcing the winners of First Chapter - The ELF Seddiqi Writers' Fellowship

    Ten writers hand-picked for mentorship programme with internationally published authors Dubai, 7 February 2022: The first recipients of First Chapter, the ELF Seddiqi Writers’ Fellowship were announced today at a special ceremony at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The ten winners were selected from the 120 applicants writing in Arabic and English by their prospective mentors, internationally published authors Mark Billingham, Yrsa Siggurdottir, Patrick Gale, Ali Sparkes, Shobhaa De, Greg Mosse, Annabel Kantaria, Shahad Al Rawi, Taleb Al Refai and Najwa Bin ......read more

    Highlights from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

    February 04, 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicked off its 14th year at a brand new location in Al Habtoor City, with a specifically curated 'Emirati Day' that put Emirati authors and figures in the spotlight.   Key Highlights: Omar Saif Ghobash In a powerful spotlight, Omar Saif Ghobash reflected on fatherhood, his own family, and how they both influenced his first book Letters to a Young Muslim as well as the novel he is working on right now.     Mohammed Saeed Harib, the creative mind behind the popular Emirati animation sensation Freej ......read more

    HBMSU highlights innovation and sustainability at the third virtual conference of ‘Innovation Arabia 15'

    Mansoor Al Awar: The conference reflects our response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum to promote the role of innovation in building sustainable and secure future February 1, 2022 – Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and University President, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) successfully concluded the third in the series of virtual conferences being held as part of ‘Innovation Arabia 15.’ Themed ‘Innovation Systems for Sustainability, the one-day conference held in ......read more

    The MBRU Medical Careers Fair Explored Clinical and Non-clinical Career Options for Medical Students

    Hybrid Event’s Virtual Booths Explored Roles in 10 Specialties  Dubai, February 2, 2022: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has held its first MBRU Medical Careers Fair which will become an annual event following its debut success.  The inaugural edition, a hybrid event – live on-campus and online – attracted a keen audience of MBRU students enrolled in the University’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program, MBBS, from Year 4-6.  Eleven virtual booths took the students through 10 clinical ......read more

    HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan Promotes Children's Education In UAE'

    On a Mission to Promote Literacy:  Acclaimed Emirati Author, Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza AlNahyan, Continues to Promote Children’s Education Across The UAE.    Dubai, 2 February 2022:  Acclaimed Emirati children's author, HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan, is on a mission to promote children’s education across the UAE, and promote the heritage of the Emirates, which can be seen through her inspiring five children’s novels, and recent impactful initiatives.   The passionate author is a longtime advocate of children's literacy ......read more

    Gems Education Launches ‘GEMS Link' to Enhance Inclusion Provision in Schools

    • New initiative gives students access to high-quality, DHA-licensed therapists • Enhanced provision includes speech and language, and occupational therapy • Programme initially rolled out across four GEMS schools with more to come     Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Education has placed equality and opportunity for all at the centre of its latest offering, ‘GEMS Link’ – an innovative programme that enhances the inclusion provision at schools by providing caring, holistic and multidisciplinary services to children and adolescents who ......read more

    MBRU to Showcase Dental Education Opportunities at 26th UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition'

    The university will promote several postgraduate programs at Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine and Dubai Dental Hospital at the event held on 1-3, February   Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) will attend the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) on its 26th edition. The event, which will take place from 1-3 February 2022, is part of MBRU’s continuous efforts to showcase the growing educational opportunities for postgraduates pursuing a career in ......read more

    GEMS Winchester School, Fursan Hispania FC, ESM Partner to Develop World-Class Football Provision

    • Michel Salgado’s football club now based within school’s expansive campus • Students and teachers set to benefit from specialised training and coaching • New football pitch, padel tennis and padball courts added to school’s facilities     Dubai, United Arab Emirates: High-quality football and sports in general are set to become a major focus at GEMS Winchester School – Dubai (WSD) thanks to a partnership between the school, sports services provider ESM and Fursan Hispania FC, the football academy owned by former Spain ......read more

    HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan Promotes Children's Education In UAE

    On a Mission to Promote Literacy:  Acclaimed Emirati Author, Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza AlNahyan, Continues to Promote Children’s Education Across The UAE.    Dubai, 24 January 2022:  Acclaimed Emirati children's author, HH Sheikha Salama Bint Hazza Al Nahyan, is on a mission to promote children’s education across the UAE, and promote the heritage of the Emirates, which can be seen through her inspiring five children’s novels, and recent impactful initiatives. The passionate author is a longtime advocate of children's literacy and ......read more

    Fakeeh University Hospital becomes the First Private Hospital to Join an Initiative by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

    Terra Carta, a global business proposition, launched by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move forward towards a sustainable future  Dubai, January 21st 2022: Fakeeh University Hospital, a world-class healthcare and academic facility in the UAE, has become the first private hospital in the UAE to join Terra Carta, the global business proposition launched by His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales.  Launched in January 2021, Terra Carta is a global proposition from the Sustainable Markets Initiative that provides a roadmap ......read more

    Ajman University Celebrates the Spirit of UAE in Year of the Fiftieth Commencement Ceremony

    Ajman University’s Year of the Fiftieth Commencement Ceremony concluded on a high note with 480 graduates across 8 colleges receiving their diplomas in a high octave drive-through event. A key highlight of the event proved to be the laser show that celebrated the UAE’s glorious history in this fiftieth year of its formation. Ajman University also unveiled its mascot at the event, an eagle called Wings with the slogan ‘Make your Dreams Fly’. And dreams are flying indeed at Ajman University’s various colleges, where brilliant graduates have proven their ......read more

    Fakeeh University Hospital partners with Henkel to provide Occupational Health Services to Henkel Employees

    The partnership aims to introduce customized health and wellness plans as well as deliver basic life support and industrial first aid training to support the well-being of the Henkel employees in the Emirate. DUBAI, January 19, 2022 – Fakeeh University Hospital, world-class healthcare and academic facility in the UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Henkel to support employees’ health. Fakeeh University Hospital is thrilled to be providing services including access to 24/7 urgent care, home healthcare services, and travel vaccinations. Equipped with ......read more

    Ajman University Students Win The Excellence Award In Documentary Films

    Ajman University recognized at the Second Arab Media Youth Forum as students of the Mass communication College won the Excellence Award for their documentary films  January 18, 2022:  Ajman University has added another feather to their well-decorated hat following a recognition at the Second Arab Media Youth Forum, where students of the school from the Mass Communication College won the Excellence Award in the documentary films category. The students won the award at the ceremony held at the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. “We are excited with these ......read more

    St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada Shares 10 Tips on Effective Studying

    January 17, 2022:  Whether you’ve just gained acceptance to your dream program at your first choice university, or are looking for some studying inspiration to prepare for upcoming acceptance exams, St. George’s University, School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, has created a list of insightful tips that can guide you through the process of studying at school or university.   1. REVIEW MATERIAL REGULARLY Given the large amount of content that students need to read and learn, the need to study regularly is one piece of advice just about every university ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Forges New Partnerships with Leading Malaysian Universities

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 January 2022: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), the largest private university in the UAE, continues to strengthen its relationship with leading Malaysian academic institutions, further enhancing ADU's growing portfolio of partnerships with prominent universities around the world. These partnerships, which were discussed during a visit from a Malaysian delegation led by Dato’ Professor Dr. Husaini Omar, Director General of the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia and 30 delegates from 10 prestigious Malaysian universities, will enable the University to provide its ......read more

    Ajman University Set to Host the "Year of the Fiftieth" Commencement Ceremony

    Innovative educator, Ajman University reveals the schedule for forthcoming drive-through commencement ceremony January 11, 2022:  Ajman University’s "Year of the Fiftieth" commencement ceremony will once again be a drive-through event this year, in accordance with Covid-19 safety protocols across the UAE. Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ajman University has utilized the innovative drive-through format to ensure adherence to Covid-19 safety measures. A widely anticipated event each year by graduating students, their parents and the general public, Ajman ......read more

    GEMS Education Statement: Navigating a Safe Return to School Over the Coming Weeks

    GEMS Education continues to work very closely with the authorities in the UAE to keep our school communities as safe as possible following the move to distance learning. We are continuously monitoring the situation and look forward very much to welcoming our students back into the classroom as soon as it is safe to do so.   We will never compromise on the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, their families, and our staff. We are keeping our families up to date with all developments and thank them for their understanding and cooperation.    • ......read more

    The Emirates LitFest Student Edition Now Available to Schools

    • Full virtual programme and limited number of live on-site sessions available   Dubai, UAE, 4 January 2022:  The Emirates Literature Foundation has unveiled its Education Programme for the upcoming Emirates LitFest Students Edition and opened ticket sales.    Building on the success of the virtual programme in 2021, the programme for 2022 will feature a great line up of virtual sessions made available to schools for one month, 10 February – 10 March. There is a nominal fee per school, rather than per student, which makes the virtual programme more ......read more

    GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis becomes first UAE School to Achieve ‘Unified Champion School' Status

    ● WSO leads the way in creating an inclusive culture for Students of Determination ● Programme from Special Olympics UAE aims to normalise whole-school inclusion ● WSO is recognised for excellence in delivering unified sports and youth leadership      Dubai, United Arab Emirates: GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis has been recognised by Special Olympics UAE as the first ‘Unified Champion School’ in the UAE.    The ‘Unified Champion Schools Programme’ was launched by Special Olympics UAE in 2019, ......read more

    MBRU Offers 50% Fee Reduction for Postgraduates through a Scholarship Program and a Fully Funded PhD in Biomedical Sciences

    • MBRU is providing scholarships covering 50% off tuition fees to attract the most talented students pursuing a Master of Science degrees in Nursing and Biomedical Sciences • Applicants with a Master of Science degree and a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 are eligible for a fully sponsored PhD admission • The initiative is in line with the UAE leadership's strategy for talent attraction and retention     Dubai, UAE, 27 December 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is offering through its scholarship ......read more

    Every Day Counts at SPRINGDALES

    December 18, 2021:  As the principal of Springdales school I am amazed at the reasons for children missing large sways of education especially as we are only just getting back to face to face schooling after a long period of absence due to Covid-19. Education and Training departments all around the world are undertaking an analysis of factors that may be associated with student achievement based on the results of literacy and numeracy tests. Many studies incorporated data on socioeconomic status, student mobility and student attendance. This analysis indicated that ‘every day ......read more

    GEMS Education CEO and Educators Tap into ‘Student Voice' with New Series of Consultation Panels for Pupils

    • New panels offer Group CEO Dino Varkey chance to hear student views first-hand • Students of all ages represented in panels to discuss wide range of school issues • Panel has overseen and approved new student survey for all GEMS school pupils   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - December 15, 2021:  GEMS Education has placed ‘Student Voice’ at the top of its agenda with a newly launched series of Student-CEO Consultation Panels designed to involve pupils in their schools’ decision-making processes.   They give Group CEO Dino Varkey ......read more

    GEMS Education Chairman, Mr Sunny Varkey, meets Student Author

    UAE - 15, December 2021: GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai student Sarvesh Sridhar, aged 9, was delighted when his book ‘Tom and the Treasure of Death Island’ was published and even happier when the Founder and Chairman of GEMS Education, Mr Sunny Varkey, met him in person to congratulate him on his success. “It was a great honour and inspiration to meet Mr Varkey – he was very interested in my book and how I came to write it. I hope to write more such adventure books in the future,” said Sarvesh. Mr Varkey, who also hosted Sarvesh’s parents ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University takes home ‘Cloud Transformation of the Year' Award

    • ADU’s Director of Information Management & Technology Department (IMT) was awarded ‘Cloud Transformation Champion of the Year’ in the education category at the Cloud Accelerate Summit and Awards   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates— 13 December 2021: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), the largest private university in the UAE, received the ‘Cloud Transformation of the Year’ award in the education category at the Cloud Accelerate Summit and Awards held in Dubai. The Summit is organized by Leap Media Solutions, publishers of CXO DX, the ......read more

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